MP3: St. Lucia – “Closer Than This” (Xaphoon Jones Remix)

September 26, 2012 No comments yet

Just released, Xaphoon Jones has made a masterful remix of St. Lucia’s “Closer Than This.” As one of my favorite songs this year, I would judge any remix harshly, but Xaphoon has stripped down to pure beats and synths. Normally I wouldn’t quote another blog, but Neon Gold Records described the song perfectly as “[s]tripping the original down to its skivvies ’til it’s just topless synths and bottomless beats, it’s a tranquil starlit nightswim before the ocean-sized chorus comes crashing down without warning in a torrential downpour of space horns and lunar guitars. Swim at your own risk.” Yeah, that sums it up. Needless to say, I am a fan.

XJV3, the final mixtape in Xaphoon’s trilogy is coming soon.