Diana Ross will celebrate the spectacular success of Eric Kupper’s remixes of her classic songs with the Supertonic collection. The Motown/UMe album will be available digitally on May 29, with CD and crystal-clear vinyl editions to follow on June 26.
Supertonic is produced by Diana Ross and features Kupper’s remixes, with executive remix production & marketing By Brad LaBeau Co + Peter Nelson for Pro-Motion. All of the remixes have been created from original multi-track masters in the vaults of Motown Records.
In March, Diana Ross created history when ‘Love Hangover 2020’ topped Billboard‘s Dance Club Songs Chart. It became her fourth consecutive No. 1 remix with a song that was a No. 1 dance hit in its original version. Kupper’s 2020 mix of the 1976 smash is available as the first single from Supertonic.
The unprecedented fourth chart-topping achievement followed the history-making success of ‘The Boss 2019.’ This topped the same Billboard chart during the 40th anniversary of the original version leading that survey, becoming Ms. Ross’ then third consecutive No. 1 Dance Club Songs Chart hit.
As well as ‘Love Hangover 2020,’ Supertonic also features the three remixes that went No. 1 dance during a 15-month period: ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,’ ‘I’m Coming Out/Upside Down’ and ‘The Boss.’ The remix of Ashford & Simpson’s ‘Ain’t No Mountain…’ hit the top in January 2018. An edited version appeared on Diamond Diana: The Legacy Collection. The original was a pop and R&B No. 1 in 1970.
Kupper’s ‘I’m Coming Out/Upside Down 2018’ mashup took just eight weeks to reach the dance chart pinnacle. Both songs were written and produced by Chic’s Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards and were No. 1 simultaneously on the same chart in 1980. ‘Upside Down’ also went No. 1 pop and R&B.
‘The Boss 2019’ was a dance No. 1 in April 2019, 40 years after the Ashford & Simpson-produced original did the same. Ms. Ross has now had a total eight No. 1 hits on Dance Club Songs.
Also on Supertonic are remixes of two more tracks from the album The Boss, tracks from which were collectively listed as No. 1 dance hit. They are an up-tempo ‘No One Gets The Prize’ and a Latin-flavored version of ‘It’s My House.’ The 1970 top 20 hit ‘Remember Me’ is given a new R&B treatment, gets a smart R&B feel and both 1971’s ‘Surrender’ and the 1973 No. 1 ‘Touch Me In The Morning’ get Kupper’s remix treatment.
29 May also sees the digital release of Supertonic: Instrumental Mixes, featuring instrumental versions of all the tracks on the Supertonic album.
1. I’m Coming Out / Upside Down 3:07*
2. Love Hangover 3:45
3. The Boss 3:38
4. Surrender 3:06
5. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough 4:05
6. No One Gets The Prize 5:20
7. It’s My House 4:40
8. Touch Me in the Morning 4:18
9. Remember Me 3:40
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