Skrillex Scoring New Harmony Korine Film
Love him or hate him, Skrillex is one of the rising players in the EDM scene. He has already scored a few Grammys and produced a Korn album, so thinking bigger would be the next logical career step. In this case, it’s not another album, but instead, the dubstep producer/DJ born Sonny Moore is contributing to the soundtrack for Harmony Korine’s upcoming film Spring Breakers.
This past week, film music supervisor Randall Poster discussed Skrillex’s role during a Pitchfork interview. He said: "I'm working on Harmony Korine's movie 'Spring Breakers' now, and Skrillex is doing original music for us."
But, can the dirty bass of dubstep be sustained through a 90-minute endeavor? While confirming the news through Twitter, the DJ mentioned that he’s taking a traditional approach with his soundtrack contributions, writing on Twitter: "it's more or less traditional scoring ... dont expect dance floor bangers! going great ... very different style of production for me!"
Before bringing Skrillex onto the soundtrack, the film music supervisor caught one of the producer’s live shows. In discussing the experience, Poster explained his epiphany: "When I went to see Skrillex at Roseland [Ballroom, in New York] this year, it was dramatic. There were a lot of kids that looked like they were 15 years old. But I loved it — I truly loved it. I think Skrillex is just brilliant. When I walked into that club, I felt like I swallowed the music. It was like 'Alien,' like it went into me."
Other electronic artists have contributed significantly to film soundtracks. While you can say this combination goes back as far as Wendy Carlos scoring A Clockwork Orange, in recent years, Daft Punk contributed to the recent Tron movie and Trent Reznor to the U.S. version of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
Skrillex is not the only music star involved in Spring Breakers. Taking an unusual approach with her career, Selena Gomez is acting in the film, as is former High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens.
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