Today, we bring you the second single from The Great Gatsby soundtrack, Florence + The Machine‘s “Over The Love,” as witnessed in the most recent trailer for the film. For those of you who may not remember the story from your high school English classes, the song is written from the perspective of Daisy Buchanan (played by Carrey Mulligan in the film), Gatsby’s main source of inspiration and affection. Florence’s boisterous vocals are as powerful as ever here, with the band producing one of its most riveting and gripping melodies to date. If you’re not excited for the movie yet, you should at least be anticipating the Jay-Z produced soundtrack, which will be in stores May 7th, three days before the film hits theaters on May 10th. And if you missed it yesterday, check out the first single, “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)” along with the album sampler.
When it was first announced that Jay-Z would be executive producing the soundtrack for The Great Gatsby, we knew big things were to follow. There’s no way we could have ever expected this though. The tracklist alone was enough to get us salivating, but now we have a real sample with “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got).” Featuring the odd trio of Fergie, Q-Tip and GoonRock, the dance floor ready number effectively merges jazz age sensibilities with modern flare. The song exemplifies what’s already been exhibited in all the previous trailers for the film: the extravagance of the roaring 20′s combined with a contemporary edge meant to appeal to younger audiences in 2013. If you enjoyed your first true taste of the Gatsby soundtrack, make sure to check out the album sampler below, along with the full tracklist after the jump.
As you might already know, M83 was tapped to create the soundtrack for the new Tom Cruise sci-fi flick, Oblivion. He’s previously released its title track (above), but now the entire 17-song collection is available online courtesy of Soundcloud. The OST officially drops on April 9th via Back Lot Music, while the actual film hits theaters on April 19th.
Although I was completely unaware of the upcoming movie They Die By Dawn before this morning, the title track from the soundtrack has certainly piqued my interest. The fittingly theatrical cut features two highly regarded, yet elusive, emcees in Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) and Jay Electronica who help create a vivid musical trailer over a steadily building western-influenced instrumental. They Die By Dawn is set to be released later this year and its cast will include Michael K Williams and Erykah Badu among several other notable names. In the meantime, hop on your horse, grab your musket and turn the volume up.
As the calendar turns over, so do our sights for upcoming events in 2013. The experiences, shows, live performances, breathtaking nights and jaw dropping moments have passed, and a new set is just on the horizon. With the release of Coachella’s line up, we couldn’t help but get overwhelmingly excited. Postal Service? Sigur Ros? Baauer? Dillon Francis? There’s honestly just too many artists to name at this point.
We booked our flights. We booked our house. Our cameras are packed, and our Music Ninja shirts are laundered, pressed and ready for full on desert festival action. Yes, we’re going to make the pilgrimage deep into the California desert for what is set to be one of the most amazing musical weekends ever. We’ll be tweeting, instagraming and facebooking. Make sure to stay tuned.
After experiencing one of the best movies ever created, Inglorious Bastards, it was obvious that another Tarantino revenge story would provide just as much pleasure. Django, a love story that wraps around themes of revenge and justice was accompanied by one of the most modern soundtracks in the last couple of years. However, the main Django theme song is not so recent, originally composed in 1966 by Luis Bacalov. Spanish producer Guts, took the already excellent original and made a slow, easily digesting chill rendition.
No, your eyes are not deceiving you. That title does say James Brownand 2Pac. The two musical legends have collaborated from beyond the grave, creating the title track for the Django Unchained soundtrack. This work is the product of Tupac’s engineer Claudio Cueni, who was able to render a stellar mashup between Brown’s “The Payback” and Shakur’s “Untouchable.” I’m usually not a fan of music created posthumously, and think it’s probably time to stop milking Pac for all his legacy’s worth. However, it’s easy to see that this one is more than your average cut and paste job, and shines ahead of most tracks of its kind.