The first installment of Universal Motown's expansive [artist id="1102"]Michael Jackson[/artist]: The Remix Suite project hit digital retailers Tuesday, and already, the label is readying the second edition of the series — and a third too.
Suite II will premiere online September 8 and features some of the biggest names in dance music remixing Jackson 5 tracks: house DJs Frankie Knuckles ("Forever Came Today") and David Morales ("I Want You Back"), superstar DJs Paul Oakenfold and Steve Aoki (both of whom take on "Dancing Machine") and disco don Dimitri From Paris ("I Want You Back").
Suite III bows September 22 and boasts a lineup of some of the biggest names in hip-hop and R&B tackling even more J5 tunes. Jackson's friend and collaborator Akon remixes the classic "Ben," red-hot producer No ID contributes a version of "Who's Lovin' You" and hitmaker Benny Blanco takes on "Ain't No Sunshine." Producers Emile Haynie ("Maria") and Sturken & Rogers ("Maybe Tomorrow") also appear.
The just-released Suite I features remixes of Jackson 5 classics like "Dancing Machine" and "ABC" by hip-hop heavyweights like the Neptunes, Dallas Austin and Polow Da Don, and recently, Blink-182's Mark Hoppus told MTV News that he would be involved in an upcoming Suite as well.
According to a spokesperson for Universal Motown, there will be five Remix Suites released in total, featuring work by artists like Swizz Beatz, Q-Tip and Rodney Jerkins. All five will then be collected in a physical album — called, appropriately enough, Michael Jackson: The Remix Suites I-V — due October 27.