Black Gold Buffalo originally formed in East London back in 2014. A line-up change, a move to the South East Coast in the UK and with lots of time spent writing under their belts, the four-piece are now ready to release their self titled debut album in Spring 2018. The album tackles obstacles young people face growing up in the city, the highs and lows of inner city living, escapism, frustration etc.
Hannah Holland who plays bass in the band is also an iconic DJ, producer and label boss that most of you have probably heard of. Her distinct sound incorporates elements of house, techno and bass. Her releases can be found on iconic labels such as Classic Music Company, Crosstown Rebels, Nervous Records and of course on her own labels Batty Bass and Native City.
This exclusive Discobelle premiere of the Hannah Holland remix of single track “Pearls Deep” is a steadfast piece of darkish indie dance with an infectious bassline, a housed up beat and vocals that linger in the background.
Medasin is getting really fucking good at flipping tracks, both obscure and popular, into his own docile musical remit. Fans of his off-the-wall “Wild Thoughts” remix are to find a similar flare in recent take on Joji’s “Will He,” adding some air and ambiance whilst utilizing those vocal chops like it’s nobody’s business.
Creative collective Vibbar are making their debut release via MistaJam’s Speakerbox label with their new single “Sweden” and we here at Discobelle can present the smasher of a remix from London producer Sammy Porter.
The track is formed an around amalgamation of sounds, influences and voices with catchy bars that meets a melodic instrumental and a boosted bass.
“Vibbar is something everyone can experience, Vibbar is inclusive, Vibbar is far from exclusive – it’s not a situation where we’re trying to seclude anyone or not have anyone a part of it. It remains a collective of individuals that are friends, who are creatives and express themselves through different creative mediums such as art, music, production, videography and we do it together under one umbrella.”
Peep the video for the original version of “Sweden” below.
Discobelle premiere in the house!
From our friends in grooved out/funked up/disco outfit FSQ we received this alternate and extended DJ dub version of their remix for Los Angeles producer B Bravo. The original version of the remix appears on B Bravo’s “Paradise Remixed” album (also on the “Paradise Remixed” compilation are remixes from XL Middleton, Simbad, Pillowtalk, Captain Planet, Teeko, Jaël and Grandfeather) which was recently released via the Bastard Jazz label.
The original version of the track is a super smooth affair but the FSQ crew put in a very different “Caribbean Disco” sounding remix of the track with member GKoop spearheading the production of the remix. GKoop has been busy this year as the co-writer of platinum-selling hip-hop hits like “It’s a Vibe” by 2 Chainz and “Bad and Boujee” by Migos. Fortunately, he took time out of his hectic schedule for FSQ and brought in drummer Marquisse Moore and pianist Graham Richards to give the remix a strong dose of Borinquen flavor and highlights the percussion we peppered the mix with: woodblocks, congas, bongos, and clappers in order to make everyone dance.
Let the beat play on and enjoy this special exclusive FSQ “Caribbean Disco Dub” of B Bravo’s “Freak It”!