The xx – “A Violent Noise” (Four Tet Remix)

REYKJAVIK, ICELAND - OCTOBER 21: Four Tet aka Kieran Hebden performs with two laptop computers at the Reykjavik Art Museum during the second day of the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival on October 21, 2004 in Reykjavik Iceland. Now in its sixth year Airwaves has become one of the premier showcases for new music - Icelandic and otherwise - in the world. (Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Kieran Hebden

Four Tet, the veteran British producer known to his parents as Kieran Hebden, comes from the same adventurous-but-withdrawn beat-music mindset that gave us the xx’s Jamie xx. And Hebden just loves remixing the xx. In the past, he’s done his own reworkings of the xx’s “VCR” and “Angels,” as well as the Jamie xx/Romy Madley Croft song “Seesaw.” (Also, Jamie xx has remixed Four Tet’s “Lion.”) And now Four Tet has gone back to the well again, doing a stretched-out and lovely eight minute version of “A Violent Noise,” a track from the xx’s new album I See You. The Four Tet reworking keeps the snaky guitar line but removes all the vocals; it feels like something pulling at the back of your memory. Listen to it below.

This story originally appeared on Stereogum.

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