About four years ago, east London’s Black Gold Buffalo were one of the most exciting emerging acts in the UK capital. Having vanished suddenly with a lot of unfinished business to account for, the outfit returned back in April with a stellar debut self-titled LP of absorbing, dark pop jams with a post-punk edge on their own Buff Rekkids label.
Now, the band are set to deliver a remix EP for one of the album’s highlights ‘Lay It Down’, set for release once again on Buff Rekkids.
Remixes come from hugely exciting names, Whatever/Whatever, Violet and Ghost Culture, with each bringing their own distinct flavour to a track that confronts the ideas of wanting to escape the disillusionment of the city and its corporate climate.
Violet’s remix – premiering below – showcases the fast-rising Portuguese DJ/producer’s talent for retaining the original cut’s emotional heft while curating the percussive energy to turn it into a dancefloor ready cracker.
"It was my first time remixing a band but the stems were so interesting and danceable that everything kind of fell into place when I started working with my drum/perc heavy, emotional approach in mind,” said Violet of the remix. “Also had lots of fun reworking the vocals, I want to do it more often now."