New Obsession: XXXCHANGE

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I first heard this remix when umstrum posted the track on January 10th. I love Radiohead and I love Thom Yorke and am pretty open to anything involving variations on their tracks – this did not disappoint. I thought this post would originally be devoted to Thom Yorke but that all quickly changed when I started delving into XXXCHANGE and his remixes. Track after track, repeat after repeat, and hours later – its official: I’m obsessed.

XXXChange hails from Brooklyn. This week he will be in Paris, performing on Jan 23rd. So if you are in Paris, lucky you…if not, his 2010 remaining tour has yet to be revealed. His “influences” are noted as “jumping in bushes, eating noodles & coffee…” yeah, that sounds about right.

I love XXXCHANGE for the same reason I love MSTRKRFT – (not because they are both all caps, although a pretty fitting match for both) their tracks are high energy hooks that make you want to run into a crowd of dancing, jumping,  screaming fans and party til the sun comes up or until your legs give out, whichever comes first. The initial track that sealed the deal for me is here:

Thom Yorke – The Eraser (XXXChange Remix)

*Beyond The Eraser, check out The Eraser RMXS, released in 2008, the 9 track compilation debuts remixes from Four Tet and Cristian Vogel. Favorites include: Atoms For Peace (Four Tet Remix) and Black Swan (Christian Vogel Spare Parts Remix).

The Twelves did one of my favorite remixes  – The Virgins’ “Rich Girls,”  here’s XXXCHANGE’s:

The Virgins – Rich Girls (XXXChange Remix)

UPDATE: XXXCHANGE (Spank Rock) is coming to NYC February 20th to the Tribeca Grand Hotel with Memory Tapes + Tanlines