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AND001 – limited vinyl on A&R Edits
Released: Monday 27th May, 2013
Side A: Buffalo Dance (Reworked by Henry Greenwood)
Selected by GW
Cutting his teeth on the UK bar DJ circuit with gigs six nights a week, Henry Greenwood has nurtured an understanding of the vital ingredients required for a killer dance floor groove. From the early days of breaking both the pause buttons on his family stereo system (whilst crafting his first reworks) to spinning alongside Derrick Carter at London's disco-flavoured club night Slide, Henry is carving a razor-sharp niche in the ever-evolving re-edits movement.
‘Buffalo Dance’, the opening statement of this new imprint, was a true labour of love: as anybody who has played with the 'Scratchapella' will know, it comes bundled with a frustratingly top-heavy drum kick, before stopping completely midway through the second verse. Henry pillaged every official remix that was released for the parts to his version, the Japanese 3” CD single being particularly useful, and thankfully the original producer's reluctance to share the full vocal was balanced by how many of the other elements feature in isolation on the remixes.
Henry's beautifully crafted extension features the lingering familiarity of the original's two chord progression that ultimately gives way to the opening verse of Neneh Cherry's unforgettable vocal, a tip of the hat to the original track.