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The Inevitable Michael Jackson Post

I realized at some point yesterday that I would not be able to avoid an MJ post. This man's impact on just about everything AiMT covers cannot be denied, so let's get on with it.

R.I.P. Michael Jackson

I'm not going to ramble on too much. You people know the deal. How about we start with a mix?

Download Captain EO vs. Mr. Big: An MJ Tribute Mix [Direct]

00:00: The Jacksons [ft. Mick Jagger] - "State of Shock"
04:32: Tanlines - "MJ Tribute"
06:56: Michael Jackson - "Sunset Driver (Demo)"
10:52: Michael Jackson - "Remember the Time (Don Diablo's 'Song for MJ')"
13:51: Michael Jackson - "P.Y.T. (Demo) (U-Tern Edit)"
19:06: Monsta wit da Fade - "Michael Jackson wit It"
22:40: Michael Jackson - "We Are Here to Change the World" [Theme From Captain EO]
25:13: Michael Jackson - "Thriller (Bird Peterson Remix)"
28:56: Michael Jackson - "Billie Jean (YMO A+B by Baby Armie)"
33:03: Jakwob & Jestar - "Beat It"

This was cobbled together very quickly—no faff, no frills. But I guess I should make one thing resoundingly clear: I don't prefer any of these remixes or covers to their respective original versions. These remixes are just for fun. (Obviously we'll all be hearing plenty of the originals over the next few months.)

Captain EO is a 17-minute 3D film that was shown exclusively at Disney amusement parks (Epcot, Disneyland, etc.) premiering in '86 and closing in most of the parks about 10 years later.

Captain EO (Part 1 of 2):

Captain EO (Part 2 of 2):

Japanese Suzuki ad:

LA Gear ad:

More MJ ads here.

Moonwalker trailer:

Moonwalker on Sega Genesis:

"Liberian Girl":

"Who Is It":

"Scream" [ft. Janet]:

"We Are the World":


R.I.P. Michael Jackson

R.I.P. Michael Jackson

R.I.P. Michael Jackson

R.I.P. Michael Jackson

R.I.P. Michael Jackson

R.I.P. Michael Jackson

R.I.P. Michael Jackson

R.I.P. Michael Jackson

R.I.P. Michael Jackson

Rest in peace, Micheal.

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Ellie Goulding - "Starry Eyed (Jakwob Remix)"

(via Neon Gold)

Ellie Goulding

Up-and-coming UK songwriter Ellie Goulding has a very marketable post-teen-talent-show, post-TRL kind of voice. If you can get past the gloss of it all, you'll find plenty of hearty talent swirling around her ethereal bubblegum folk-pop songs.

While the original "Starry Eyed" wouldn't sound too out of place on US Top 40 radio, the Jakwob remix casts the track into super accessible dubstep territories. This kind of crossover simply wouldn't have happened two years ago, and it's a testament to how rapidly the genre is growing and becoming a household fixture. These producers seem more and more willing to meet artists halfway. Anyone who said dubstep is never sexy may wanna reconsider for this one:



For a more campfiery folk angle for Ellie, check her stouthearted cover of Bon Iver's "The Wolves" over at Neon Gold.