If Michael Jackson was still around and was releasing a new dance song, he’d probably get one of the world’s top deejays to remix it, right? That’s why everybody should be OK with the fact that a remix of the King of Pop’s classic “Thriller” created by superstar DJ Steve Aoki is out today.
“Thriller (Steve Aoki Midnight Hour Remix)” is included on the new MJ compilation Scream, which hit stores today. The track also is available for download as a standalone single. It’s still recognizable as the song that got the entire world doing the zombie dance, but it now sounds like a modern EDM track.
The new Scream album also features an immersive “augmented reality” experience, which you can access by Shazam-ing the poster that comes with the CD and vinyl versions of the album. Billboards also are going up in major cities today that will also be Shazam-able and trigger a second augmented reality experience.
In addition to some of Jackson’s most danceable hits — including “Dirty Diana,” “Leave Me Alone,” “Dangerous” and the title track — Scream features “Blood on the Dance Floor x Dangerous,” a new five-song mashup that incorporates “Blood on the Dance Floor,” “Dangerous,” “This Place Hotel,” “Leave Me Alone” and “Is It Scary.”
Of note on the album are two songs by The Jacksons, “Torture” and “This Place Hotel,” the latter of which was the first single ever to be written, composed and arranged solely by Michael. In addition, the album features “Somebody’s Watching Me,” the 1985 Rockwell hit featuring a hook sung by MJ.
A glow-in-the-dark vinyl version of Scream is coming out October 27 — just in time for Halloween, of course.
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Source: Oldies News