The xx's sparse, intimate music provides the perfect framework for artists to remix them, and there have been many great ones from their three albums. The latest remix comes from the band's own producer Jamie xx, putting a new spin on their first single from 2017's I See You.
Jamie xx's remix of "On Hold" immediately sounds unrecognizable from the original, replacing the opening verse with a slow-building house beat. The Hall & Oates-sampled chorus is now broken up and weaved into the beat, alongside a kick & snare that keep the tempo throughout the song. Around two minutes in, the song brings loud, arpeggiated synths to the forefront and continues to build on that for the duration of the six-minute track.
Jamie xx's restrained, minimalist work with The xx is incredibly impressive, but his talent really shines on his solo work where he is not bound by any restrictions. Enjoy!
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