Pharrell Williams, Of Montreal, Deerhoof, David Banner and Paul Oakenfold are among the disparate names joining forces for the Maroon 5 remix album "Call & Response," due Dec. 9 via A&M/Octone
Pharrell Williams, Of Montreal, Deerhoof, David Banner and Paul Oakenfold are among the disparate names joining forces for the Maroon 5 remix album "Call & Response," due Dec. 9 via A&M/Octone.
Also contributing new versions are Swizz Beatz, Mark Ronson, the Roots' Questlove, Cut Copy, Just Blaze and Tiesto among others.
"I've always found it really interesting that a group of people looking at the same painting can all see different things," says Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine. "That was the idea behind this record-to take a few of our songs and have them interpreted by some of our favorite artists. We were really blown away by what they came up with."
Maroon 5's lone appearance on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart was a big one; the single "Makes Me Wonder" topped the tally in August 2007. Its parent album, "It Won't Be Soon Before Long," has sold 2 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Maroon 5 begins a South American tour Sunday (Nov. 2) in Monterrey, Mexico. In December, the band will play shows in Dubai and South Africa.
Here is the track list for "Call & Response":
"If I Never See Your Face Again" -- Swizz Beats
"Wake Up Call" feat. Mary J Blige -- Mark Ronson
"Sunday Morning" -- Questlove
"Makes Me Wonder" -- Just Blaze
"This Love" -- Tricky Stewart
"She Will Be Loved" -- Pharrell Williams
"Shiver" -- DJ Quik
"Wake Up Call" -- David Banner
"Harder to Breathe" -- Cool Kids
"Little Of Your Time" -- Bloodshy and Avant
"Little Of Your Time" -- Of Montreal
"Goodnight Goodnight" -- Deerhoof
"Not Falling Apart" -- Tiesto
"Better That We Break" -- Ali Shaheed Muhammad
"Secret" -- DJ Premier
"Woman" -- Sam Farrar of Phantom Planet
"This Love" -- Cut Copy
"If I Never See Your Face Again" feat. Rihanna -- Paul Oakenfold