Today in Madonna History: April 22, 2023

On April 22 2023, Madonna released American Life – Mixshow Mix, an exclusive EP celebrating the album’s 20th anniversary and honoring the life and work of Peter Rauhofer, who created unforgettable remixes for Madonna and many other artists for over two decades.

The vinyl-only 8-tracks release features 6 brand new edits of Madonna’s favorite commercial and promotional remixes from the American Life era.  A portion of sales proceeds will be donated to brain cancer research.

Make sure to visit your local indie store on April 22 to get your copy.

You can also visit recordstoreday.com for a list of participating stores.

Madonna – American Life Mixshow Mix
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  1. American Life (Peter Rauhofer’s American Anthem New Edit)*
  2. Hollywood (Deepsky’s Home Sweet Home Vocal Edit)
  3. Love Profusion (Ralphi Rosario House Vocal Mix)
  4. Nobody Knows Me (Peter Rauhofer’s Private Life Edit)*
  5. Nothing Fails (Peter Rauhofer’s Classic House New Edit)*
  6. Mother And Father (Peter Rauhofer’s Re-Invention Edit)*
  7. Die Another Day (Thunderpuss Club Edit)*
  8. Easy Ride (Tracy Young’s Easy Edit)*

*Previously Unreleased

Today in Madonna History: February 15, 2006

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On February 15 2006, Madonna won the BRIT Award for Best International Female. Madonna beat out Bjork, Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey and Missy Elliot.

Today in Madonna History: January 7, 2004

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On January 7 2004, Rolling Stone magazine reviewed Madonna’s Remixed & Revisited EP:

Instead of the twenty-year retrospective originally planned for the holiday season, Madonna fans get a measly half-hour of mishmash marginalia. Of the four remixes from American Life, only one clicks: Headcleanr’s rock mix of Love Profusion, which replaces Mirwais’ electrofolk with Strokes-like guitars and drums that flatter an overlooked but fantastic song. The live medley of Like a Virgin and Hollywood, with Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, falls flat without the infamous kisses, and the Gap commercial with Missy Elliott just sounds cheap and nasty. Your Honesty, an outtake from 1994’s Bedtime Stories, recalls the post-disco funkiness of Madonna’s 1983 debut. Bet it would’ve worked better in a box set. – Barry Walters

Today in Madonna History: July 22, 2003

On July 22 2003, the first photos from the GAP jeans campaign featuring Madonna and Missy Elliot were released.

Today in Madonna History: July 30, 2003

On July 30 2003, GAP premiered its latest commercial starring Madonna and Missy Elliot. The commercial, featured a mash-up of Madonna’s Into The Groove + Hollywood = Into The Hollywood Groove, featuring Missy Elliot.

Watch the short version here:

Please let us know if you have a link to a better version of this video (either version), thanks!

Today in Madonna History: August 16, 2020

On August 16 2020, The Gay Times applauded Dua Lipa’s music video for Levitating (featuring Madonna & Missy Elliot, remixed by DJ The Blessed Madonna):

Dua Lipa’s new video with Madonna and Missy Elliot has a massive pro-LGBTQ+ message.

Shot in London, the visual shows the British songstress as she performs the club-ready, MDNA-esque track in a bedroom solo, before sharing an intimate moment with her boyfriend, Anwar Hadid, in a car. Several queer couples can be seen throughout the video, including a girl who spies on her love interest from afar.

Tayce, a London-based drag performer who’s rumoured to appear on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK season two, also makes an appearance, as well as guest artist Missy Elliott. Sadly, Madonna is nowhere to be seen.

The song, which was remixed by DJ The Blessed Madonna, is the first single taken from Dua’s upcoming remix album, Club Future Nostalgia, which will also include a new version of her acclaimed power-pop anthem Physical with Gwen Stefani and Mark Ronson.

In an interview with Zane Lowe for Apple Music, Dua said she collaborated with the queen of pop because she’s is an artist that she’s “listened to” her whole life, adding: “Her career trajectory as well has been something so inspirational and the momentum that she’s kept and the way that she’s grown with her music.”

Speaking about Missy’s participation, Dua continued: “I jumped on the phone with her and we had a little talk and she really just does stuff that she really believes in, so that I felt it was such a massive compliment for me, for her to be so inspired by the remix and the track, and to want to be a part of it and be a part of this mixtape.”

Today in Madonna History: February 15, 2006

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On February 15 2006, Madonna won the BRIT Award for Best International Female. Madonna beat out Bjork, Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey and Missy Elliot.

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