Bob Marley's 'Waiting in Vain'/ 'Buffalo Soldier' EDM Remix Image

by Biko Kennedy

Sure Reggae purists will be a bit upset with anyone touching classics; but you can't deny that you're not the least bit curious as to how it sounds.

Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Jim James, producer behind the Waiting in Vain Remix, explains, "I wanted to give the listener a sense of the same awe I felt when I first pulled up the multi-track masters and soloed out the vocals only... It was so unbelievable for me to finally be able to hear the voice I had loved for so long all by itself. So I built the opening around the vocal with minimal bass synth and percussion as well as adding some harmonies in myself." 

He continued, "I also added in some elements from the original take that people didn't get to hear on the final mix: little vocal asides here and there, and the funny ending riffs that a few of the guys played as they all stopped one by one... I wanted the song to build and groove in a different way so I re-recorded new drums as well as other sound effects."

Below is the Stephen Marley-produced Buffalo Soldier and a snippet of Three Little Birds Remix featured in Hyundai's new Assurance Connected Care commercial. What do you think?

Legend, Remixed drops June 25, but you can pre-order it here.

Produced by Ziggy Marley, Stephen Marley, and Jason Bentley 


1. Waiting In Vain (Jim James Remix)
2. Stir It Up (Ziggy Marley Remix)
3. Three Little Birds (Stephen Marley and Jason Bentley Remix)
4. Could You Be Loved (RAC Remix)
5. No Woman No Cry (Stephen Marley Remix)
6. Get Up Stand Up (Thievery Corporation Remix)
7. Satisfy My Soul (Beats Antique Remix)
8. I Shot The Sheriff (Roni Size Remix)
9. Exodus (Pretty Lights Remix)
10. Easy Skanking (Stephen Marley Remix)
11. One Love/People Get Ready (Photek Remix)
12. Redemption Song (Ziggy Marley Remix)
13. Is This Love (Jason Bentley Remix)
14. Jamming (Nickodemus and Zeb Remix)
15. Punky Reggae Party (Z-Trip featuring Lee "Scratch" Perry Remix)
16. Buffalo Soldier (Stephen Marley Remix)

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