The esteemed legacy of Marvin Gaye is in good hands with Salaam Remi. With trust from Motown and UMe, the super-producer has retooled music from Gaye’s illustrious career for a new EP, Save The World Remix Suite.
The project consists of four tracks, one of which is a B-side (“Sad Tomorrows”) to the first version of What’s Going On’s “Flyin’ High (In the Friendly Sky).” Another is “No Need,” a once-vaulted instrumental said to have been recorded during the sessions of “Sad Tomorrows.”
“I Want to Come Home for Christmas,” a holiday classic recently covered by Summer Walker for the Amazon Original program, is part of the Save The World Remix Suite. A music video for the original cut was issued this month for the first time.
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In a statement, Remi said, “Marvin Gaye has been my favorite artist as his 70s LPs are unmatched as singular bodies of work. It was an honor to be able to look at the What’s Going On LP and to be able to create a remix suite to sit next to it. This is a dream come true. LoveLiveMPG.”
In August, Remix enlisted Claudette Ortiz for his new song “All I Need Is You.” It followed his 2020 album Black On Purpose, which featured a slew of artists such as Jennifer Hudson, Nas, Bilal, Busta Rhymes, and others.
Listen to Salaam Remi and Marvin Gaye’s new project Save The World Remix Suite below.