Since The XX released “Angels“, the first single of their long-awaited album, many artists rushed to remix it. DrDr have, and are among the few to do so properly; their version is outstanding.
It starts beautifully with DrDr’s characteristic percussion work which gradually gains in intensity. The vocals completely equal the emotion charge of the original until a fabulous drop when the instrumental stops and the vocals drop an octave, bringing the track deeper. From there starts a beautiful interweaving of chopped up vocals paired with the percussion, but it all remains minimal to stay faithful to the spirit of the original song.
This brilliant cover is free for download off DrDr’s Facebook page.