The album's out next month on triple vinyl, double CD and digital
Derrick May famously once described the then-emerging genre of Detroit techno as sounding "like George Clinton and Kraftwerk stuck in an elevator". Well, Derrick May's sadly not involved but it seems a lot of his fellow Detroitians are keen to get back to their roots, because next month will see the release of Funkadelic Reworked By Detroiters on veteran US label Westbound.
The imaginatively titled compilation, which has been in the works for several years, sees Clinton's funk originators Funkadelic given the remix treatment by a host of today's top Motor City talent, including Moodymann, Underground Resistance, Amp Fiddler, Recloose and Marcellus Pitman. It's been curated by Interdimensional Transmissions boss Brendan Gillen, and according to Resident Advisor, remixes from Theo Parrish, Waajeed and Carl Craig were withheld by their creators, who felt their reworkings "just didn't hold up to Funkadelic's legacy".
Clinton himself told Motherboard last year that he respects contemporary electronic music, saying: "We called Funkadelic 'loud Motown' and I call electronic 'loud disco' or 'loud hip-hop'. It doesn't matter. If people are enjoying themselves... it's just fun to me."
The full tracklist for the album is as follows:
Sexy Ways [Recloose Disco Flip]
You Can't Miss What You Can't Measure [Alton Miller Mix]
Get Off Your Ass And Jam [Marcellus Pittman Remix]
Cosmic Slop [Moodymann Mix]
Music For My Mother [Andres Wo Ahh Ay Vocal Mix]
Undisco Kidd [Gay Marvine Edit]
Super Stupid [Dirtbombs Version]
Take Your Dead Ass Home [The Fantasy Version]
Music 4 My Mother [Underground Resistance Mix]
Let's Take It To The Stage [Amp Fiddler Laughin @ Ya Mix]
Standing On The Verge [Anthony Shake Shakir & T Dancer Remix]
You And Your Folks [Claude Young Jr Club Mix]
Be My Beach [Mophono & Tom Thump]
You And Your Folks [Claude Young Jr Dub]
Let's Make It Last [Kenny Dixon Jr Edit]
Looking Back At You [Ectomorph Stripped And Dubbed]
Maggot Brain [BMG Dub]
Tags: Funkadelic, George Clinton, Parliament, P-Funk, Detroit, Moodymann, Kenny Dixon Jr, Underground Resistance, Amp Fiddler, Recloose, Marcellus Pitman, Claude Young Jr, Brendan Gillen, Ectomorph, BMG, Interdimensional Transmissions