Ever wondered what it would sound like if DJ Premier and Nas went berserk with the Berklee Symphony Orchestra?
Like a Star Wars battle according to some. A bit tame compared to Nas’ previous takes on Carmina Burana and Beethoven, if you ask me. Nevertheless, it is enjoyable to see Premier direct a whole symphony orchestra.
So anyway, why are they doing this?
On Feb 16th movie-goers can find out when the new documentary Re:Generation is released and five dj:s get to reimagine five traditional styles of music.
So far, I’m really feeling the bayou jam between Mark Ronson, Erykah Badu, Mos Def – ok, sorry… Yasiin Bey (can everyone please stop changing their names) and top drummer Zigaboo Modeliste (of The Meters) in New Orleans.
I was expecting a bit bolder thinking when it comes to genre clashes than classical music and hiphop though. Not only is it the foundation of the whole ‘Save the last dance‘-concept, but also well explored musically.
What daring reinvention would you have liked to have seen instead? And by whom?