Just 17 days into the Michael Jackson’s highly anticipated re-issue, the Steve Aoki remixed classic of “Thriller” jumped over the Breakout section in favor of an impressive No. 49 Debut to No. 29 Power Pick on this week’s Billboard Dance Club Songs chart (dated Nov. 4).
Released by Epic Records, Jackson’s Scream collection features bonafide classics “Thriller,” “Dangerous” and “Dirty Diana” plus the newly created bonus track, “Blood on the Dance Floor X Dangerous.” Cake throwing maestro Aoki put his spin on the favored Halloween soundtrack “Thriller,” crafting a progressive progressive interpretation of the iconic song.
“Working on this remix was absolutely one of the most memorable experiences in my life. The careful balance of maintaining the integrity of the stems and samples with the concept of remixing it and Aokifying it so I can bring it a new lease of life in my sets and in our culture was delicate but I got there. I am extremely proud of this new remix and I hope everyone can follow that same feeling I had making it,” Aoki wrote on Instagram.
Hear Steve Aoki’s “Midnight Hour” Remix below.