The xx – Reconsider (Jamie xx Remix)
Reconsider is the elusive, unlisted track on the xx’s 2012 album Coexist. With this enigma already surrounding it and combined with the fact that it is remixed and recontextualized by Jamie xx you know before you even press play that its destined to be pretty special. Originally lifted from his recent 55minute Boiler Room set, it is as yet unreleased as a single.
It’s not overly re-worked in its delivery and still oozes the same deep, ethereal beauty of the original. Sometimes dark, sometimes harrowing, it floats hazily and dreamlike in and out of intensity and comes to rest firmly on your conscious. Jamie xx is well recognised for his ability to remix influential tracks with an immense finesse; so much so that it feels like a mist of slow, sexy, tranquillity wraps itself around you when you listen to them. Reconsider is no exception to that rule.
Definitely one to add to the midnight bedroom playlist.
Words – The Other Jess