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Thursday, Jul 04 2013 | 06:31
Image: 1581679 A&R Edits is a new edits label curated by Greg Wilson, this first volume with Henry Greenwood's reworks of 'Buffalo Stance' by Neneh Cherry and George Benson's 1977 single, 'Nature Boy'.

Cutting his teeth on the UK bar DJ circuit with gigs six nights a week, as well as being a member of production duo Casio Social Club, 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.

On the flip, Henry has revisited George Benson's 1977 single, 'Nature Boy', originally a Nat King Cole classic from 1948. It was a radio edit heard whilst driving that initially caught his attention, and, after hunting down the original cut, he looped up a prominent 8-bar section to forge an instrumental deep house burner. After some direction from Greg Wilson, and encouragement to reincorporate more of the vocal, his 'Voice of Nature' version was born, an early doors gem that has been a staple in Wilson's sets during recent times.

A1. Henry Greenwood - Buffalo Dance
B1. Henry Greenwood - Voice Of Nature Available from 14.06.2013
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