Amid the mass leak from the Material Girl’s 13th album in late 2014, albeit 32 tracks in total, she released the album for pre-order on iTunes on December 20th, with 6 tracks being available for download.
Rebel Heart was co-written & co-produced with Diplo, Kanye West & the late Avicii. Thematically, Rebel Heart represents the singer's romantic and rebellious sides; the ideas grew organically during the writing and recording sessions. Musically, it is a pop record which merges an array of genres such as 90’s house, trap, and reggae, while using acoustic guitars and gospel choir. Some of the songs are autobiographical in nature while others talk about love and Her career.
To promote the album, Madonna made several television appearances and performances. Further promotion was done by the Rebel Heart Tour, which started in September 2015 & concluded in March 2016, visiting North America, Europe, Asia & Australia, including Her unique MTV-unplugged-style “Tears of a Clown” performance in Melbourne, which I was fortunate enough to see!
I’ve chosen 13 tracks from the album, including the 4 single releases & one extra-funky mashup.
So, to all my Rebel Hearts thank YOU from the bottom of MY Rebel Heart for listening & loving my Reworked series! It’s been an absolute joy to bring them to you. As always, it’s mixed & made with love, so enjoy MY gift to you, on this my 48th Birthday!
Her thirteenth studio album
Originally released March 16th 2015
Reworked September 2nd 2018
1. Intro / Living For Love (Joel Dickinson Marathon Mix)
2. Bitch I’m Madonna (Twisted Dee Club Mix)
3. Rebel Heart (Cleopatra’s Heart Attack Club Mix)
4. Devil Pray (Mirror Ball’s Disco Will Survive Remix)
5. Heartbreak City (Rohen Mizrahi Club Mix)
6. Ghosttown (Offer Nissim Drama Mix)
7. Holy Water (Guyom’s Blasphemous VDO Remix)
8. Illuminati (DiEdge Club Mix)
9. Wash All Over Me (Taj’s Perfect Storm Remix)
10. Messiah (Maxim Andreev Nu Disco Mix)
11. Iconic (Bionic Teleport Remix)
12. Unapologetic Bitch (Dalton Remix)
13. Joan of Arc (Idaho’s Superhero Prayer Mix)
Everybody’s Living For Love (Robin Skouteris Mashup)
This "Like A Virgin" mix is the twelfth in a monthly series of Madonna album reworks.
I've chosen all nine album tracks, all unmixed, plus the bonus "Into The Groove" track that was included on the 1985 re-release edition.
Madonna wanted to be the record's producer, however her label was not ready to give her the artistic freedom she desired, so she chose Nile Rodgers due to his work with Chic and David Bowie.
The cover sleeve and images were shot by Steven Miesel, who would become a regular collaborator with her. The Virgin Mary or the whore? These were the two extreme images of women she had known vividly, and remembered from her childhood. To quote the Queen...
"The (cover) photo was a statement of independence, if you wanna be a virgin, you are welcome. But if you wanna be a whore, it's your fucking right to be so."
So to all my Rebel Heart Material Girls, Virgins & Angels...it's compiled & made with love, so enjoy! Magnus.
Her second studio album
Originally released November 12th 1984
Reworked July 1st 2018
1. Intro / Material Girl (Sartori 2018 Remix)
2. Dress You Up (Dubtronic Reconstruction Remix)
3. Angel (Lukesavant Save My Soul 2018 Remix)
4. Love Don't Live Here Anymore (Dubtronic Extended Journey Mix)
5. Like A Virgin (Stoned Bears Remix)
6. Pretender (Ronando's One Night Stand)
7. Over and Over (DirtyHands Epic Mix)
8. Stay (Dubtronic Reconstruction Remix)
9. Shoo-Bee-Doo (Samuel's Full Remix)
10. Into The Groove (Shep Pettibone Remix)
What do you get when you cross The Bee Gees' classic 1976 Disco track "You Should Be Dancing" with Sasha's epic 1999 Progressive House "Xpander" tune? THIS, my debut Mashup, a blend of futuristic funk all mixed in one! I really hope you enjoy the first of many more to come... #MagnusMashup
This "Madonna" mix is the eleventh in a monthly series of Her album reworks.
