It seems like it’s been a while since I’ve heard a remix I like. I guess I don’t listen to much new electronic music these days, so perhaps that’s a part of it. When I listened to this Jamie xx remix of Radiohead’s Bloom though, I was totally entranced by it.
I really shouldn’t call it a remix, in fact it’s a rework, as state in the title. Jamie xx took some pieces and parts of the track and has made a distinctly different track from that essence. The track is like a 8 minute journey, it kind of goes all over the place but continues as a steady, enthralling rhythm. I love how he layers Thom Yorke’s vocals over the top of the whole thing, giving it that modern day Pure Moods vibe.
I’ve also posted his initial rework which was much shorter. I’m really glad he decided to expand upon it and make it something so much more rich.