When we first heard onetime BTW Pablo Díaz-Reixa, aka El Guincho, we were drawn in by “Antillas,” a song we described as “a five-minute bundle of clattering loops and sunny harmonies.” It was from the self-released Alegranza!, before he’d signed to XL, who reissued the collection. Almost two years after being hooked we have an “Antillas” remix by XXXchange. It shows up on one of two double 12″s that feature remixes of the track by the likes of Architecture In Helsinki, Prins Thomas, Banana Clipz, etc. (Mad Decent’s releasing one, Young Turks the other.) It’s nice being reintroduced to the song, especially as we inch closer to winter. In this take, you’ll here the original’s loops buried beneath, and weaving through, a slew of new sounds.
El Guincho – “Antillas (XXXchange remix)” (MP3)
The two different “Antillas” 12″‘s are out 11/23 via Young Turks and Mad Decent. You can pre-order them at those respective links. Both are limited to 500 as 12″ vinyl/download. Here’s the original if you want a refresher:
El Guincho – “Antillas” (MP3)