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Remaining members of The Doors recording with Skrillex

on October 06, 2011, 6:08pm

re generation first look youtube1 Remaining members of The Doors recording with Skrillex

Skrillex is a dubstep producer, often called the Justin Bieber of his genre (in that he’s hugely popular and has the body of a 17-year-old boy). The Doors are a legendary rock group from the ’60s that made rock music dark and sexy. These two acts have absolutely no reason to ever be mentioned together in the same sentence, yet alone collaborate on music. But that’s just what director Amir Bar Lev (The Pat Tillman Story, My Child Can Paint That) did for his new film, RE:GENERATION.

The film features five popular DJs/producers working with artists from five different genres to create music and muse on crossing sonic borders and the true universality of being a musician. Other acts featured include Pretty Lights working with Leann Rimes and Ralph Stanley, Nas and the Berklee School of Music Orchestra hitting the booth with DJ Premier, The Crystal Method recording with Martha Reeves, and Mark Ronson, and Erykah Badu and members of the Dap Kings and Trombone Shorty collaborating on a jazz number.

As for Skrillex teaming up with the surviving members of The Doors, keyboardist Ray Manzarek was gushing over his work with the former From First to Last frontman. “[Sonny] plays his beat, all he had to do was play the one thing. I listened to it and I said, ‘Holy shit, that’s strong,’” Manzarek told Rolling Stone. “Basically, it’s a variation on ‘Milestones,’ by Miles Davis, and if I do say so myself, sounds fucking great, hot as hell. I like to say this is the first new Doors track of the 21st century.” For a taste of what that means (other than causing Morrison to spin in his grave), check out the RE:GENERATION trailer below.

The film is scheduled to debut in early 2012 as part of Grammy Week. Stay tuned for more news and announcements as they’re made.

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Sam
February 16, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Why can’t you just let people have the music they like without trashing on it. If it isn’t your cup of tea, then don’t listen to it. If you got your ass leveled at a “BRO-STEP” aka Dubstep show, then don’t be such a pansy. Left some weights or stay out of the mosh pit. But stop painting the genre with a broad stroke, just because you don’t like it doesn’t mean you are the voice for everyone that will ever hear, listen, appreciate Dubstep. I can’t really see someone listening to say, Gemini, a dubstep producer, and saying “I see no reason why anyone would like this.” Skrillex is at the head of this genre due to exposure, but their are several producers that are equally talented, and yes, some people enjoy listening to this music grandpa (i strictly mean that in mindset, not age or kin).

rational thinker
October 13, 2011 at 5:10 pm

Another example of an online publication giving Skrillex publicity and even more convincing young ignorant kids that this guy is talented. This guys is a scene jumping, trend spotting fool with literally not one fiber of originality. Anyone that can operate a computer can make dubstep. Yet I keep reading about this guy. Lets do the world a favor and put an end to BRO-step and quit talking about this fucking genre and even better, quit talking about Skrillex. Stupid name, stupid genre, stupid look, stupid everything. If i hear one more kid talk about Skrillex and dubstep I will strangle them. Save the children, kill dubstep.  

R.U. Serious
October 11, 2011 at 3:29 am

This is kinda of weird and a bit amateur considering a band in the live electronic music already put out a movie produced by Anonymous Content called Re:Generation in 2010.  You would think that some of the names that are associated with this media stunt, ie. The Grammys, would have maybe used some discretion and done their homework with a simple google search. Skrillex, Pretty Lights …. dubstep = LAME.

F.J. Güiraldes
October 7, 2011 at 12:00 am

Skrillex doesn’t even know how to spell dubstep.

whoreshack
October 6, 2011 at 11:21 pm

Movie looks cool.  Skrillex sucks.

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