The xx has inspired an infinite number of remixes, so what’s another one? Some time ago, The xx covered Aaliyah‘s “Hot Like Fire” and created a delicate, airy thing. Chicago’s BeazyTymes, a 17-year-old producer who has an affinity for trap, filters Aaliyah’s song one more time and provides it with a gentle, skittering beat. The ethereal quality from the cover still remains, but this remix pulls the floating cover back down to earth, and it works. Listen to BeazyTymes’ remix below.
Here’s The xx’s cover for comparison:
And if you like being thorough, here’s Aaliyah’s original: