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Rick Rubin curates new Star Wars-inspired compilation featuring Flying Lotus, Röyksopp, more

on February 08, 2016, 1:25pm

Photo by Philip Cosores

Star Wars completely conquered cinema in 2015, with The Force Awakens emerging as the highest-grossing movie in North American history. Now, Disney is looking to assert its dominance in the world of music with Star Wars Headspace, a star-studded compilation of electronic/dance songs created using various sound effects and elements from films old and new.

Curated and produced by renowned master behind the boards Rick Rubin, the 15-track effort features contributions from a host of DJs/producers, including Flying LotusRustie, BaauerRöyksopp, Shlohmo, Kaskade, and more. Rubin himself offers up two songs, one of which is a joint remix with A-Trak of The Force Awakens track “Jabba Flow” by Shag Kava, aka J.J. Abrams and Lin-Manuel Miranda. (No sign of Nigel Godrich, unfortunately.)

Star Wards Headspace is available digitally on February 19th. A physical release follows on March 18th through Hollywood Records/American Recordings.

As a preview, Beats 1’s Zane Lowe has premiered submissions from Rubin (“NR-G7”), FlyLo (“R2 Where R U?”), and Baauer (“Cantina Boys”). Stream all three tracks below.

Star Wars Headspace Tracklist: 
01. Kaskade – “C-3P0’s Plight”
02. GTA – “Help Me!”
03. TroyBoi – “Force”
04. Baauer – “Cantina Boys”
05. Shag Kava – “Jabba Flow: Rick Rubin Re-Work” feat. A-Trak
06. Claude VonStroke – “R2 Knows” feat. Barry Drift
07. Rick Rubin – “NR-G7”
08. Bonobo – “Ghomrassen”
09. Röyksopp – “Bounty Hunters”
10. ATTLAS – “Sunset Over Manaan”
11. Flying Lotus – “R2 Where R U?”
12. Shlohmo – “Druid Caravan of Smoke”
13. Rustie – “EWOK PUMPP”
14. Galantis – “Scruffy-Looking Nerfherder”
15. Breakbot – “Star Tripper”