Deadmau5‘s debut score is finally here. Polar has been officially released on Netflix, scratching off a major bucket list item for the mau5trap‘s head honcho. Recently, Joel Zimmerman expressed to Forbes his list of nine life-changing moments, and scoring his first film was one of them, marking a music production milestone from one of the most prolific sound engineers in electronic music history.
The entire soundtrack is available on Spotify, and it contains sounds and arrangements familiar to fans of the esteemed producer. From the weight of his analog synth to his steady buildups and anxious melodies, the soundtrack most certainly boasts deadmau5’s signature style. His arrangements have always felt cinematic, so sharing the screen with music video virtuoso Jonas Åkerlund only makes sense.
The “Monophobia” artist recently told Billboard, “It’s a really busy, colorful movie. I just really wanted to wait for the right thing to come up, as opposed to doing some major motion picture thing … the next big Fast and Furious 23 or whatever they’re on.” Stream the Polar soundtrack below.
There are few, if any artists from the electronic music domain that studied at a conservatory, much less can write, orchestrate and conduct a full orchestra. BT is completely unique in the electronic music realm as he does this, well… all the time. This month sees BT return to a musical realm in which he
Listen to it late at night, alone in your apartment, while you’re curled up with the lights off, and try not to get goosebumps; but God forbid, don’t overthink the unsettling chanting monks or how eerily disturbing, crushing and seamless the dissonant work is.
Radiohead frontman, Thom Yorke, has finally released the soundtrack for the remake of Italian film director, Dario Argento’s 1977 cult horror classic Suspiria. It’s an exasperating, all-consuming body of work. From the glowing piano ballads of “Suspirium,” to songs that would have fit in nicely against The Moon Shaped Pool backdrop, to the vintage Yorke circa The Eraser, seen on tracks like “A Green Light,” Yorke’s experimental inclinations are all in attendance. It’s an amorphous body of work that both soothes and spooks in its perpetual ebbs and flows. What more could a listener want in a horror soundtrack?
The Suspiria soundtrack is out now via XL. Suspiria is in theaters everywhere November 2.
After his appearance on RL Grime‘s No. 1 album, NOVA, Miguel taps Mark Ronson and Hudson Mohawke to co-produce a new single, “Vote,” for the new movie Crazy Rich Asians, now in theaters. Ronson, 2016’s Grammy Award-winner for Record of the Year with “Uptown Funk,” adds his signature groove and crisp live instrumentation to the upbeat soundtrack contribution giving Miguel the groundwork to ride catchy versework and glide across the hooks. You can hear Hudson Mohawke’s pronounced low-end rumblings — a stark contrast to the troll piece the Scottish producer recently made for Sacha Baron Cohen.
Filmed by Jon M. Chu based off the critically-acclaimed Kevin Kwan book of the same name, the movie looks to break down barriers and address Asian representation in Hollywood by giving roles that aren’t typically given to Asians in American films. The soundtrack looks to do the same as “Vote” is one of only three english songs on the 14-track soundtrack. Dive into the tracklist below.
Tracklist for Crazy Rich Asians Soundtrack:
1. Waiting For Your Return – Jasmine Chen
2. Money (That’s What I Want) – Cheryl K
3. Wo Yao Ni De Ai (I Want Your Love – I Want You To Be My Baby) – Grace Chang
4. My New Swag – VAVA feat. Ty and Nina Wang
5. Give Me A Kiss – Jasmine Chen
6. Ren Sheng Jiu Shi Xi – Yao Lee
7. Ni Dong Bu Dong (Do You Understand) – Lilan Chen
8. Wo Yao Fei Shang Qing Tian – Grace Chang
9. Material Girl (200 Du) – Sally Yeh
10. Can’t Help Falling In Love – Kina Grannis
11. Wo Yao Ni De Ai (I Want Your Love – I Want You To Be My Baby) – Jasmine Chen
12. Yellow – Katherine Ho
13. Vote – Miguel
14. Money (That’s What I Want) – Cheryl K feat. Awkwafina
The Godfather of Disco is back, though this time Giorgio Moroder has surfaced with a much darker, dramatic offering than his Grammy-winning contributions to Daft Punk‘s 2014 comeback LP Random Access Memories. The “Good For Me” producer’s newest delivery marks his return to scoring film and television after nearly 40 years, with “Moyocoyotzin,” from the new soundtrack to USA’s Queen Of The South. Moroder, who is already an Academy Award winner for his work on 1978’s Midnight Express, along with credentials on 80’s flicks like Scarface and Cat People, lends his talents to the crime drama, joining with producer Raney Shockne on his latest.
