The Star Wars juggernaut is in full swing as Star Wars: The Force Awakens continues to break records and meet new milestones. A new compilation of Star Wars music has been announced that’s sure to ruffle a few feathers from Star Wars purists — that’s right, Star Wars is getting the EDM (electronic dance music) treatment. Executive produced by Rick Rubin, Star Wars Headspace features original electronic dance music infused with Star Wars sound clips and effects. The album features some of the top EDM acts today including Kaskade, Röyksopp, and Galantis.
The album opens with “C-3P0’s Plight” by Kaskade; the track pulsates and builds into a soundscape, iconic Star Wars samples like blaster fire and Wookiee roars enveloping the listener, while C-3P0 laments…“How typical.” It captures the humor of Star Wars, the melodrama of C-3PO, and is a kinetic, dynamic production that sets the stage for what follows.
The Star Wars Headspace track list includes:
- “C-3P0’s Plight” – Kaskade
- “Help Me!” – GTA
- “Force” – TroyBoi
- “Cantina Boys” – Baauer
- “Jabba Flow: Rick Rubin Re-Work (feat. A-Trak)” – Shag Kava
- “R2 Knows (feat. Barry Drift)” – Claude VonStroke
- “NR-G7” – Rick Rubin
- “Ghomrassen” – Bonobo
- “Bounty Hunters” – Röyksopp
- “Sunset Over Manaan” – ATTLAS
- “R2 Where R U?” – Flying Lotus
- “Druid Caravan of Smoke” – Shlohmo
- “EWOK PUMPP” – Rustie
- “Scruffy-Looking Nerfherder” – Galantis
- “Star Tripper” – Breakbot
A few tracks have been released to give you a taste of what you can expect, check them out below!
Personally, I can’t wait for some “EWOK PUMPP” and “Scruffy-Looking Nerfherder.” Star Wars Headspace is available for pre-order on iTunes and will be available digitally on February 19, with the album hitting retail stores on March 18.
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