As a tribute to Michael Jackson and his early work, Universal Motown Records has tapped an all-star group of producers to put a new spin on the late pop star's catalog.

"Michael Jackson: The Remix Suite" features 25 remixes of Jackson's classic Motown material as a solo artist and with the Jackson 5, reinterpreted by such marquee producers as Chris "Tricky" Stewart, the Neptunes, Polow Da Don, Rodney Jerkins, Stargate and Paul Oakenfold.

The tracks will be gradually released in five-song digital bundles before the collection physically arrives Oct. 27. Each bundle, beginning with the Aug. 25 release of "The Remix Suite I," has been designed as an homage that emphasizes Jackson's influence on modern pop production.

"The Remix Suite" was spearheaded by Universal Motown president Sylvia Rhone, who opened the label's archives and allowed each producer to remix a Jackson or Jackson 5 song that had inspired him. "We came up with a long list expecting people to be unavailable," Rhone says. "But there was literally not one 'no' answer. People dropped everything they were doing to help out with this."

The final producer list is a diverse group of beatmakers, from reggae specialist Salaam Remi to house music guru Frankie Knuckles. Blink-182's Mark Hoppus says he was shocked that Universal Motown asked him to contribute a track but adds, "Just to be included in a project like this is a huge honor.”

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