“Moyocoyotzin” isn’t the first collaboration between Shockne and Moroder. The pair first linked up in 2016 on the soundtrack for Disney’s Tron RUN/r video game. Now they’re back together, proctoring an alluring, cinematic new electro composition. Leaning on dark, ominous sonics, wrapped in retro-synth appeal, Giorgio Moroder’s latest invokes a distinctly eerie aesthetic that sounds like it belongs in an episode of Stranger Things. Maybe a S U R V I V E collaboration is in order next?
From DJing with Slum Village back in the day, to playing congas, to rocking the MPC and making some of the most soulful house around, Dez Andrés is one of the finest that Detroit has to offer. Andrés had a jam-packed Movement weekend filled with afterparty appearances, contributions to Shigeto‘s set, and even his own set at the Stargate stage with a live band featuring a who’s who of musicians such as the likes of Ian Fink (Scott Grooves’ keyboard player). His timeless classic “New For U” sounded so fresh with live instrumentation as it wafted over Hart Plaza.
2) Psychedelic Research Lab – Keep On Climbing
Eris Drew was one of the most anticipated performances of the weekend and she definitely delivered on the hype. Playing a moody, tension-filled set at RA’s Underground Stage before Helena Hauff, the smartbar affiliate ripped through her wax-filled set with poise and passion. Building deep grooves and maintaining the crowd’s attention, this classic rave track from Scott Richmond and John Selway, together as Pyschedelic Research Lab, was a highlight, sounding fresh as ever. Perfect timing to drop the track too, as Kim Ann Foxman’s Firehouse label is re-releasing it with a set of remixes from Deetron and herself.
3) Floorplan – Let The Church
Whenever Carl Craig takes the stage at Movement, it’s must-see entertainment. The Planet E don commands a crowd so well, especially in Detroit, and started off his set on the mic preaching Detroit Love. As his set progressed into thicker and more energetic cuts, this one from fellow Detroit-er Robert Hood and his daughter under their Floorplan moniker made a huge impact on the crowd. Hammerings drums gave way to a tweaked-up gospel vocal for pure techno madness and a big reaction.
4) Paul Nazca – Memory
Laurent Garnier hardly ever makes an appearance stateside, which made the legend’s Sunday closing slot at Movement extra special. As his two-hour set reached its peak, he dropped a monstrous record which he and Sven Väth have supported heavily throughout the past couple years: “Memory,” by Paul Nazca. The song’s classic edge and cunning central hook whipped the audience into a frenzy with each post-break, and felt like the perfect selection for the moment.
5) Jeff Mills – The Bells
One simply cannot do Movement, or celebrate Detroit techno in general, without the ever-iconic Jeff Mills single, “The Bells.” Its synth stabs and clanging melody that embedded itself deep into electronica’s psyche so many years ago could be heard throughout several sets during the festival — from the Underground to the Stargate stage — and each play sparked joyous looks of recognition and subsequent madness. It’s pure, raw techno that defines the genre itself, which is why the single remains fresh and widely rinsed today. To top off the festivities, techno founding father Juan Atkins also paid homage to his colleague by kicking his set into high gear with the classic.
6) Prince – Head (Hazmat Live cover)
Taking place at Detroit’s fabled TV Lounge, Soul Clap‘s annual House of Efunk party is really a can’t miss — the lineup is always packed with a diverse set of heavy hitters, the vibe is so fun and jovial, and the curation of set times between the outside patio, side alley, and indoor club is just perfect. When the magic hour came and the sun started to rise, Detroit’s own Hazmat Live took the reins with a seriously impressive live house set, filled with drum machines, samplers, analog keyboards and vocoder talk box vocals. The diversity in his live set was fantastic, as he peppered in his own take on classics such as The O’Jays “I Love Music” and Prince’s “I Wanna Be Your Lover”. Keeping the purple theme going, his dubbed out version of “Head” was blissful at whatever morning hour it was (we forget, ha).
