A new remix of Michael Jackson’s 1987 song “Bad” was first released on August 14th, 2012 as an iTunes and Amazon digital single promoting ‘Bad25’. It features a collaboration between Pitbull and Dutch DJ Afrojack, and is titled “Bad (Afrojack Remix) [feat. Pitbull] [DJ Buddha Edit] – Single”. The song also appears on the ‘Bad25’ album.
Afrojack: “I turn 25 in September. My mom used to own her own dancing school and she did a lot of choreography to the Michael Jackson songs. I used to be a little bit of a dancer myself, but just for fun. That’s when I first heard of it, through my baby years.”
Afrojack: “The sonic professionalism of the original ‘Bad’ album was just next level….this was the newest of the newest, like crazy stereo effects, on a technical level of engineering and music production.”
“Bad” - written and composed by Michael Jackson.
Michael Jackson: Solo and background vocals
Percussion—How Now Brown Cow
Jimmy Smith: Hammond B3 Midi organ solo
Greg Phillinganes: Synthesizer solo
John Robinson: Drums
Douglas Getschal: Drum programming
David Williams: Guitar
Kim Hutchcroft, Larry Williams: Saxophones
Gary Grant, Jerry Hey: Trumpets
Paulinho Da Costa: Percussion
Christopher Currell: Synclavier keyboards, Digital Guitar, Rubba
John Barnes, Michael Boddicker, Greg Phillinganes: Synthesizers
Rhythm arrangement by Michael Jackson, Christopher Currell and Quincy Jones
Horn arrangement by Jerry Hey
Vocal arrangement by Michael Jackson
Remix produced by Afrojack
Pitbull appears courtesy of Mr. 305/Polo Grounds Music/RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment.
Edit by DJ Buddha
©1987, 2012 MJJ Productions Inc.