Text Records boss Kieran Hebden, a.k.a. Four Tet, today shared an extended remix of The xx's "A Violent Noise," off their new album I See You. His rework adds some tensile fervor to the emotionally vulnerable original, ditching fragility for something a little more riled up and triumphant.
Complementing the tentative, almost opaque nature of the track's melodic progression, Hebden places special emphasis on murky low-end motions topped with bursts of hiss. The rolling garage-influenced shuffle of his rhythm section, meanwhile, evokes the work of his one-time collaborator Burial, particularly the title track on his 2011 EP Street Halo.
The xx have long looked to Hebden for remixes of their material: he has previously shared versions of their first album's track "VCR" and their second album's "Angels." More recently, Hebden turned in a "club version" Jamie xx's "Seesaw," from his debut solo LP In Colour.
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