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‘Divergent’ Soundtrack Features M83, Snow Patrol, A$AP Rocky, Skrillex, Kendrick Lamar, Ellie Goulding & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 21, 2014 1:30 PM
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Divergent
Got a young adult dystopian sci-fi-ish movie on the way? Chances are, like “Twilight” and “The Hunger Games,” your soundtrack is loaded with hip, up-and-coming indie acts (the music of which probably not actually featured in the movie, but that’s besides the point when you’re talking about synergy and trying to move units).

The 15 Best Film Scores Of 2013

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • December 5, 2013 1:24 PM
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2013: 15 Best Film Scores
Even as frequent soundtrack-listeners, it's only at the end of the year when we come to take stock of the various scores that have passed through our ear canals over the previous twelve months that it's possible to get a measure of the state of composition for film. Which is to say that, having spent the last few days relistening to some of the major scores of 2013, it's been a fantastic year.

Listen: Songs By Skrillex & Cliff Martinez From 'Spring Breakers' Plus Stream The Entire Soundtrack

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 9, 2013 1:28 PM
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You can practically feel it, winter is nearing an end and spring is just around the corner. This weekend clocks jump forward, the weather is getting warmer and the snow is beginning to give way to pavement. But Harmony Korine and co. aren't waiting for Mother Nature to play nice. In a couple of weeks the babe and bikini-filled "Spring Breakers" will come crashing into theaters, and now you can get a bit of an aural preview.

New Pics & International Poster For 'Wreck-It-Ralph'; Skrillex To Cameo In The Animated Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 26, 2012 12:41 PM
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Remember the days of pumping quarters into an arcade machine, or even blowing dust off a cartridge to get it to work? Those of us of a certain age certainly do, which is what makes the prospect of the otherwise forward looking "Wreck-It-Ralph" also seem positively quaint. Combining nostalgia for video games with a pretty clever concept, the upcoming Disney movie looks to be something that will hopefully raise the bar a bit from the standard family movie sphere.

New Image From Disney's 'Wreck-It Ralph'; Skrillex Contributing Music To The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 13, 2012 10:21 AM
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In case it wasn't fully apparent, electronic musicians have quickly been accepted as music composers for film. With Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross already winning Oscars, and with acts like Daft Punk, Chemical Brothers and M83 taking on film composition gigs, it seems both directors and studios are more than willing to take a slight risk with non-traditional scores. And the reward is music that has been, for the most part, refreshingly different and unique, and now Disney is getting in on the act.

Skrillex Is Writing Music For Harmony Korine's 'Spring Breakers,' Randall Poster Doing Music Supervision

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 27, 2012 10:20 PM
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If you're asking "What's a Skrillex?" chances are you're not in high school. If you haven't heard his music -- yes, he's an electronic musician -- you might recognize his face or perhaps his mad sweep of hair that flops over the shaved side of his head. Either way, the guy won three Grammys last year and is on every kid's iPhone or Android or whatever they carry around these days. And now he's making the leap to scoring movies, and it's on a project that's already pretty far out there.

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