- 02 Oct 17
The Estate of the King of Pop has joined forces with world-renowned superstar producer DJ Steve Aoki to create an "official" remix of Michael Jackson’s 'Thriller', which you can listen to below.
The new single was announced as part of Epic/Legacy Recordings, in collaboration with The Estate of Michael Jackson, release of Michael Jackson 'Scream' album.
The new album is a collection of 13 of his all-time most electrifying and danceable tracks including Ghosts, Torture, Thriller, and Dirty Diana.
The CD and collectible glow-in-the-dark 2LP vinyl (the latter available October 27) release of 'Scream' contain an exclusive poster from which fans can launch the first-ever augmented reality experience created for a Michael Jackson album.
The album includes the bonus track, 'Blood on the Dance Floor X Dangerous,' a 5-song mashup from the acclaimed remixer The White Panda.
The Michael Jackson 'Thriller (Steve Aoki Midnight Hour Remix)' is out now as a standalone single.
'Thriller' is the first and only album to be RIAA certified 33x Platinum and has topped 105 million sales worldwide.
The immersive 'Scream' AR experience is like nothing fans have seen before. Reflective of Michael Jackson’s own innovative thinking, Sony and the Estate have teamed with Shazam to make it possible for Shazam app users to just point the Shazam camera at the posters to launch the activation.
It is the first time that Shazam has made an AR experience integrated with a CD or vinyl release available to its users; it also marks the very first global AR initiative for Shazam.
In addition, 'Scream' billboards and posters will begin to appear in major global cities today which also include a Shazam logo that can be used to trigger a second augmented reality experience inspired by the album’s cover artwork.
Sony and the Estate worked closely with the multi-platform creative studio Flight School to create this exclusive experience which incorporates audio from the recently released 'Scream' bonus track, “Blood on the Dance Floor X Dangerous.”
OFFICIAL SCREAM TRACKLISTING
1. This Place Hotel
3. Blood On The Dance Floor
4. Somebody’s Watching Me
5. Dirty Diana
7. Leave Me Alone
Bonus Track: Blood On The Dance Floor X Dangerous (The White Panda Mash-Up)