Mercury Prize winners The XX asked TRACEY THORN to record a track from their debut LP for an album they were commissioning of covers by their favourite artists. Unfortunately the project fell through a few months later for numerous logistical reasons, but Tracey’s version of ‘Night Time’ now sees the light of day on her forthcoming ‘Night Time’ EP.

It features Ben Watt on guitars/backing vox. This is the first time the pair have played together on a recording for over ten years. It will be released on 7th November on 7″ vinyl and is already available digitally, through Strange Feeling.

Additional tracks include ‘Swimming’, one of recently acclaimed album ‘Love And Its Opposite’s most popular tracks with production collaborator Ewan Pearson (producer of both Tracey’s recent albums) buffing up and re-editing the previous remix by current dance producers-du-jour, Visionquest (Detroit’s Seth Troxler, Ryan Crosson, Lee Curtiss). UK underground house legend Charles Webster adds his magic with a percussive main mix and rainy, autumnal dub.

The EP tracks form part of ‘Extended Plays 2010-2011’, a special download-only album released on 7th November. It also features Tracey’s delicate take on Vampire Weekend’s ‘Taxi Cab’, a cover of Sufjan Stevens’ Christmas classic ‘Sister Winter’ and remixes of standout ‘Love & Its Opposite’ cuts by Pearson, ambient-electro duo Walls, Morgan Geist and Blue Daisy.