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New Pavilion Xool: “Loveless”

Here’s a good case study in how to make a sample really work for you. Pavilion Xool’s latest builds itself around a sample from Ariana Grande’s “Forever Boy,” specifically a few lines that are mostly tightened up, with an emphasis on the breathing noises she makes between words. Yet Pavilion Xool builds a woozy, pitch-shifted nebulous around this voice, and is able to keep it compelling even if the main vocals are mostly consistent. Look at it as a very enjoyable reminder of their skills in making a track come alive. Listen above.