Dua Lipa releases her eagerly awaited "Club Future Nostalgia" remix album
Dua Lipa has released her eagerly awaited “Club Future Nostalgia” (DJ Mix) album.
The new LP is a stellar collection of brand-new remixes and features from an incredible roll call of superstars, underground heroes and some of the world’s finest dance music talent. Featuring remixers handpicked by The Blessed Madonna, the mixtape also includes classic house and pop samples woven into the mix. Marea Stamper (aka The Blessed Madonna) is a Kentucky-born, Chicago-adopted and now London-based DJ and producer who has become one of the most celebrated names in global club culture.
The album is an eclectic and euphoric mix of the past and present, a celebration of musical worlds coming together, with 90s house blending seamlessly with 2020’s finest pop and remixers, a splash of 80s soul and a few noughties musical gems added to the blend.
“Club Future Nostalgia” features musical collaborations with Gwen Stefani, Madonna, Missy Elliott and BLACKPINK as well as remixes by the legendary Masters At Work, Godfather of House Larry Heard – aka Mr Fingers, Japanese superstar Gen Hoshino, multitalented artist/producer Mark Ronson, noughties remix king Jacques Lu Cont, Erykah Badu producer / collaborator Zach Witness, UK DJ / producer Midland, Horse Meat Disco – the touchstone for all things disco, Hot Chip and 2Bear’s Joe Goddard, queen of the underground Jayda G, DJ / remixer supreme Paul Woolford, Korean-American electronic star Yaeji and Detroit House Legend Moodymann.
The Blessed Madonna has used samples to thread together these remixes, mixing classic pop samples from the likes of Janet Jackson, Neneh Cherry, Gwen Stefani and Jamiroquai, plus phrases from iconic house, soul and disco records, by artists such as Robert Owens, The Art Of Noise, Cajmere, Gaz, Lyn Collins and Larry Heard.
The album also features the recent single “Levitating” feat. Missy Elliott and Madonna, remixed by The Blessed Madonna – watch the video for the single BELOW.
On the creation of “Club Future Nostalgia” Dua says “The last few months have been surreal. I’ve watched you all dance in your homes and on your Zoom parties to Future Nostalgia like you were in the club with me. It brought so much joy to my days spent at home, even though I would’ve much rather been playing these songs live for you all on the road. During this time, I decided to take the party up a notch with the incomparable The Blessed Madonna, who secretly helped me to craft the mixtape that would become “Club Future Nostalgia”. We invited some friends and legends to join in on the fun with us.”
On working on the album, The Blessed Madonna says “When Dua asked me to recreate Future Nostalgia as a DJ style dance mixtape, I was excited because I knew I was being asked to introduce not only myself, but my heroes and sheroes from both pop and club music in a whole new way. The first time I met Dua was at a rave inside Glastonbury and in a way, I am sharing a bit of that special night with all of you too. I was asked to use the very best from underground and mainstream dance music; you may already know Mark Ronson but now you will know Moodymann, Jayda G, Midland and many more. This mix is a story about dance music, pop music and the women who have defined both for generations, like Madonna, Missy Elliott, Janet Jackson, Gwen Stefani and BLACKPINK. My admiration for Dua has only deepened since doing this. She is a brilliant, once in a generation artist and a sweetheart. Being able to make this love letter to her with such a legendary cast of characters is beyond comprehension. Club Future Nostalgia is the dance floor we all so desperately need but can’t quite reach.”
Blink & BlinkInk joined forces to create a 45-minute mixed media visualiser for “Club Future Nostalgia. Directed by BlinkInk’s James Papper who worked with fourteen different artists and animators from around the world on the bespoke visualiser. Blink’s Will Hooper directed all of the live action elements, including the video for ‘Levitating’ featuring Madonna & Missy Elliott, remixed by The Blessed Madonna. The global list of collaborators is impressive; HipHops’s favourite Rhymezlikedimez, Berlin Collective Sucuk & Bratwurst, Ausie based artist Jonathan Zawada, LA’s Actual Objects, Design legend Robert Beatty, Mason London, Idaho’s Miza Roux, Vancouver based Saida Saetgar , Bristol’s Studio Dosage, Ignasi Monreal, who teamed up with the visualiser master Connor Campbell. Julian Glander, LA’s YouTube star Victoria Vincent, and Seoul illustrator, Seo Young Kwon.
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