Exclusive: DJ confirms how Michael Jackson track became duet with Justin Bieber

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Max Methods, the DJ / producer who remixed Michael Jackson’s “Slave To The Rhythm” as a duet with Justin Bieber, has revealed exclusively to me how the track came to be.

“I work with Tricky Stewart. He signed me to his label Red Zone Ent, and had me re-produce the record,” the DJ told me.

“He also had Justin [Bieber] record new vocals. I do not know how it leaked.”

Christopher “Tricky” Stewart is a producer who has worked with some of the heavyweights of the music business, including the likes of Beyonce, Rihanna, Mary J Blige and Britney Spears.

In 2010 Tricky produced a number of songs being considered for release on The Michael Jackson Estate and Sony Music’s posthumous Jackson album, called Michael. “Slave To The Rhythm” was one of those tracks.

The track, as detailed in a previous article, was originally recorded by the King of Pop in 1990. It was one of many tracks, including “Do You Know Where Your Children Are” and “If You Don’t Love Me” – recorded around the same time, that failed to make Jackson’s 1991 Dangerous album.

In response to the leak of the Jackson / Bieber remix, The MJ Online Team, who works for The Michael Jackson Estate, sent out a series of statements to fans via email.

Today, however, they publicly addressed the issue by way of a Twitlonger post from their official Twitter account:

“For those who have been asking about the recently posted recording of “Slave 2 The Rhythm” by Michael and Justin Bieber, this recording was not authorized. We can assure you that the Estate is quite upset about the leak and is doing everything in its power to get the song removed from as many sites and YouTube channels as possible.”

Click here for a comprehensive blow-by-blow on the “Slave To The Rhythm” saga.

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