Following the release of last week’s ‘Levitating’ Remix ft. Missy Elliott and Madonna, the Blessed Madonna and Dua Lipa recently revealed the full list of collaborators for ‘Club Future Nostalgia’, which is out 28 August. Marea Stamper, is The Blessed Madonna, a Kentucky-born, Chicago-adopted, and now London-based DJ and producer.
An eclectic and euphoric mix of the past and present, the album celebrates musical worlds coming together, with ‘90s house blending with 2020’s pop and remixers, a splash of ‘80s soul, and a few noughties musical tracksadded to the blend.
It also features musical collaborations with Gwen Stefani and BLACKPINK as well as remixes by Masters At Work, Larry Heard – aka Mr Fingers, Japan’s Gen Hoshino, Mark Ronson, Jacques Lu Cont, Erykah Badu producer / collaborator Zach Witness, UK DJ/producer Midland, Horse Meat Disco, Hot Chip and 2Bear’s Joe Goddard, Jayda G, Paul Woolford, Korean-American Yaeji, and Detroit’s Moodymann.
The Blessed Madonna used samples to thread together these remixes, mixing pop samples from the likes of Neneh Cherry, Gwen Stefani, and Jamiroquai, plus phrases from house, soul and disco records, by artists such as Robert Owens, The Art Of Noise, Cajmere, Gaz, Lyn Collins, and Larry Heard.
Dua Lipa: “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.”
The Blessed Madonna: “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, Gwen Stefani, and now newcomers like 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 dancefloor we all so desperately need but can't quite reach.”