Remix pioneer Tom Moulton has been busy revisiting nuggets from the Motown vaults.
Remix pioneer Tom Moulton has been busy revisiting nuggets from the Motown vaults. One or two of these may find their way onto "Motown Remixed," a collection the label is releasing March 29. Thus far, Moulton has remixed the Commodores' "Three Times a Lady," the Miracles' "Do It Baby" (post-Smokey Robinson) and the Supremes' "Stoned Love."
"Too often, the instruments on these older songs were recorded without much care," Moulton tells Billboard. "You listen to the master tapes and it is not uncommon to hear things recorded in a sloppy manner or to hear lots of noise in the mix. So, I do what I think needs to be done."
While Harry Weinger, VP of A&R at Universal Music Enterprises and producer of "Motown Remixed" would not confirm which, if any, of Moulton's remixes will make the final track list, he does confirm the following selections: Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On" (remixed by Paul Simpson & Miles Dalto), the Jackson 5's "I Want You Back" (Z-Trip) and Eddie Kendricks' "Keep on Truckin' " (DJ Spinna).
Also tipped for inclusion are the Supremes' "My World Is Empty Without You" (Tranzition) and Smokey Robinson's "Quiet Storm" (Rafe Gomez & David Baron), which features the legendary vibes man Roy Ayers.