Song of the Day: Jamie xx “Loud Places (Altered Tapes Rework)”

Jamie XX - Loud Places (Altered Tapes  Rework)

Jamie xx “Loud Places (Altered Tapes Rework)”

Chicago-based DJ/production duo Altered Tapes continue their winning streak of inventive but respectful remixes with their latest effort, a reworking of Jamie XX’s already-terrific “Loud Places” single with Romy (from his critically-lauded In Colour album, released earlier this year and garnering Song of the Day accolades from us). Moving in a decidedly more house-oriented direction, Altered Tapes up the tempo and seamlessly blend in a bit of Idris Muhammad. Guaranteed to inspire smiling faces on the dance floor.

From Mass Appeal:

If you’re a true-school crate digger, enormous music fanatic, or just someone who appreciates tracks that have a great backstory that open the portal to 10 other great musical tales, you’re in luck. Ever wanted to hear what would happen if you took the samples that comprised your favorite rap or soul track and refit the verses of the song around different melodic sections of the original source material? That’s what Altered Tapes specialize in as a tandem, and from The Beatnuts’ “Watch Out Now” to a grip of Notorious B.I.G.’s biggest tunes, they’ve excelled.

Read more about Altered Tapes via the piece at Mass Appeal and grab a free download via Soundcloud.

Jamie xx “Loud Places (Altered Tapes Rework)”

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