Written for Kurrent Music
Published September 30th 2017
With Halloween coming around the corner, the Michael Jackson estate and Sony Music couldn’t resist releasing a new album with a scary theme to fit this time of year. Let’s face it, no one could pull off creepy better than Michael Jackson.
“Scream” is a collection of some of Michael’s creepier songs, like “Ghosts”, “Scream”, “Blood on the Dance Floor” and “Dangerous”. In order to make the release more appealing, two DJs were allowed to work their magic on some of the songs. Remixer The White Panda made a mashup of “Blood on the Dance Floor” and “Dangerous” and Steve Aoki made a remix of “Thriller”, which is a dangerous assignment (pun intended), because it’s only Michael’s biggest hit. No pressure…
“Blood on the Dance Floor x Dangerous” is actually a little bit of a mega mix of a bunch of the album’s tracks. It’s fairly true to the sound and feel of Michael Jackson and theme of the album; it captures the essence of Michael as an artist and it’s pleasant to listen to. Though, midway through, I have my doubts about the transition from “Leave Me Alone” to “Blood on the Dance Floor”. I don’t find it as natural as some of the other transitions. However, that’s my only negative.