Wednesday, February 15, 2012

RE:GENERATION - Music Project Screening - Belly Up, Aspen

Music Project

RE:GENERATION MUSIC PROJECT, a documentary film directed by Amir Bar Lev—who made the award-winning documentaries "My Kid Could Paint That" and "The Tillman Story"—set for a unique nationwide, one-night only theatrical release in select citiesand venues Thursday, February 16Encore screenings in select venues to occur Thursday, February 23. RE:GENERATION will be screening at THE CRYSTAL METHOD show Thursday, February 16 at Belly Up in Aspen, CO prior to their performance.

Produced in association with The Grammys, the film looks at the history, songwriting and studio process of different musical genres through the eyes of five of the most influential electronic producers/DJs in music today, whowrite and record a brand new track with a grouping of influential collaborators in that genre. The tag line for the film is“5 DJ’s Turn the Table of the History of Music.” The stories of these five DJs are documented inRE:GENERATION

In the film, current five-time GRAMMY®-nominated artist Skrillex heads into a Los Angeles studio with members of the iconic rock band The Doors to collaborate on a new song, “Breakn’ A Sweat.” Meanwhile, The Crystal Method touched down in Detroit to work with Martha Reeves of The Vandellas and The Funk Brothers on the R&B number “I’m Not Leaving.” Mark Ronson created a southern brew of New Orleans jazz in “A La Modeliste” that boasts a veritable all-star cast of Erykah Badu, Trombone Shorty, Mos Def, Zigaboo Modeliste and Members of The Dap KingsDJ Premier tapped NAS and Boston's very own Berklee Symphony Orchestra for his“Regeneration,” and the documentary culminates in Nashville on the dusty, intergalactic twang of Pretty Lights'"Wayfaring Stranger" featuring vocals from LeAnn Rimes and Dr. Ralph Stanley.

The documentary is making an impact with music fans, having garnered more than 2 million views of the aggregated clips from the film, as well as more than 1 million streams of the tracks in the first six weeks since they launched.

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