The xx draw remixes out of beatmakers in piles. Their sparse composition allows DJs plenty of flex space to tweak and twist the fragile Brits in every direction. Unfortunately, this often results in messy splices, broken and bloody shadows of the original tracks that sound like wet trash.
When it’s done right, however, an xx remix sounds like – well, like what BeazyTymes has done to “Unfold” – muscled up without interrupting the structure of the song, instrumentation still intact. Beazy speeds up the beat, adds a nice trappy kick/clap/hi hat beat in the back, and that minimalist kit fits like lock and key into the original track.
BeazyTymes seems to have found a home in The xx’s sound – a relationship we will continue to track with an eyebrow cocked.