Listen: The XX, “Angels (Mirrors Remix)”

    Have you noticed how hard it is to remix The xx just right? It’s easy for a producer to hear the blank spaces in the minimalist tracks and want to fill them with cheap, empty club beats. (“All the better to grind to, my dear!”) Not Mirrors. Christopher McFarlane, who records under the Mirrors moniker, has taken “Angels,” the spare and sad first single off Coexist, and made a few delicate changes. The bass is more present, and hip-hop glitches propel the groove without damaging the song’s bones. Listen below. [Hypetrak