To mark the 20th anniversary of their 2000 alt-metal opus, White Pony, Deftones reissue the album with a companion disc of remixes titled Black Stallion on Reprise / Warner Records. The collection features an eclectic cast of contributors that reflects White Pony's far-reaching impact across the worlds of metal, hip-hop, indie, and electronic music. The first taste of Black Stallion is a reimagining of "Knife Prty" by synth-pop mavericks Purity Ring. Other remixers include icons like Robert Smith of The Cure, DJ Shadow, and Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park alongside genre-bending heavyweights: dark-pop favorites Phantogram, electronic experimentalist Squarepusher, beatsmith Clams Casino, renowned record producer Salva and noise artist Blanck Mass, to name just a few.
The seed for Black Stallion was planted back in 2000 while writing and recording White Pony, which ended up going platinum and earning a 2001 Grammy for Best Metal Performance. Inspired by the sound-collage aesthetic of fellow Sacramento-area native Shadow, Deftones initially wanted the Endtroducing... architect to remix the entirety of White Pony. Though that plan never came to fruition then, 20 years later, Shadow became a lynchpin of the curated collaboration roster that Deftones assembled for Black Stallion. On top of providing a fresh perspective on a classic album, Black Stallion is the ultimate testament to Deftones' unparalleled genre-blurring influence. Black Stallion's radical remixes further cement the vanguard reputation of a band that is always thinking of the future, even as it looks to the past.
This Deluxe vinyl 4LP-set features a pair of double LPs including the White Pony (20th Anniversary Edition) and the Black Stallion (Remix album).
LP1 - White Pony
- Digital Bath
- RX Queen
- Street Carp
LP2 - White Pony
- Knife Prty
- Change (In The House Of Flies)
- Pink Maggit
LP3 - Black Stallion
- Feiticeira (Clams Casino Remix)
- Digital Bath (DJ Shadow Remix)
- Elite (Blanck Mass Remix)
- RX Queen (Salva Remix)
- Street Carp (Phantogram Remix)
- Teenager (Robert Smith Remix)
LP4 - Black Stallion
- Knife Prty (Purity Ring Remix)
- Korea (Trevor Jackson Remix)
- Passenger (Mike Shinoda Remix)
- Change (In The House Of Flies) (Tourist Remix)
- Pink Maggit (Squarepusher Remix)