“There is no sound we can’t make. There’s not a beat we can’t create. There’s not an artist we can’t record … now what?”says Scott Kirkland of The Crystal Method. The vision of the electronic producer/DJ is infinite, surmises a new documentary film directed by Amir Bar Lev (My Kid Could Paint That and The Tillman Story).
RE:GENERATION is scheduled to screen across the country on Thursday, Feb. 16. Locally, it lands at the Megaplex 12 at The Gateway. The 7:30 p.m. screening is sold out. However, there will be an encore screening on Thursday, Feb. 23, and tickets are still available.
In RE:GENERATION, five of the genre’s most influential characters step outside of their comfort zones as they write and record a brand-new track with artists of different musical genres.
Skrillex goes rock & roll with members of The Doors on “Breakin’ a Sweat.” The Crystal Method collaborate with Martha Reeves and The Funk Brothers on an R&B tune, “I’m Not Leaving.” Mark Ronson gets steamy down in NOLA with a jazzy number, “A La Modeliste,” (watch a video below) with a lot of all-star help -- Erykah Badu, Trombone Shorty, Mos Def, Zigaboo Modeliste and members of The Dap Kings. DJ Premier merges hip-hop and classical by utilizing NAS and the Boston-based Berklee Symphony Orchestra on “Regeneration.” That, and Pretty Lights' "Wayfaring Stranger,” featuring vocals from LeAnn Rimes and Dr. Ralph Stanley, are the docs’ best tracks..
Mark Ronson, “A La Modeliste”