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  • Filed under: MP3
  • 01/06/2014

First Listen

XO "Old Skool"

Like most of us, XO seems to harbor a certain fondness for the "old school," at least if this one-off freebie is any indication. The appropriately titled "Old Skool" track from the young Englishman serves as an homage to a number of decades-old sounds, lacing its shuffling undercurrent with a series of jubilant organ stabs, excitable chords, droning strings, and even a bit of hip-house vocal sampling for good measure. Still, XO shapes the bassweight and rhythmic force of his latest production very much to today's standards, rendering "Old Skool" a welcome choice for any dancefloor willing to simultaneously look forward and backwards into the canon of house music.

Average: 8.1 (377 votes)

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