Architect Federico Babina combines music and architecture in ARCHIMUSIC, a collection of musicians transformed into abstract buildings. Would you live in an apartment shaped like Miles Davis or work in a complex in the style of Michael Jackson? If the answer to either of those questions is “hell yes”, you might like the design ideas posed by architect and illustrator Federico Babina. In his collection…

There’s no escape from accusations of copyright infringement, even for one of the most gifted musicians the world has ever. Here’s a 3-hour cut of Michael Jackson’s 1993 deposition held in Mexico, centred around supposed plagiarism of “The Girl Is Mine”, “Thriller” and “We Are the World”. This might be a heavy watch but for MJ fans or general music fans wanting a glimpse into…

It’s Michael Jackson’s birthday today and to celebrate, we’re giving some shine to Tall Black Guy’s 2010 Michael Jackson remix album. Yes, this joint is four years old now but I just gave it another listen on my iPod and it blew me away. Tall Black Guy dismantled and reengineered all of his favourite MJ classics and put them together in one album. If that…

Jackson 5’s Buttercup, a Stevie Wonder-produced track from their I Want You Back! Unreleased Masters compilation, is our Song For Sunday. I’ll level with you – I JUST heard this today (which is terrible considering how much of a Michael Jackson fan I am) and it blew me away. Recorded in 1973 during the Jackson 5’s Dancing Machine recording sessions, Buttercup is a gorgeous ballad about…

Remember the time… Michael Jackson visited Isao Tomita in Japan during his Bad tour and got wasted on sake? Nah, me neither. It would have been Michael Jackson’s 56th birthday this year, it’s already 5 years since his passing in June and yet there is still so much we don’t know about the King of Pop or we’ve forgotten because the media have forwarded their…

Outtakes from the famous 1993 Oprah Winfrey interview with Michael Jackson were leaked a few months ago. Here are parts 1 and 3. Today marks 5 years since Michael Jackson passed away and despite Sony’s movements through his music vault, we still miss his presence. We’re fortunate for moments when unseen footage finds its way into the public domain – legally or otherwise – and…

The Jacksons’ Victory Tour performance in Toronto in 1984 is our Throwback Thursday. It’s the 30th anniversary of The Jacksons’ Victory Tour, the final tour for the group before Michael officially left. The Victory Tour was marred by a number of controversies, including a ticket-lottery system that failed, tension between Michael and his brothers and financial disasters for one of the promoters and his father….

Legendary turntablist and Beat Junkies member J Rocc combines two music icons – J Dilla and Michael Jackson – to form “Dil Jackson” and releases a couple of mashups on Soundcloud. It’s the kind of unofficial fantasy collaboration everyone wanted and it took J Rocc to put it all together. As part of J Dilla Month, the Beat Junkies deejay threw together a couple of…

Today marks 30 years since the video for Michael Jackson’s Thriller debuted. We couldn’t let a landmark date like this go, despite the fact Michael Jackson has dominated our Throwback Thursdays for the past few weeks. Today is the 30th anniversary of the video debut of Michael Jackson’s Thriller, arguably the most famous music video of all time and regarded as one of, if not…