Jamie xx "Loud Places" (John Talabot remix)

Jamie xx "Loud Places" (John Talabot remix)
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Jamie xx's In Colour is Exclaim!'s second favourite album of the year so far, and we can now hear one of the LP's most memorable songs in a new light thanks to remix of "Loud Places" by John Talabot.

As with the original version of the tune, the remix prominently features moody lead vocals from The xx's Romy Madley-Croft. Beyond that, however, the arrangement gets a fairly dramatic overhaul, as the quiet verses and soulful choruses are replaced by a peaceful, blippy dance groove.

Stereogum notes that the remix premiered on Axel Boman's mix for Tim Sweeney's Beats in Space radio show on WNYU. Hear it below; the track begins sometime after the 1:05:00 mark, although Boman and Sweeney talk over the intro so it's tough to make out the first part of the song.

 

BIS Radio Show #788 with Axel Boman by Beats In Space Radio on Mixcloud