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5/11/2005

 
MOTOWN REMIXED IS MOTOWN REBORN

THE HOTTEST PRODUCERS/REMIXERS IN THE WORLD REVISIT CLASSIC MOTOWN ON LANDMARK ALBUM THAT BRINGS NEW GROOVES TO A NEW GENERATION

The Sound Of Young America is young once again. Motown Remixed (Motown/UMe), set for release on May 24, 2005, re-grooves 15 of the greatest songs of Motown for a new generation. On this album, which features more than a dozen of the worlds top producers/remixers, youll hear Motown classics like youve never heard them before.

These producers and remixers were given unprecedented access to the Motown vaults, to put their spin on classics from the most famous record label in popular music. They (respectfully) funk up, turn inside out and chill out best-loved Motown songs, from I Want You Back to My World Is Empty Without You, from Lets Get It On to Mary Jane. Classic Motowns most significant foray ever into DJ, dance and club culture, the project also includes the release of three vinyl mega-singles, which in total will include 10 of the albums 15 tracks, with several of them in exclusive extended versions: Volume 1, Volume 2 and Volume 3 will all be released on May 10th. Additionally, Motown/UMe will issue a Motown Unmixed CD compilation, featuring original versions of songs from the album on May 24, the same day as the Remixed album.

Among the events surrounding this album is a Motown Remixed Tour, featuring DJ Smash, who will bring these remixes as well as a display of DJ skills utilizing the Motown catalog to 10 cities in May and June (Black Music Month): New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Miami, Atlanta, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and a city TBA.

Motown Remixed stars producers/remixers and the songs:
-The Randy Watson Experience: AKA Ahmir ?uestlove Thompson (The Roots, Common, Nikka Costa, Joss Stone) and James Poyser (Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Roots, Anthony Hamilton), for Gladys Knight & The Pips I Heard It Through The Grapevine

-DJ Green Lantern (Eminem, Nas, Tupac, and has his own new album coming soon), for Rick James Mary Jane

-Salaam Remi (Ludacris, Amy Winehouse, Fugees, Nas, Jamiroquai), for the Jackson 5s ABC

-DJ Z-Trip (Jurassic 5, Chuck D, Rush, and has his own new album Uneasylistening Vol. 1), for the Jackson 5s I Want You Back

-DJ Jazzy Jeff (Will Smith, Jill Scott, Kenny Lattimore, KRS-1), for The Temptations Papa Was A Rolling Stone

-DJ Spinna (Guru, De La Soul, Mary J. Blige), for Eddie Kendricks Keep On Truckin

-Hank Shocklee as Futureshock Entertainment (Public Enemy, Ice Cube, Peter Gabriel), for the Undisputed Truths Smiling Faces Sometimes

-Easy Mo Bee (Alicia Keys, Notorious B.I.G., Miles Davis), for The Temptations Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)

-Mocean Worker AKA Adam Dorn (Tenacious D, Charlie Parker Remix, 4 solo albums), for Rare Earths I Just Want To Celebrate

-Hotsnax AKA Full Phatt (Ashanti, Nelly, Outkast, Christina Milian, Bob Marley), for Smokey Robinson & The Miracles The Tears Of A Clown

-King Britt (Digable Planets, Macy Gray, Tori Amos, Destinys Child, several solo albums), for Edwin Starrs War

-DJ Smash (Roy Ayers, Chico Hamilton, Cassandra Wilson), for Stevie Wonders Signed Sealed, Delivered Im Yours

-Da Producers, including Paul Simpson (Serious Intention, Spinners, Jacksons), for Marvin Gayes Lets Get It On

-Rafe Gomez and David Baron as The Groove Boutique (the nationally- syndicated cool jazz mix show of the same name), for Smokey Robinsons Quiet Storm

-Tranzition (everyANYTHING), for Diana Ross & The Supremes My World Is Empty Without You

Track List:
1. I Want You Back / JACKSON 5
Z-TRIP REMIX

2. I Heard It Through The Grapevine / GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS
THE RANDY WATSON EXPERIENCE SYMPATHY FOR THE GRAPES MIX

3. Lets Get It On / MARVIN GAYE
DA PRODUCERS MPG GROOVE MIX

4. Signed, Sealed, Delivered Im Yours / STEVIE WONDER
DJ SMASH ESSENTIAL FUNK REMIX

5. ABC / JACKSON 5
SALAAM REMI CRUNK-A-DELIC PARTY MIX

6. I Just Want To Celebrate / RARE EARTH
MOCEAN WORKER REMIX

7. Papa Was A Rolling Stone / THE TEMPTATIONS
DJ JAZZY JEFF & PETE KUZMA SOLEFULL MIX

8. Quiet Storm / SMOKEY ROBINSON
GROOVE BOUTIQUE REMIX, featuring guest soloist ROY AYERS

9. My World Is Empty Without You / DIANA ROSS & THE SUPREMES
TRANZITION REMIX

10. Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) / THE TEMPTATIONS
EASY MO BEE REMIX

11. Smiling Faces Sometimes / UNDISPUTED TRUTH
FUTURESHOCK ENTERTAINMENT MAIN INGREDIENT MIX

12. The Tears Of A Clown / SMOKEY ROBINSON & THE MIRACLES
HOTSNAX REMIX

13. Keep on Truckin / EDDIE KENDRICKS
DJ SPINNA REMIX

14. War / EDWIN STARR
KING BRITT MIX


Bonus Cut
15. Mary Jane / RICK JAMES
DJ GREEN LANTERN EVIL GENIUS MIX

For the producers/remixers of Motown Remixed, revisiting songs that have inspired them was a dream come true. For Old School Motown fans, Motown Remixed is a resurrection. For fans of current hip-hop, R&B and Pop, Motown Remixed is a revelation. So hear it again for the first time.
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