The xx’s Jamie Smith, aka Jamie xx, recently appeared on BBC News’ Newsnight program. And rather than, you know, just be a guest on the show, he decided to provide a remix of its theme music. The original is essentially entirely orchestral-based, except for the few rock guitars that whine their way into the mix. Jamie’s version retains some of the original’s elements, but it’s given an even darker vibe along with ample dance elements. Newsnight should probably pick this up for at least one broadcast.
Stream the remix below. Jamie xx and Gil Scott-Heron’s remix album, We’re New Here, drops Feb. 22