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The spare and smoldering electro/guitar bits comprised by the xx LP are ripe for remix reduction, the latest coming from 23-year-old L.A. producer Jason Chung aka Nosaj Thing. His take on the best new artist of 2009′s “Islands” comes on the heels of a redo for Chalotte Gainsbourg (Radiohead and hometown brethren Flying Lotus before that), pitting its native vocals inside trip-hopped, stereoscopic synths and trickly beats, locating the xx’s “Islands” somewhere between Bristol and Flying Lotus’s Los Angeles.


(via keepreal)

Here’s that Radiohead take in case you’re missing it:

xx is out, and Nosaj Thing has an LP his own titled Drift out via AlphaPup.

Comments (6)
  1. Jeff  |   Posted on Jan 5th, 2010 0

    “…and it’s AWESOME!” should be the 2nd part of that headline.

  2. Andrew   |   Posted on Jan 5th, 2010 0

    Love me some Nosaj Thing.

  3. Caveman  |   Posted on Jan 6th, 2010 0

    That was terrible. I have been wanting to hear that song remixed for a while. Makes me wonder why people even bother. I mean great do it. Show your friends. Don’t bother the rest of us. That could be done so much better just using the sounds already there. Or maybe a dubstep version?

  4. I hate remixes. But the Reckoner remix is just so tasty.

  5. not awesome. this remix made the most beautiful parts of this song, monotone and meaningless.
    I think even Dubstep would have done a better job.

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