FIVE DJs TURN THE TABLES ON THE HISTORY OF MUSIC: Follow DJ Premier, Mark Ronson, Skrillex, Pretty Lights and The Crystal Method as they remix, recreate and re-imagine five traditional styles of music. From the classical perfection of the Berklee Symphony Orchestra to the bayou jams of New Orleans jazz, our five distinctive DJs collaborate with some of today’sbiggest musicians to discover how our musical past is influencing the future.
A catalyst for musical innovation, 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 DJ’s/producers as they re-imagine music collaborating with influential artists from each genre. In the film, DJ Premier, Mark Ronson, The Crystal Method, Pretty Lights and Skrillex use technology to mix musical styles and generations for the creation of five original tracks that are nothing short of magical. RE:GENERATION MUSIC PROJECT will enjoy a unique nationwide theatrical release in select cities and venues on February 16, 2012 followed by an encore presentation on February 23, 2012.
In the film, 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 TheFunk 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.