Produced by John "Jellybean" Benitez, Mark Kamins & the late Reggie Lucas, and recorded between May 1982 & April 1983, including five singles (three Top 10 hits), the album has an upbeat synthetic disco sound, using new technology of the time, including the Linn drum machine, Moog bass & Oberheim OB-X synthesiser.
I've chosen all eight tracks & really tried to re-capture the original recordings, with some of my fave M-Remixers, giving it my 35th anniversary take on this quintessential release.
So to all my Rebel Hearts, and as always, it's mixed & made with love, so enjoy!
Her debut studio album
First released July 27th 1983
Reworked June 1st 2018
1. Everybody (Dubtronic Take A Ride Remix)
2. Think Of Me (Dubtronic Reconstruction Remix)
3. Lucky Star (DJ Burlak's NiDiDeep Remix)
4. Borderline (Luca Debonaire Omerta Remix)
5. Holiday (Sunlight Project Remix)
6. Burning Up (Idaho's Vibes 12" Mix)
7. I Know It (Dubtronic Take Your Love & Run Remix)
8. Physical Attraction (Dens54 WhatAMetz Remix)
This "Hard Candy" mix is the tenth in a monthly series of Madonna album reworks. I've chosen 10 album tracks, including four *unreleased tracks plus a bonus mashup. All wrapped up & bursting with goodness, I really hope my Rebel Hearts enjoy this "Sticky & Sweet" deal. Magnus.
Her eleventh studio album
Originally released April 19th 2008
Reworked May 1st 2018
1. Candy Shop (Cleopatra's S.E.X. Shop Latina Club Mix)
2. She's Not Me (Offer Nissim Remix)
3. Devil Wouldn't Recognise You (Pander's Melodic Heaven Club Mix)
4. Miles Away (EYL Extended Intro Mix)
5. 4 Minutes (Peter Rauhofer Saves New York Mix)
6. Dance 2night (Edson Pride Massive Vox Mix)
7. Give It 2 Me (DJ Paulo's Give It 2U Mix)
8. Beat Goes on (Idaho's Luxury Of Time Mix)
9. Get Stupid [album interlude] (Klimis Ioannidis Children Of Tomorrow Remix)
10. Voices (Dubtronic Distant Echo Remix)
11. Across The Sky* (Dubtronic Dance Like A Machine Remix)
12. Animal* (Andres Pradda Dance Remix)
13. Infinity* (Lukesavant Don't Stop Me Mix)
14. Latte aka Lela Pala Tutu* (Hard Candy outtake)
15. Push The Beat On (Madonna vs Nighcrawlers Mashup)
Once again we've lost another music legend...
Sadly Swedish-born DJ, producer & remixer Tim Bergling, better known by his stage name of Avicii has passed. To celebrate his music, legacy & contribution to electronic music, I've chosen 11 tracks, including my fave remixes of Nadia Ali, Faithless & Madonna (Rebel Heart collaboration) plus four fun mashups. Crank it up loud so he can hear his beats pumping in Heaven! Mixed & made with love from Magnus.
I / Hey Brother (Avicii Remix)
II / I Could Be The One (DJ Nejtrino & DJ Stranger Remix)
III / Wake Me Up (Modium House Bootleg)
IV / Levels (Seek Bromance Mashup)
V / Rapture / Nadia Ali (Avicii Remix)
VI / Addicted To You (Avicii Remix)
VII / Insomnia 2.0 / Faithless (Avicii Extended Remix)
VIII / I Could Be Euphoria (DJ Philthy Mashup)
IX / Levels That I Used To Know (Greg Gold & George Luka Mashup)
X / Girl Gone Wild / Madonna (Avicii Remix)
XI / Never Gonna Wake You Up (Get Knocked Down) (Nils Mashup)
Attention Trance fans! To celebrate the return of Above & Beyond to our Aussie shores with their Common Ground tour in June, hear THIS my Tribute Mix to the Trance trio. With a career spanning 12 years, 4 studio albums, 22 mix albums & 64 singles to date, I've selected 16 of their very best tracks over 90 minutes and all mixed chronologically for your aural pleasure. So as always, enjoy! Magnus.
