The xx - Angels (Budo Remix)
Even if you already have a stack of xx remixes, you can definitely afford room for this one.
This song has been floating around for a long time and it seems as though every man and his dog has made at least one remix/cover of The xx, but Seattle born producer Budo is renowned for his production work and this remix of Angels definitely warrants a listen.
The trap beat fit the moody bittersweet melody perfectly. It’s a synergy between light and dark and the wintry feel of this remix suits the chilly weather in Melbourne right now. Enjoy.
Download - Angels (Budo Remix)
The xx - Angels (The Confect Remix)
We are big xx fans here at the Ill Chill Pill. So when a remix came out to the group’s new single, I knew we had to feature it. I was holding out doing a clichéd post praising the group’s latest effort when I was not an immediate self-proclaimed fan of the lead single. My unreasonably high expectations got the better of me but I am glad I waited until I heard this version, which in my opinion eclipses the original.
This will be the 3rd feature of a remixed xx track on the site and it is featured with good reason.
The remix adds some ambient elements to create a dreamscape which accompanies Romy’s hushed emotive vocals beautifully. The drums are also oddly familiar from half a dozen hip hop songs I have heard. They help give shape to what might have been an otherwise totally fluid remix.
The new xx album Coexist is unleashed on Septermber 10th.