Nina Simone's classic album 'Little Girl Blue' is being re-released as an official remix album, covering a wide range of electronic music styles, it has recently emerged.
Simone's début 1958 album – originally released through jazz imprint Bethlehem Records – set the benchmark for female singers and pianists, and included her most famed hits including 'Central Park Blues', 'My Baby Just Cares For Me' and 'African Mailman'.
DJ Maestro has compiled and mixed a collection of remixes from contemporary electronic artists who are inspired by jazz music and structure. Gramaphondzie, Smoove, Rebel and Mees Dierdorp have all contributed remixes to the official album, which is released on May 3 through Soundplate Records in the UK.
The album comes as a breath of fresh air for fans of the late singer and pianist, as controversy surrounds the upcoming release of an Nina Simone biopic. Nina - looking at the life of the immortal soul singer - was recently teased with a brand new trailer. Zoe Saldana stars as Nina in the gritty depiction of the singer's life, which has been marred in setbacks and backlash - including criticism from Nina Simone's daughter about lead Actress Zoe Saldana's apparent use of make up and prosthetics to portray Simone's likeness.