The unlikely pairing comes in the form of ‘Johnny Cash Remixed’, a compilation which sees the Man In Black‘s music reworked by artists including Alabama 3, Sonny J and The Heavy.
Dogg, who appears on a version of ‘I Walk The Line’, co-executive produced the album alongside Cash‘s son John Carter Cash and Beyonce‘s father Mathew Knowles.
The project comes with the blessing of Cash‘s estate, as Carter Cash explained: “My father made his stead defying the expected and accepted way of things. He set the standard at the same time. He would have loved this remix record. While it stays true to the original recordings, the CD touches on undiscovered ground. My father was about staying true to tradition while creating groundbreaking music.”
The songs in question were all recorded between 1956-59 with Cash‘s first band the Tennessee Two.
The tracklisting is:
‘Get Rhythm’ (Philip Steir Remix)
‘Big River’ (Count de Money Remix)
‘Country Boy’ (Sonny J Remix)
‘I Walk The Line’ (QDT Music Remix featuring Snopp Dogg)
‘Doin’ My Time’ (The Heavy Remix)
‘Leave That Junk Alone’ (Alabama 3 Remix)
‘Port Of Lonely Hearts’ (Midnight Juggernauts Remix)
‘Folsom Prison Blues’ (Pete Rock Remix)
‘Straight A’s In Love’ (Troublemaker Remix)
‘Sugartime’ (Kennedy Remix’
‘Rock Island Line’ (Wolf Remix)
‘Belshazzar (Machine Drum Remix)
‘I Heard That Lonesome Whistle Blow (Apparat Remix)
‘Wide Open Road’ (Count de Money Remix)
‘Trail To Mexico’ (Mexican Institute Of Sound Remix)
‘Hey Porter’ (Mocean Worker Remix)
‘Katy Too’ (DJ Enjay Remix)
‘My Treasure’ (J G Scott Remix)
The album is released on June 15 through earMUSIC. It will also be available with a bonus DVD featuring a making-of documentary.