Michael Jackson - The Remix Suite [2 LP]
ALL-STAR ROSTER OF CELEBRITY PRODUCERS CELEBRATE THE MOST THRILLING ENTERTAINER OF ALL TIME WITH THE RELEASE OF MICHAEL JACKSON: THE REMIX SUITE
Universal Motown Records has enlisted the hottest producers in the game to pay homage to Michael Jackson by remixing their favorite tracks from The Jackson 5's timeless catalog of gems and jams. Frankie Knuckles, David Morales, Akon, Swizz Beatz, Q-Tip, Ryan Leslie, Steve Aoki, Paul Oakenfold, Dimitri From Paris, Benny Blanco, and Rodney Jerkins are just a few of the superstar producers who are featured on MICHAEL JACKSON: THE REMIX SUITE. Boasting more than 20 innovative renditions of popular hits such as ''ABC'' and ''Dancing Machine,'' along with obscure classics like ''Maria'' and ''Skywriter,'' MICHAEL JACKSON: THE REMIX SUITE will be released on October 27.
''It's no secret that Michael Jackson's phenomenal talent inspired countless entertainers,'' says Universal Motown President Sylvia Rhone, who spearheaded the making of MICHAEL JACKSON: THE REMIX SUITE. ''But his music also inspired many of today's finest producers. That's why we thought it would be exciting to invite them to put their own unique spin on his work. From Michael's amazing vocals to the great melodies, grooves, and arrangements?the material they had to work with is so incredibly rich. It's inspiration feeding inspiration and the results are fantastic.''
MICHAEL JACKSON: THE REMIX SUITE is as diverse in sound as its dazzling array of notable producers, which includes Tricky Stewart, DJ Cassidy, Steve Aoki, Frankie Knuckles, and Benny Blanco, among many others. ''We jumped at the opportunity to be involved with this project because Michael is a legend who influenced our entire career and redefined the world of music,'' says Pharrell Williams from The Neptunes, whose seductive and synthy reworking of ''Never Can Say Goodbye'' is anchored by an irresistibly heavy bass line. For Salaam Remi's reggae remix of ''ABC,'' he ''imagined the Jackson's taking a trip to Jamaica in the early '70s with a Jamaican band playing behind them.'' And for DJ Cassidy's cheerful rendition of ''The Love You Save,'' he says his goal was to ''unite the sounds of Michael's work with both The Corporation and Quincy Jones to create something fresh but equally timeless, classic, and inspiring as the original.''
MICHAEL JACKSON: THE REMIX SUITE is not a somber tribute to an iconic legend gone too soon. It is a fun, fresh, and funky testament to the infinite mass appeal of the early works of Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5 that will inspire, uplift, and electrify listeners for generations to come.
1. Skywriter - Stargate Remix
2. Never Can Say Goodbye - The Neptunes Remix
3. I Wanna Be Where You Are - Dallas Austin Remix
4. Dancing Machine - Polow Remix
5. ABC - Salaam Remi Remix
6. Forever Came Today - Frankie Knuckles Late Night Antics Remix
7. Dancing Machine - Steve Aoki Remix
8. Hum Along & Dance - David Morales Remix
9. Ain’t No Sunshine - Benny Blanco Remix
10. Maria (You Were The Only One) Emile Haynie Remix
11. Maybe Tomorrow - Sturken & Rogers Remix
12. Ben - Akon (Konvict Remix)
'I Wanna Be Where You Are' - Dallas Austin Remix
'Dancing Machine' - Steve Aoki Remix
'ABC' produced by Salaam Remi
'Skywriter' - Stargate Remix
'Never Can Say Goodbye' - The Neptunes Remix