The xx – “Islands (CHLLNGR remiXX)”
As suggested by last week’s the Very Best/Florence collision and Nosaj Thing before that, etc., the xx’s spacious hush makes them an easy remix target: Their sound leaves a ton of room for folks to squeeze in their own interpretations, so a ton of folks have … That said, CHLLNGR, aka California-to-Copenhagen multi-instrumental producer Steve Borth, is the first to cheekily label his take a “remiXX.” Two Points. The song he selected is “Islands,” a more than fitting title for someone who references King Tubby, Scientist, and Prince Jammy (in addition to Burial, Prefuse 73, and Boards Of Canada) as influences.
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