To rejoice the 20th anniversary of their seminal third album ‘White Pony‘, the Sacremento art-metallers will likely be releasing a remixed version of the record entitled ‘Black Stallion‘ – that includes reimagined takes on tracks by the likes of Tourist, Squarepusher and DJ Shadow. After sharing remixes from Purity Ring and Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda, now the band have unveiled Smith’s atmospheric strategy to ‘Teenager’. This comes after Deftones were hand-picked by Smith to perform at his curated Meltdown Festival back in 2018.
“It’s wonderful to listen to Robert rework one in every of our songs and sneak his voice in there,” Deftones frontman Chino Moreno advised NME. “When you’d have advised me that after I was 15-years-old, I’d have misplaced my fucking thoughts and never believed a phrase you have been saying. It was a dream.”
The brand new launch is a part of a busy 12 months for Deftones, who dropped their acclaimed ninth album ‘Ohms’ back in summer. The concept for ‘Black Stallion’ nevertheless, dates again to the 12 months 2000 when the band approached DJ Shadow to remix the entire album earlier than it was even recorded.
“We’d discuss concerning the report earlier than we’d carried out something and say, ‘Our new report goes to be so good that we’re going to have DJ Shadow remix it’ and we’ll name it ‘Black Stallion’,” mentioned drummer Abe Cunningham. “I used to be DJing and opening for him earlier than me and Chino cornered him at The Cattle Membership [in Sacremento]. We have been like, ‘We wish you to remix our report!’ He checked out us like we have been loopy and mentioned, ‘Ship it to me and I’ll hear’. We advised him, ‘We haven’t really written or recorded it but…’ It was batshit loopy of us, however what’s extra loopy is that now he’s a part of it.”
Deftones in 2000. Credit score: James Minchin III
Moreno advised NME that he was happy with the way it turned out, a long time later and with a plethora of extra names concerned.
“I’m sort of glad that it occurred now,” Moreno advised NME. “The unique thought was for DJ Shadow to remix the entire report and as cool as that sounds, it’s sort of neat now that we acquired an entire bunch of various artists to offer their interpretation of the music that they remixed. As a music fan, it’s thrilling to have all of those artists collectively.
“After I was listening to it not too long ago on my bike, it was simply so cool to listen to all of those totally different parts come again however with a brand new life introduced into it by these interpretations. It’s not so we are able to promote one million copies or get performed on the radio, it’s actually for followers of the report. It’s cool.”
Deftones’ ‘Black Stallion’ hits streaming on December 11, earlier than a CD and vinyl launch which you can pre-order here. Try the complete tracklist under.
‘Feiticeira’ (Clams On line casino remix)
‘Digital Bathtub’ (DJ Shadow remix)
‘Elite’ (Blanck Mass remix)
‘Rx Queen’ (Salva remix)
‘Avenue Carp’ (Phantogram remix)
‘Teenager’ (Robert Smith remix)
‘Knife Prty’ (Purity Ring remix)
‘Korea’ (Trevor Jackson remix)
‘Passenger’ (Mike Shinoda remix)
‘Change (Within the Home of Flies)’ (Vacationer remix)
‘Pink Maggit’ (Squarepusher remix)
Deftones are set to hit the street in 2021, together with an appearance at Download Festival. Moreno is also working on new material with his side-project Crosses.
Having performed guest vocals on Gorillaz’s ‘Strange Timez‘ from their new album ‘Song Machine: Season One‘, Robert Smith recently confirmed that he’s spent the year “finishing off” The Cure’s new album as well as a solo record.