Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx – “My Cloud”

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Jamie Smith, the xx’s resident electro-shuffle genius, has churned out a great remix a week for the last little while, and the latest offering from his incongruous but fascinating attempt to remix every song on XL labelmate Gil Scott-Heron’s I’m New Here continues this trend nicely.

Smith serves up a heaping helping of bedroom-eyed fuzz and head-nodding groove on “My Cloud” – Heron’s voice sounds ethereal over clattering percussion and a looped vocal back track. It’s impossible not to snap your fingers along. You only have to wait a few more weeks to put this one on the record player during a candlelit dinner – We’re New Here drops February 22. This will probably tide you over until then.

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