Motown Records has approached Mark Hoppus, of Blink-182, about doing a remix of the Jackson 5’s hit song, “ABC.” Read more about the rest of the remix album plus photos and a video here.
Hoppus told MTV that Motown has contacted several different artists/groups about doing a tribute-like album that will be released in iTunes. The album is expected to have about 15 tracks of Michael Jackson and Jackson 5 remixes.
Mark Hoppus states:
“And I don’t know how I was lucky enough to get involved in the project — it’s a huge honor — because somehow they want me to remix ‘ABC’ by the Jackson 5.”
After listening to the track in full, he made it clear that the intent was to keep the remix similar to the original song, and highlight the vocals. So fear not MJ fans, there will be no techno version of “ABC.”
Hoppus and production partner, Chris Holmes, finished up the remix last week, and got the green light from Motown on Monday. This means that the “ABC” remix will be part of the album.
Other artists that will be working on this album include the Neptunes, and Dallas Austin. It is reported that there will be five songs at a time that are released digitally starting August 25th, and the complete collection will be available in stores on October 27th.
See more pics and a video below.
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