Crystal Method, DJ Premier, Pretty Lights, Mark Ronson, and Skrillex Movie Premiere
Re:Generation Music Project is a new documentary that examines music's past, present and future, while yielding five revolutionary collaborations in the process.
Directed by award-winning documentarian, Amir Bar-Lev (The Tillman Story, My Kid Could Paint That), the documentary follows five electronic DJs/producers as they re-imagine music by collaborating with influential artists from each genre. In the film, The Crystal Method, DJ Premier, Pretty Lights, Mark Ronson, and Skrillex use technology to mix musical styles and generations for the creation of five original tracks that are nothing short of magical.
In the film, current GRAMMY®-nominated artist Skrillex heads into a Los Angeles studio with members of the iconic rock band The Doors to collaborate on a new song, "Breakn' A Sweat." Meanwhile, The Crystal Method touched down in Detroit to work with Martha Reeves of The Vandellas and The Funk Brothers on the R&B number, "I'm Not Leaving." Mark Ronson created a southern brew of New Orleans jazz in "A La Modeliste" that boasts a veritable all-star cast of Erykah Badu, Trombone Shorty, Mos Def, Zigaboo Modeliste, and members of The Dap Kings. DJ Premier tapped NAS and Boston's very own Berklee Symphony Orchestra for his "Regeneration," and the documentary culminates in Nashville on the dusty intergalactic twang of Pretty Lights' "Wayfaring Stranger" featuring vocals from LeAnn Rimes and Dr. Ralph Stanley.
The documentary is making an impact with music fans, having garnered more than two million views of the aggregated clips from the film, as well as more than one million streams of the tracks in the first six weeks since they launched.
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