New York (NY), USA – Motown Remixed, Vol. 2 (Motown/UM) reinvents classic Motown tracks with contemporary Latin styles from Reggaeton to Latin House
The classic Motown Sound and modern Latin grooves are heard side-by-side at nightclubs and house parties every day in just about every corner of the United States. Now, for the first time, they truly come together with Motown Remixed, Vol. 2.
Featuring 11 of Motown’s biggest and most popular hits remixed by 10 of the most creative studio forces in contemporary Latin music, Motown Remixed Volume 2 is the latest innovative exploration of the timeless, genre-smashing nature of Motown’s greatest artists and songs. The compilation follows the success of 2005’s Motown Remixed project that brought the label’s vintage gems to the electronic dance floor.Says Motown Remixed, Vol. 2 executive producer Rich Isaacson: “The Motown Remixed Volume 2 project was an amazing opportunity for some of the most talented producers in Latin Music to pay homage to the legendary Motown artists they each chose to remix. All I had to do was merely mention that each producer had the opportunity to work with these classic recordings and the response was the same for everyone; ‘Are you kidding!?!’ The respect for the Motown sound is profound in the Latin Music community.”
Motown Remixed, Vol. 2 spans styles from the Reggaeton funk of the Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” (Remixed by Reggaeton super-producer SPK, the mastermind behind the N.O.R.E. smash “Oye Mi Canto”) to the all-night Latin House of Marvin Gaye’s “I Heard It Through The Grapevine,” (remixed by Andres Levin, the GRAMMY-nominated founder and producer of Yerba Buena, and Costantino "Mixmaster" Padovano, a.k.a. Funky Junction). Dennis Edwards and Seidah Garrett’s “Don’t Look Any Further” gets a Brazilian makeover from Cliff Cristofaro (DJ U.F.Low), member of the critically acclaimed New York-based collective Si*Se. “Shotgun” by Jr. Walker & The All Stars gets a remix by DJ Afro who produces the Venezuelan synth pop masters Los Amigos Invisibles. And Smokey Robinson’s “Being With You” now features his rarely heard Spanish vocals, remixed by Eric Biodi Rivera.
Representing Latin cultures from Mexico, Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Cuba and the U.S., the collection boasts tracks remixed by esteemed GRAMMY-nominated producers of Latin rock, tropical, bossa nova, Reggaeton, bachata, cumbia, and Latin house.
Author: World Music Central News Department
World music news from the editors at World Music Central