1 / Tri-State (Robert Nickson Intro Remix)
2 / Alone Tonight (Club Mix)
3 / Can’t Sleep (Original Mix)
4 / Home (A&B Club Mix)
5 / Good For Me (A&B Club Mix)
6 / No One On Earth (Gabriel & Dresden Remix)
7 / Sun & Moon (Club Mix)
8 / Thing Called Love (A&B Extended Club Mix)
9 / Love Is Not Enough (A&B Club Mix)
10 / We’re All We Need (Extended Mix)
11 / Peace Of Mind (Extended Mix)
12 / Counting Down The Days (A&B Club Mix)
13 / Tightrope (A&B Club Mix)
14 / My Own Hymn (Extended Mix)
15 / Northern Soul (Extended Mix)
16 / Common Ground
This "True Blue" mix is the ninth in a monthly series of Madonna album reworks. I've chosen eight album tracks, six of those mixed, including two *unreleased tracks plus "Gambler" & "Crazy For You" from the Vision Quest movie soundtrack. So to all my true blue Rebel Hearts, it's mixed & made with love, enjoy! Magnus.
Her third studio album
Originally released June 30th 1986
Reworked April 1st 2018
1. Live To Tell (Dubtronic Thousand Lies Remix)
2. True Blue (Android Love Mix)
3. Papa Don't Preach (Idaho's Transatlantic Mix)
4. White Heat (Donny's Cool Summer Mix)
5. Open Your Heart (Chillerz Remix)
6. Where's The Party (RetroSonic Relaxation Mix)
7. La Isla Bonita (Barry Harris 2018 Moombahton Mix)
8. Love Makes The World Go Round (Junior Cortez African Tempest Remix)
9. Tell Me*
10. Spotlight (Lukesavant Mix)*
11. Gambler (Knee Deep Shit Mix) VQ
12. Crazy For You (Miami Valentine Mix) VQ
This special Mardi Gras edition "MDNA" mix is the eighth in a monthly series of Madonna album reworks. I've chosen 10 album tracks, all unmixed, including "Beautiful Killer" from the Deluxe Edition and added "Celebration" as the *bonus track. So to all my Mardi Gras Rebel Hearts, it's compiled & made with love, so enjoy! Magnus.
Her twelfth studio album
Originally released March 23rd 2012
Reworked March 1st 2018
1. Girl Gone Wild (Offer Nissim Remix) 2. Turn Up The Radio (Offer Nissim Club Remix) 3. Give Me All Your Luvin' (Sultan & Ned Shepherd Remix) 4. Superstar (Eddie Amador Remix) 5. I'm Addicted (DJ D'Luka32 Extended Remix) 6. Love Spent (Steve Trekker Remix) 7. Masterpiece (Beat Dust House Mix) 8. I'm A Sinner (Sartori Remix) 9. Beautiful Killer (Idaho's Beautiful Stranger Mix) 10. Gang Bang (Dubtronic Out Of Hell Remix) 11. Celebration (Guyom's Celebrate The Queen Mashup)*
This "On Your Knees & Pray Edition" of "Like A Prayer" mix is the seventh in a continuing monthly series of Madonna album reworks. I've chosen all ten tracks, except "Act of Contrition" for this special unmixed project, but I've also included the "Supernatural" B-side as the closing *bonus track. So to all my Rebel Hearts, it's compiled & made with love, so enjoy! Magnus.
Her fourth studio album
Originally released March 21st 1989
Reworked February 1st 2018
1:11 Like A Prayer (Offer Nissim Jerusalem Prayer Mix)
2:11 Express Yourself (Idaho’s Ready Or Not Mix)
3:11 Cherish (2K16 Mixshow)
4:11 Dear Jessie (New Puzzle Remix)
5:11 Till Death Do Us Part (Crackle Pop Remix)
6:11 Oh Father (Donny’s Running Away 2016 Redeux)
7:11 Spanish Eyes (Idaho’s Maravilla Club Mix)
8:11 Love Song feat. Prince (Donny’s Just Being Kind Radio Mix)
9:11 Keep It Together (Marco Sartori Reconstruction)
10:11 Promise To Try (Dubtronic Kiss Her Goodbye Remix)
11:11 Supernatural (Guyom’s Supadoopa Remix)*