The reissue of Jackson's titanic Thriller a few years ago contained remixes assisted by that era's pop titans (they're pretty awful; thanks, will.i.am), and this time out, two of the tracks on Bad 25 are EDM remixes of already-existent Jackson tunes. Afrojack, the Dutch producer who assembled "Give Me Everything," takes on the Quincy Jones–produced title track. The manic remix adds synth blasts and brags by Pitbull while turning down the anxious bassline and making the horns brassier; it eventually culminates in a "drop," that point in the song that suggests absolute pandemonium. Jackson's instantly recognizable voice gets lost in the mix at times—a somewhat improbable outcome that might even warrant usage of the song's title to describe how it made me feel.

Giving pop everything: Ne-Yo
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Giving pop everything: Ne-Yo

mjohnston@villagevoice.com

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