7) Aretha Franklin – Never Grow Old
The newly re-positioned Pyramid Stage was a highlight for many during Movement weekend, and with due reason. Looking out on the Detroit River and Windsor, Ontario, the Pyramid Stage was not only arguably the most scenic of the stages, but also packed a serious punch with it’s lineup. Radio Slave was a name we were super excited for, and he delivered a diverse heavy-hitting and funky set that got the final day festers pumping and moving. Dropping unexpected bombs such as Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s Relax, Radio Slave also paid a cheeky homage to Detroit’s Robert Hood, breaking down his set to go into the velvet-y vocals of Aretha Franklin’s “Never Grow Old” which Hood famously sampled on his techno version of the track with the same name. The angelic vocals were uplifting right when the crowd needed them, and then was followed up with Hood’s banger “Baby, Baby”, a perfect tip of the cap to one of Detroit’s legends.
8) Wu-Tang Clan – C.R.E.A.M
Wu-Tang Clan were one of the most sought-after, and unifying forces of Movement; no matter one’s musical preference, attendees flooded the main stage en masse for this legendary reunion. They celebrated their 25th birthday as a group at the festival as well, to add to the fervor. Naturally, they couldn’t go without performing some of their most well-known classics to their packed and adoring crowd. “C.R.E.A.M” was one such single that they pulled out of their archives, which proceeded to be met with supreme hype from viewers.
9) Regal – L’Éternité (Charlotte de Witte Remix)
Many are in agreement that Charlotte de Witte destroyed the Underground stage during her sub-closing set on Monday. In addition to earth-shaking techno she unearthed for the affair, the rising Belgian talent also threw in a few of her favored productions as well. One of these was her sultry remix to Regal’s “L’Éternité,” which was strategically placed within her mix to up the momentum. The original’s French vocals captivated the sweaty onlookers, while thunderous kicks anchored feet to the ground.
10) Maceo Plex & Maars – Mutant DX
Maceo Plex and his wife Christine Maars of the Odd Parents are electronic royalty, and thus a collaboration between the two is bound to be brilliant. Their recently-premiered “Mutant DX” shows off all their chemistry as producers and as lifetime collaborators, and serves as a nice, grooving tune that’s raunchy enough to rock a festival dancefloor as hard as a club. When Maceo played it during his set closing the Pyramid stage on Day 1, madness ensued as gazes remained transfixed on the hollow synth pangs flowing out of the speakers.
Summer blockbuster season is upon us, and with the recent success of Marvel’s Black Panter and Avengers: Infinity War, superhero fever is in right now and expectations are high for Deadpool 2 landing later this month. Hype for the film may however peak with the release of the official soundtrack which features cuts from Skrillex, Diplo, and Run The Jewels for some presumably wild action sequences in the follow up to the highest grossing R-rated film of all time.
Better yet, the rest of the soundtrack includes choice slappers from Celine Dion, Dolly Parton, Cher, Pat Benatar and a-ha’s seminal “Take On Me” — probably for more wild action scenes featuring Ryan Reynolds’ zinger-strapped anti hero. Deadpool 2 hits theaters May 18. Stream the official soundtrack here:
With Deadpool 2 just weeks away, what better way to celebrate the forthcoming movie than listening to the Deadpool 2 soundtrack before its official release? Ryan Reynolds will return once again as the wisecracking mercenary to battle evil and other bad guys. The Deadpool 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will officially be released on May
Even though the Pacific Rim Uprising soundtrack will drop later this month, few details have been known so far about Pacific Rim 2. The score comes from Lorne Balfe with assistance from Ramin Djawadi, DJ Shadwo, and Run The Jewels. Here’s the tracklist for the official Pacific Rim Uprising soundtrack so far below. Pacific Rim
A couple of weeks back, ‘A Wrinkle In Time’s’ director, Ava Duvernay tweeted that Sade would be making her return for a song for the official soundtrack. Yesterday, the song’s producer NO I.D. shared the song titled “Flower of the Universe” on Twitter. No I.D. writes “A legend. Sade, it was an honor. #wrinkleintime.” Update: