Bushwacka on how that Billie Jean remix came together
Written by rhythm86 on June 21, 2023
For anyone that went clubbing in mid to late 2001, Matthew Bushwacka‘s remix of Billie Jean soundtracked many a night out.
Within a few weeks of its release, the cheeky bootleg of the Michael Jackson classic rose from white label status to become one of the biggest tracks of that year and copies of which still command a decent sum on Discogs.
On his Facebook page this week, Bushwacka shared the story of how the mix came together, and it makes for some amusing reading.
As he puts it, “I walked into my mates record shop in Kensington High Street – Carbon Records, and the manager said ‘Hey Matthew – we just got your new record in’. ‘What new record – I havent put anything out?’, I asked.
“There were 200 copies of a one sided yellow label record with ‘Billy Bushwacked’ written on it. I had been bootlegged.”
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