by Pietro Truba
Produced in association with The Grammys, the upcoming documentary film RE:GENERATION looks at the history, songwriting and studio process of different musical genres through the eyes of five influential electronic producers/DJs in music today. (For the full list head after the jump.) The film is directed by Amir Bar Lev—who made the award-winning documentaries "My Kid Could Paint That" and "The Tillman Story."
We're working on much more for this story due out February 2012, but until then check out Martha Reeves and The Funk Brothers working with The Crystal Method below. Check out the full lineup of artists, videos and audio of the fully produced songs below.
Below are the five DJ's chosen to "reinvent" tunes, their genre and the collaborators for each.
Mark Ronson — Jazz — “A La Modeliste” (with Erykah Badu, Mos Def, Trombone Shorty, members of the Dap Kings and Zigaboo Modeliste)
DJ Premier — Classical — “Regeneration” (with NAS and the Berklee Symphony Orchestra)
The Crystal Method — R&B — “I’m Not Leaving” (with Martha Reeves of the Vandellas and the Funk Brothers)
Pretty Lights — Country — “Wayfaring Stranger” (with Dr. Ralph Stanley and LeAnn Rimes)Skrillex — Rock — “Breakn’ A Sweat” (with members of The Doors)