Here's a simple concept that works: members of the extended Hivern Discs crew remixing tracks from The xx's 2012 sophomore album, Coexist. Predictably, the results are exceptionally strong. Marc Pional kicks things off with a sublime analogue acid house take on "Fiction", which fuses the original vocals and melodies with classic Mr Fingers style grooves and chords. The Mistakes Are OK remix of "Reunion" is a chiming downtempo delight - woozy and wide-eyed, with just the right amount of percussive shuffle - while Round's remix of "Missing" blends tactitle positivity and delay-laden dreaminess with enveloping grooves to great effect. Most startling of all, though is the New Jackson version of "Swept Away", which adds a little subdued jazz swing to the emotion-rich original.
Tommy Four Seven and James Kronier's project continues to attract the attention of some well-known remixers. Working as Atom TM, Uwe Schmidt gets to grips with "When Told" and transforms it into a glitchy rhythm that drifts in and out a droning fog before ending in a sublime, atmospheric ambient coda. The Kangding Ray version of "Diesel" is far more abrasive, with grungy, scuffled beats and a buckled rhythm making for a particularly rough take on warehouse techno. Last but by no means least is Ancient Methods' take on "Isopod". Eschewing AM's usual relentless take on techno, this remix is more off centre and stepping, but with the same grinding, screeching riffs as usual audible.