By: Anand Harsh
There's just no topping the King of Pop. Long after his doctor was locked up, and longer still after the untimely death and odd posthumous rehearsal videos surfaced, MJ still moonwalks into our hearts and those of subsequent generations. Recorded 30 years ago this year, produced by the inimitable Quincy Jones, and thrashed thoroughly with a guitar solo from everybody's favorite dad-rock icon Eddie Van Halen, "Beat It" gets a facelift (seriously, no pun intended) from Ft. Collins producer Language Love
. Treven Crist adds plenty of glitchy polyrhythms to this bootleg, creating a reverb-laden echo chamber of snares, synths, and hair spray. Each monstrous section has its own diverse feel. Tie yourself to this track and pull out your switchblade, we bet this remix can go toe-to-toe with any of the remixes of "Thriller" sure to pour down the pipeline this Halloween season.