"Girl"

The xx's Jamie Smith (a.k.a. Jamie xx in his solo incarnation) can never quite decide if he wants to help you drift off in the chill-out room or get you going on the dance floor. On this one-off single, he splits the difference, layering cloudy, amorphous synths and vague vocal samples over a distant drum smack. Seeing as how 20 years have passed, maybe it's time for a trip-hop revival.

From The Archives Issue 1209: May 22, 2014
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