Did anyone ever find out if Annie was okay?

Fuckers from Hair are on Conan right now dancing in the audience. Hey guys, 1967 called, the 60s are over, take your hippie dippie bullshit and cram it.

God I hate that damned musical…

Anyways, here are the remaining Michael Jackson remixes I promised. This Is It. No more…unless I somehow find more 12” singles.

Billie Jean (Dirty Funker’s “This Is Not It” Remix)
Billie Jean (This Dirty Dub Remix)
These were from a bootleg 12” single, by a guy calling himself the Dirty Funker. It’s a red record and the artwork on the label cribs art from the planned This Is It series of concerts (the beginning of this mix even samples the press conference announcing the This Is It shows). They’re kind of pointless, but the techno bass-heavy beats aren’t too bad.

Smooth Criminal (Extended Dance Mix)
Smooth Criminal (Extended Dance Mix Radio Edit)
Smooth Criminal (Annie Mix)
Smooth Criminal (Dub Mix)
Smooth Criminal (A Capella)
I think I mentioned before that “Smooth Criminal” is one of my favorite Michael Jackson songs. I was going to declare it my favorite of all time, but it’ll have to tie with Beat It, Billie Jean, PYT, Dirty Diana, Leave me Alone, Give In To Me, Jam, Scream, Morphine (check it out, it’s a pretty rad tune that you probably haven’t heard), Earth Song, and They Don’t Really Care About Us (you try to pick a favorite Michael Jackson song, it’s not easy!)

However, “Smooth Criminal” is without a doubt my favorite Michael Jackson video. But make sure you watch the best version. The most complete version of the Smooth Criminal video is part of the movie Moonwalker, which is not available in America. Luckily there’s YouTube. The version that most people know is this one, which is just a hair shorter than the Moonwalker cut, taking out some of the crazy-ass moaning interpretive dance that’s in the middle. Above everything avoid this version, which is a poorly edited, sped-up version. I’m not the only person who thinks Smooth Criminal is Michael’s magnum video opus, check out this hysterical review of the Moonwalker movie by That Guy With Glasses, one of my favorite pop culture critics on the web.

I previously posted the extended mix, but this one is a direct rip from the vinyl single I picked up, as are the additional remixes.

Who Is It (Patience Mix)
Who Is It (The Most Patient Mix)
Who Is It (IHS Mix)
Who Is It (P-Man Dub)
Who Is It (Brothers In Rhythm House Mix)
Who Is It (Tribal Version)
Who Is It (Brothers Cool Dub)
Who Is It (Lakeside Dub)
This isn’t one of my favorite Michael Jackson tunes, and is probably my second-least favorite song off of Dangerous (the first is In The Closet – I actively hate that song). However, some of these remixes are quite good. My favorite is the Brothers In Rhythm House Mix, which transforms the song into an ultra-corny 90s house track. Moby would love it.

Beat It (Moby’s Sub Mix)
Well speak of the bald devil! This is an odd one. This originally appeared as the B-side to the American version of the Who Is It single, but it later popped up on the soundtrack to Zoolander for some strange reason. With many of the Dangerous singles it seemed that MJ was taking his back catalog and giving some prominent electronic artists of the time a go. Moby got “Beat It,” the Brothers in Rhythm got “Wanna Be Startin’ Something” and Masters at Work got to mix “Rock With You.” I haven’t heard any of these mixes aside from this Moby one, so if anyone wants to post a link to some in the comments section I would be most appreciative.

I think I’m the only person in the world who likes this remix of Beat It. It’s definitely odd and not for everyone, but give it a chance, Moby deconstructs the shit out it, shifting the guitar solo to the front, chopping up the synth opening of the original and making the verses very sparse, cutting out everything but a simple beat and Micheal’s voice.

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17 Responses to “Did anyone ever find out if Annie was okay?”

  1. The Unheard says:

    Thanks for the MJ mixes! As for those Brothers In Rhythm and Masters At Work remixes, I don't think you're missing much. If I'm remembering correctly, they were very straight-forward dancefloor fillers, or at least that's what they were supposed to be. There weren't many "interesting" remixes from that era, although this Beat It mix might be the exception as well as some rather thematic mixes of In The Closet, but you don't like that one. If you want to hear a really good mix, I've got a bootleg remix of Rock With You done by A Touch Of Class which KILLS! If you want it, just say the word.

  2. DJ Danny says:

    Howdy. I just posted a few MJ mixes that I found recently, including 2 cool mixes for "Rock With You."
    Check out my posting for 7/14/09.

    Thanks for the Moby mix!

  3. Ben says:

    Just fyi, a bunch of those "Who Is It" remixes are by Moby as well: IHS, P-Man, Tribal, Lakeside.

  4. I love Rock With You, hook me up!

  5. The Unheard says:

    Here is that Rock With You remix. Give it about a minute to start up and it's pretty damn tight from there out. For some reason everyone keeps attributing this to Daft Punk, but it's A Touch Of Class.


