Michael Jackson – “Wanna Be Where You Are” (J. Period Remix) | New Music

In case you didn’t know (in which case, tut tut), today marks what would have been Michael Jackson‘s 54th birthday. To commemorate the occasion, DJ J. Period, who is best known for his mixtape collborations with the likes of Q-Tip, The Roots and Nas, presents his remix of The King of Pop’s 1972 Got To Be There cut, “Wanna Be Where You Are.”

The refix will appear on Period’s Man or the Music Collection, a series of MJ tributes released in accordance with Spike Lee‘s “BK Loves MJ” events. Unfortunately, this year’s event was cancelled, which means the compilation project has also been postponed until 2013.

Nevertheless, you can still stream the new mix below, and grab the download via J. Period’s Facebook page.

Listen: Michael Jackson – “Wanna Be Where You Are” (J. Period Remix)

[via Okayplayer]