Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa is without doubt one of the standout albums of 2020 so far, and just when you think it couldn’t get any better, the songstress has announced the release of an entirely remixed version of the album.
Created in collaboration with The Blessed Madonna, Club Future Nostalgia will be released on August 21 and features new remixes and features from a mindblowing roll call of music artists.
An eclectic and euphoric mix of the past and present, the album seamlessly blends 90’s house, 2020’s pop and 80’s soul to create the ultimate celebration of musical worlds coming together. The Blessed Madonna, one of the most celebrated named in global club culture, has also mixed the album into a continuous mixtape format so the party will never have to stop.
The first taste of Club Future Nostalgia will arrive on August 13 with the remix of ‘Levitating’ featuring music icons Missy Elliot and Madonna. Other highlights from the album include a Mark Ronson remix of ‘Physical’, which features Gwen Stefani. Plus, there are many more surprises to be announced!
Speaking about the creation of Club Future Nostalgia, Dua says, “The last few months have been surreal. I’ve watched you all dance in your homes and on your Zoom parties to Future Nostalgia like you were in the club with me. It brought so much joy to my days spent at home, even though I would’ve much rather been playing these songs live for you all on the road.
“During this time, I decided to take the party up a notch with the incomparable The Blessed Madonna, who secretly helped me to craft the mixtape that would become Club Future Nostalgia. We invited some friends and legends to join in on the fun with us. Absolute queens Missy Elliot and Madonna joined me for an epic remix of ‘Levitating’, and my dream girl Gwen Stefani and the supreme Mark Ronson teamed up to take ‘Physical’ to the next level. And the party doesn’t stop there – there are so many more surprises to come!”.
On working on the album, The Blessed Madonna says “Taking Future Nostalgia and reimagining it as a mixtape album was an enormous project, which had to be done in absolute secrecy, alone in my attic. In a way building this fantasy out of this beautiful record Dua had already given us was the perfect task for the pandemic.
“It was a massive and infinitely detailed task. Creating remixes and originals, curating the dream team of additional remixers and weaving the features into a new album was both daunting and thrilling, to say the least. My admiration for Dua only deepened. She is brilliant, once in a generation artist and a sweetheart. Being able to make this love letter with such a legendary cast of characters is beyond comprehension.”
“In the end my goal was to build a new world: Club Future Nostalgia, the dance floor we all so desperately need but can’t quite reach. I love this project so much and I hope you love it too”.
The album also sees Dua getting to work with some of her musical icons, who were equally as excited about to worth with the ‘Hallucinate’ singer.
Missy Elliot commented, “I am humbly grateful that Dua asked me to be a part of this record because I am a fan of her work and I love the whole 80’s vibes that her music gives. When her team sent the track, I was like “ooooh this is fire!” and I immediately recorded my verse. She heard it and loved it and here we are!”
Gwen added “I was so excited when Dua reached out about teaming up with Mark Ronson and her for the “Physical” remix. Club Future Nostalgia is an epic dance party and I’m thrilled to be a part of it”.
Mark, who has worked with Dua Lipa in the past, added “I really don’t do remixes much but Dua is my homegirl. I really wanted to make it special for her and also bring something totally new to the song. I basically wanted it to be as good as hearing a brand new song. And then when I heard Gwen’s vocal…I mean, she has such an iconic tone, I was over the moon. It felt so good”.
Club Future Nostalgia will be released on August 21.