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Jamie xx already produced the xx's "Sunset," the most dance-informed song on his band's 2012 sophomore album Coexist. But now he's gone and remixed his own track, turning up the thump and converting…   Read Story »
Throughout the course of my life I have not been what you would call an R&B listener. A brief history of my dabbling: I owned a cassette copy of Boyz II Men's II because who didn't? A year later I…   Read Story »
When we posted the 10 Best Indie Christmas Songs we limited our list to yuletide jamz that actually exist. Animal New York took a different tack, imagining what holiday songs would sound like if they…   Read Story »
Wham!'s "Last Christmas" is one of the all-time great cheesed-out holiday songs, but it's got a simple, heart-heavy longing at its core, and so maybe it's not such a shock that the xx would consider…   Read Story »
Barcelona's dank Balearic beat maker John Talabot and countryman/house producer Pional have already collaborated to great effect twice this year -- see "Destiny," from Talabot's murked-out afterhours…   Read Story »
Earlier this year, the great British electronic producer Four Tet released Pink, an excellent and somewhat underrated collection of dance singles. In the past, Four Tet has remixed the xx's "VCR" and…   Read Story »
On Friday night, the xx came through Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and played "Chained," the hushed and skeletal single from their new album Coexist. On the show, they played a version of the song…   Read Story »
Virtually the entire music-blogging universe (except me) is at CMJ right now, so you'll have to forgive the indie music universe for neglecting to drop too many videos in the past seven days. I…   Read Story »
In the xx's new video for "Chained," one of the standout songs from their new album from Coexist, we see the group's three members as they plunge, in extreme and near-fetishistic slo-mo, into a giant…   Read Story »
On the most recent episode of the BBC's Later With Jools Holland, British minimal-pop heroes the xx came through to play their delicate, insinuating single "Angels," bringing their gigantic…   Read Story »