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    Vector_Xing - "Wild-Child"

    For three years, Vector_Xing's Stevan was Quincy Jones' assistant. Something must have rubbed off in the process, because the Los Angeles-based duo's "Wild-Child" has a maturity and breadth to it that doesn't often appear on debut singles.

    There's a fiery urgency in both the vocals and the production, and it comes from all angles: on this introduction to their music, Vector_Xing proves themselves adept at combining acoustic and electronic elements—"Wild-Child" starts with a swelling, melancholic guitar before giving way to skittering synths and some of Stevan's full-throated bellows—learned, no doubt, at Quincy's elbow. Exciting new talent coming from the West Coast.—Graham Corrigan