Back in September, a preview of Four Tet‘s remix of “Angels” by The xx appeared. This time, Jamie xx pays the favor back with the chilled thump that is his remix of Four Tet’s “Lion.” The beat feels like it’s plucked from a number of different areas – we’ve got a steady bop in the background that, as more elements get layered on it, turns into this loose-collective of intriguing drums. An IDM-esque vibe lies in the bassline used, feeling like something Aphex Twin or Autechre would’ve conjured up in their heyday. No word on when this one is being released, but it feels like a Four Tet vs. The xx remix album should be on the way.
Four Tet - "Lion (Jamie xx Remix)"