New EP displays the remixed glory of Marvin Gaye’s “I Want You”


(August 19, 2022) 2022 has been a year of the revisiting of Motown classics by mixers around the world. We’ve been treated recently with fun, creative new takes on several Temptations gems, and today Motown is issuing an EP that features several mixes of Marvin Gaye’s iconic “I Want You” by one of the great mixmasters of all-time, John Morales.

Morales played a huge role in the creation of the extended disco mixes back in the day, and just about any SoulTracker who has been to a club probably did some shaking to his work. He has worked a fair bit on Motown songs over the years, including creating the four different extended takes on “I Want You” that are featured on I Want You: The John Morales M+M Mixes.

The mixes here not only show off Morales’s expansive vision, but also remind us again just how great the original Leon Ware work was. And they alternatingly turn “I Want You” into a FM radio jam, a cool nighttime groove, and a stripped piano-driven gem.

Check out the various takes on “I Want You” below, and enjoy.

Marvin Gaye
I Want You: The John Morales M+M Mixes


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