Thursday, July 10, 2008

"Johnny Cash Remixed" album due September 23 on Vinyl

"Johnny Cash Remixed" Set for September 23 Release on vinyl, followed by a CD release on October 14 on Compadre Records.

Iconic Artist's Sun Records Masters Remixed -- Artists Featured Include Snoop Dogg

Compadre Records/Music World Music has announced the release of "JOHNNY CASH REMIXED," featuring bold new interpretations of Johnny Cash classics from top music remixers and producers who were recruited to take the original master recordings and infuse them with the sounds and technology of modern music styles such as hip hop and dance music. The album, which includes a performance from Snoop Dogg, will be available in stores and online on October 14. A vinyl deluxe-edition will be available on September 23 in select independent record stores.

"Johnny Cash Remixed" is a tribute to the legacy of an American music icon whose work has touched every contemporary genre, and has the blessing and support of the custodians of Johnny Cash's legacy.

"My father made his stead by defying the expected and accepted way of things," says John Carter Cash, son of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash and Executive Producer of the Academy AwardCopyright-winning film "Walk the Line." "He set the standard at the same time. He would have loved this remix record. While it stays true to the original recordings, this CD touches on undiscovered ground. This is what my father was about: staying true to tradition while creating groundbreaking new music."

Johnny Cash classics were licensed from Cash's first record label, the legendary Sun Records, also the first record label home of luminaries such as Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Roy Orbison. The original tracks, recorded with Cash's first band the Tennessee Two from 1956-1959, were pure and stark, with only the essentials; guitar, light percussion and Johnny Cash's unmistakable voice and presence. The new mixes maintain this fantastic charm and personality while filing out the sound and creating daring re-interpretations.

The remixed tracks (and remixers) include "I Walk The Line" featuring Snoop Dogg (QDT, the new production team led by Snoop Dogg -- featuring Snoop, Teddy Riley and DJ Quik), "Country Boy" (Sonny J, whose album will be released in August on Astralwerks US), "Get Rhythm" (Philip Steir, the only remixer allowed to work with the Reprise Records Frank Sinatra collection), "Leave that Junk Alone" (Alabama 3, creators of "The Sopranos" theme song), "Folsom Prison Blues" (the legendary Pete Rock), "Hey Porter" (Mocean Worker, whose remix of Elvis Presley's "Burnin' Love" was used as a soundtrack to Honda's Super Bowl TV commercial), "Sugartime" (Kennedy, cornerstone of the new UK Dirty Pop movement), "Trail to Mexico" (indie favorite Mexican Industry of Sound/MIS), "Doin' My Time" (The Heavy, critically acclaimed UK-based band) and "Wide Open Road" (Count de Money), among others.

A documentary following the making on this album is also in production, produced by Phear Creative in NYC. This short film features interviews from select remixers, filmed in their home studios, including Snoop Dogg captured at the Cash Recording Cabin in Hendersonville, Tennessee.

"Johnny Cash Remixed" is Executive Produced by John Carter Cash, Snoop Dogg, and Mathew Knowles for Music World Productions, Inc. and Co-Executive Produced by Brad Turcotte for Compadre Records/Music World Music and Gregg DeMammos for DeMammos Entertainment.

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Confirmed Tracks ...

QDT (Snoop Dogg, Teddy Riley, DJ Quik) featuring Snoop Dogg ("I Walk the Line") is the new production team led by Snoop Dogg. This production team was responsible for Snoop's current album Ego Trippin', as well production credits by Riley include Michael Jackson, Tupac, Kylie Minogue, and discovering the production team The Neptunes. Quik recently completed remixes by Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, Jay-Z, and Yung Joc, among others.

Kennedy ("Sugartime") is a cornerstone of the new UK music movement called DirtyPop. Kennedy’s current music video has been viewed over three million times and counting. In 2007, Kennedy signed a lucrative contract with Cordless Recordings, a Warner Music Group company, and Atlantic Records in the UK. His music has appeared in American Pie, Blue Crush, and several Virgin Mobile campaigns.

Philip Steir ("Get Rhythm") is currently the only remixer allowed to work with the Reprise Records Frank Sinatra collection. He recently remixed Steppenwolf's "Magic Carpet Ride" licensed for major commercials and films.

Sonny J ("Country Boy" featuring Joss Stone) is London-based has recently remixed the Jackson 5's "Can't Stop Moving." Joss Stone is pending as a guest vocal.

Pete Rock ("Folsom Prison Blues") is representing Hip-Hop, he has produced tracks for artists from Nas to Rakim and also includes Slick Rick, Run DMC and Busta Rhymes. Wale is pending as a guest vocal.

Apparat ("Lonesome Whistle") is a Berlin-based electronic musician who has remixed Telefon Tel Aviv, Orb, and Swayzak.

El-P ("Goodnight Irene") is based in Brooklyn and has recently appeared on several Trent Reznor tracks. He recently released his own record featuring Cat Power, Aesop Rock, The Mars Volta, and Reznor.

Mocean Worker ("Hey Porter") remixed Elvis' "Burnin' Love" which wound up as the soundtrack of Honda's Superbowl TV commercial. He also remixed Marvin Gaye, Nina Simone, and Herb Alpert.

Count de Money ("Wide Open Road" and "Big River") is based in Paris and routinely collaborates with Moby. He has remixed Justin Timberlake, Billie Holiday, The Bee Gees, Fantasia Barrone and The Scissor Sisters.
"Big River"

J. Scott G ("My Treasure") has remixed tracks from Madonna, Seal, Frank Sinatra, David Bowie, and films such as Tomb Raider and Bad Boys II.

Alabama 3 ("Leave that Junk Alone") is London-based and best known for creating the theme song of HBO's award-winning series, The Sopranos. Alabama 3 is a touring band with several US dates in 2008.

The Heavy ("Doin' My Time") is London-based and recently released a record worldwide to critical acclaim. They deliver two versions of this track for the album.

Troublemaker ("Straight A's in Love") is based in Los Angeles and recently won the Scion/URB annual mixtape contest and produced mix CDs for Complex Magazine, Reebok's RBK label, and Scion. Most notably, he remixed Linkin Park's "Runaway" for the multi-platinum Reanimation album on Warner Bros.

Midnight Juggernauts ("Port of Lonely") is based in Australia and just wrapped up their first U.S. tour supporting Summer ‘07 "It" band Justice. After tours of Europe and China, the group — guitarist-singer Andy Streetcrimes, singer-keyboardist Vin Vendetta and drummer Daniel Stricker — started accruing some major word of mouth thanks to MySpace.

Mexican Industry of Sound/MIS ("Trail to Mexico") is based in Mexico City and in the past year, MIS has received widespread acclaim from outlets like Spin, NY Times, and KCRW, and has been featured in "Ugly Betty", Dos Equis' national advertising, and the upcoming EA Games release ‘FIFA 2008.'

Machine Drum ("Belshazzar") is based in NYC and is a hip-hop influenced, electronic musician and one of the artists that helped launch Merck Records. He has done remixes for artists Illkae, Cinelux, and Tiki Obmar.

Wolf ("Rock Island Line") has multiple producer credits, most recently Avril Lavigne, Leona Lewis, Annie Lennox, and Celine Dion, among others.


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