It's not every day that an electronic #music DJ gets to score a big-budget movie. The last guys who did it were Daft Punk in Disney's Tron Legacy. But now, renowned DJ and producer Steve Aoki has joined the club.
While speaking at the Ultra Music panel in Miami, Aoki revealed that he not only remixed the original theme song of the Ghost in the Shell anime, he actually made the track for one of the scenes in this year's live-action adaptation. He told Ultra:
It's interesting with this remix... It was actually a really interesting process because when you are watching a visual and you are trying to apply and make the music complement what's happening, the action, all the stuff that's happening, then the way you are being creative changes entirely.
Aoki premiered the remix during his set in this year's Ultra Music Festival in Miami.
The live-action adaptation of the worldwide #anime sensation hits theaters March 31st, but you might have already heard Aoki's remix in some trailers.
(Check out Steve Aoki's remix in the trailer below.)
What Other EDM DJs Have Scored Movies?
Daft Punk is one group of electronic #music producers who have scored a film. The French duo scored 2010's Tron: Legacy, but before taking their talents to Disney, the robot DJs scored 2003's anime film Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem, which itself is a visual adaptation of their album Discovery.
Another electronic music duo that has scored a movie are Basement Jaxx. The English duo scored 2011's Attack the Block, which starred John Boyega and was directed by Joe Cornish. The movie is critically acclaimed and considered a cult classic, with much praise given to the film's score.
Moreover, dubstep producer Skrillex is another DJ that has scored a film: Harmony Korine's Spring Breakers. The movie stars Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens and James Franco and is considered by many critics to be one of 2013's best films.
The list of electronic music producers taking their talents to film is short, but with Steve Aoki scoring a scene in Ghost in the Shell now there's more reasons for us to go to the theater on March 31st.
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[Source: Ultra Music Festival, Metacritic]