(Originally posted on Blogspot on Sunday, March 20, 2011)
I’m doing a monthly remix, starting right from this point onward. My first official remix release: Michael Jackson’s – Billie Jean. I made this over the summer to coincide with the anniversary of his death, a sort of memorial tribute. I finished 95% of it, before it was temporarily shelved.
I brought it back out recently, to test out my mixing/EQing skills, as well as to start my monthly remixes off.
When making this remix, I wanted to make something a little heavier than the original. I put some overdrive on the vocals, which really gave it some edge when he yells. I designed a few synths for this as well. I’m really proud of the effect breakdown at around 55 seconds in which leads into the bridge.