The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, is back again come this September 17th, as the 25th Anniversary Edition of his ’87 album Bad will be released and remembered as major commemorative event. For a new generation and those of the nostalgic kind, Bad returns as a 3-CD Deluxe Set, two collectible booklets, and an official DVD of his sold-out performance in front of 72,000 fans at the huge Wembley Stadium in England. The DVD contains the full July 16, 1988 concert date of his crazily successful Bad World Tour. You might even catch a cameo from the late Princess Diana and her then husband Prince Charles who were in the audience jamming away (Princess Di loved “Dirty Diana”).
The second disc of the deluxe edition is all about the remix and unreleased tracks, and they are two remixes to “Bad” from the Dutch EDM producer Afrojack. One’s a seven minute club edit, and the other is accented with some Miami flavor from Pitbull who drops some verses, and a DJ Buddha offers some spirited assistance. As any Afrojack dance cut before, this version of “Bad” is a jiffy, laser-emission, dance-pop hubbub that’ll be perfect for the nightlife or a frolic at a beach bash. It’s a traditional discotheque remix that’s kicked up a notch with the preeminent vocals of MJ, yet the best moments of this re-working of “Bad” is the harbinger pounding of the guitar in the beginning and the relic of acid rain vibrations by the end of this moonwalking and pelvic thrusting soiree. Everyone knows there’s nothing like an MJ track to really get a party started, even if it’s already begun!
Below is the full Afrojack remix and you can head over to The Boombox for the exclusive 60-second clip with Pitbull and DJ Buddha