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Published on August 16th, 2020 | by Jameelah "Just Jay" Wilkerson


The Blessed Madonna drops remix of Dua Lipa’s “Levitating” feat. Missy Elliott and Madonna

The Blessed Madonna releases an official remix of Dua Lipa’s “Levitating” featuring Missy Elliott and Madonna. Today’s release is the first off Dua Lipa and The Blessed Madonna’s collaboration “Club Future Nostalgia” – an entirely remixed version of Dua Lipa’s global #1 album “Future Nostalgia”. The full album is due for release on August 28th.

“It is no overstatement to say that reimagining Dua’s amazing record, Levitating with Madonna and Missy Elliott was my dream come true”, says The Blessed Madonna. “That’s a phrase that is overused, but in this case it is absolutely literal. I thought a lot about what it would mean to enter the “Duaverse” and make a dance classic that we would both be proud of equally. I wanted this to stand the test of time and straddle the things I love about underground electronic music and perfect pop music. It was strange to work completely alone and in total secrecy on something that has been the most special and ultimately public experience of my life. I think being in a world where there were no clubs, allowed me to create a record for the dance floor that only lived on my mind. Being a part of this was not only an honor but the very best medicine for dancing feet that are stuck at home. I hope it lifts up the spirits of everyone that hears it, as much as it has lifted mine. Truly, I am levitating”.

The album features many of Dua’s musical heroes and heroines, including the truly iconic Missy Elliott on “Levitating”.

Missy Elliott comments “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!”.

“Club Future Nostalgia” is a stellar collection of brand new remixes and features from an incredible roll call of superstars, underground heroes and some of the world’s finest dance music talent. The album has been curated and also mixed into a continuous mixtape format by The Blessed Madonna. Marea Stamper aka The Blessed Madonna is a Kentucky-born, Chicago-adopted and now London-based DJ and producer who has become one of the most celebrated names in global club culture.

“Club Future Nostalgia” is an eclectic and euphoric mix of the past and present, it’s a celebration of musical worlds coming together, with 90’s house blending seamlessly with 2020’s finest pop and remixers, a splash of 80’s soul and a few noughties musical gems added to the blend.

The album also includes a slam dunk Mark Ronson remix of “Physical” featuring Gwen Stefani and more legendary artists to be announced. Gwen joined Dua on Jimmy Kimmel Live! On August 10th as Dua stepped in as guest host of the popular US late night TV show. Watch it, here.

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