  6. Marilyn says:

    You are funny with the Hair rant! I'm totally with you on that sentiment.

    Thanks for the remixes!

  7. Kristi says:

    This is literally my favorite remix of all time! I never get tired of it, so you are not at all alone on this one!

  8. raul says:

    here the complete mastering acetates mixes of who is it,many of these mixes were never released hope you like them,i love the billie jean mixes,and love so much the moby mix of beat it

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/mtz2gozz3hm/Who Is It (7'' Alternative Mix).mp3

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/0eulnnjzniw/Who Is It (7'' Edit With Intro).mp3

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/jhz1njolzrh/Who Is It (Brothers In Rhythm 12'' Mix).mp3

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/mwy3t5t2ljy/Who Is It (Brothers In Rhythm A Cappella).mp3

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/ojnqxntliid/Who Is It (Brothers In Rhythm Brotherly Dub #1).mp3

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/dn3ggfgzjit/Who Is It (Brothers In Rhythm Brotherly Dub #2).mp3

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/woyyya1z3wy/Who Is It (Brothers In Rhythm Brothers Cool Dub).mp3

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/gzcmmmzmmmq/Who Is It (Brothers In Rhythm Cool Beats).mp3

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/2mrnoiqiyoh/Who Is It (Brothers In Rhythm Cool Dub).mp3

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/nnyhzilzyyo/Who Is It (Brothers In Rhythm Global Anthem Mix).mp3

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/evvzjvk2iju/Who Is It (Brothers In Rhythm House 12'' Edit).mp3

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/tdetymmkmjm/Who Is It (Brothers In Rhythm House 7'' Edit).mp3

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/rtmyndzdzhy/Who Is It (Brothers In Rhythm House Mix).mp3

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/mwxxmmqmk0n/Who Is It (Brothers In Rhythm New York Radio Edit).mp3

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/yjzo3luzxk3/Who Is It (Brothers In Rhythm Patience Beats).mp3

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/todzzmyn5yd/Who Is It (Brothers In Rhythm Patience Edit).mp3

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/zniqjizxatr/Who Is It (Brothers In Rhythm Patience Remix Edit).mp3

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/23qyzzvqzj0/Who Is It (Brothers In Rhythm Patient Edit).mp3

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/inzymw2qdbb/Who Is It (Brothers In Rhythm Patient Mix).mp3

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/z2nwy4ndjry/Who Is It (Brothers In Rhythm The Most Patient Mix).mp3

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/noj1tx1nemg/Who Is It (IHS Remix).mp3

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/uhunyzzm2j2/Who Is It (Lakeside Anthem).mp3

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/2qmj1kdzzgz/Who Is It (Lakeside Dub 5.54).mp3

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/tji3hgwlgz2/Who Is It (Lakeside Dub 6.39).mp3

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/kmgjz2jzzzi/Who Is It (Moby's Raw Mercy Dub).mp3

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/yuymzmmgjdv/Who Is It (Moby's Universal Remix).mp3

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/mmhhzg2rul1/Who Is It (P Man's Anthem).mp3

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/kyenmkyohwo/Who Is It (P Man's Dub).mp3

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/nmxvrezljj2/Who Is It (P Man's Lonely Anthem Part 1).mp3

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/yogzjgjtn3m/Who Is It (P Man's Lonely Anthem Part 2).mp3

    http://www.mediafire.com/file/mznnwmy2gyi/Who Is It (Tribal Version).mp3

  9. Raul, you win. Email me and I'll give you anything you want.

  10. raul says:

    i didn't doit to win anything,just as a gift,i like you blog i check it weekly,just keep the good posts coming,as for the janet mixes i think i can help you too

  11. -glideascope says:

    One of the best websites I have come across, a great resource!!!

  12. moontroll says:

    Nice post and site — I mixed together several dozen MJ remixes that I have found across the internets over the past month in to a very long MJ mix — so long that I had to break it up in to 3 parts — just so much damn good music!

    I call it "Blame it on the Boogie" and it is available for download or stream at http://soundcloud.com/moontrolling/sets/funkadelika.

    Thanks to all the music bloggers who have uploaded so much amazing MJ material recently!

  13. casper says:

    Many thanks for these mixes – made my collection more or less complete!

  14. i love that remix the moby one is there any other way of getting it?
    its so gooood?

  15. andy says:

    thanks very much for posting the Who Is It mixes…so rare!…i own these two on cd below….


    i've want to hear patient beats for years

    what are the billie jean remixes like. i cant see the link to them

  16. Aaron says:

    Hey Lost Turntable,

    I just left a comment about those five Who is it remixes. If you have them, do you think you could upload them if Raul can't?

    Thank you!!!

  17. Raul has blogs, go ask him at one of his.

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