Villette, aka Siné Buyuka, is a London-based Dj and producer originally hailing from Istanbul. Specialising in the genres of house and techno, she has previously supported John Talabot on tour as well as Metronomy and the XX at their international shows in her Turkish hometown.
Capturing our attention with a frankly awesome remix of John Talabot’s dark and beautiful track ‘Without You’, which was released as part of DJ-Kicks compilation mix in November last year, we felt compelled to spread the word on this intelligent dance producer!
Whilst the original cut is flavoured with sparse tribalistic drum work and dark, industrial tech sounds, Villette’s rework places its focus on the track’s dreamy vocals and melodic synths: resulting in a shining, mesmeric piece of high-end electronica. By picking up the BPM by a few paces and placing a strong kick drum and resounding melodics at the beats core, Villette manages to maintain the dark and tense elements that made the original such a roaring success whilst simultaneously making it more energetic and dance-floor ready.
Taking the main vocal sample from the original track and looping it over itself, she introduces a variety of tropical melodies, which weave and intertwine together over the tracks main frame, instilling a deep emotional resonance within her mix. Capturing the mind-f*** feeling that The Field masters so well, Villette’s remix manages to maintain the dirtiness and distortion of the original whilst building it’s core elements into a dark and glitchy yet euphoric re-imagining of John Talabot’s version.
Check out more of her music over on her SoundCloud page, which includes a variety of club mixes, original productions and remixes. Also, kudos to Ayliz Ozturk on the incredible artwork for this release! A friend of Villettes, she specialises in zentangle and has previously had her work praised by the likes of Moderat! If you’re feeling it as much as we are, then check out some more samples of her work here.