The xx – “Sunset” (Kim Ann Foxman Remix)

Kim Ann Foxman

Kim Ann Foxman rose to prominence as a member of Hercules and Love Affair, her moment in the full Hercules spotlight the rollicking, vibrant “Athene.” Her vocals on the track were deeply engaging, not as haunting or virtuosic as Antony’s, but just as winning and real. But Kim Ann is also an artist in her own right, and since leaving H&LA she has been doing her best to maintain her distinction in the dance landscape. “Creature” was a notable success (Hercules mastermind Butler produced and cowrote it). The track was hypnotic and highly danceable. Her latest effort, a remix of The xx’s “Sunset,” falls a little flat, though. It’s not hazy and loose enough to hypnotize, not relentless enough to incite insanity (see the classic “Acid Tracks”), not rapturous enough to induce euphoria. But the track does display endless taste. Each clap, kick, and hi-hat click is meticulously placed. There’s real artistry to that.

Kim Ann Foxman – “Creature”

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