StarWars.com has announced Star Wars Headspace – a Rick Rubin produced compilation of original electronic dance music.
Star Wars Headspace is a new compilation of original electronic dance music, infused with Star Wars sound clips and effects, and with track titles like ‘Ewok Pumpp’.
Before you can say, “I’ve got a bad feeling about this…”, here’s what StarWars.com has to say about the new compilation:
In addition to contributions from GTA, Flying Lotus, and others, Star Wars Headspace features an original production by Rick Rubin: “NR-G7,” complete with a driving beat, R2-D2 bleeps, and much more.
Also included is a remix of J.J. Abrams’ and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s fan-favorite “Jabba Flow” from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, called “Jabba Flow: Rick Rubin Re-Work (feat. A-Trak).”
This version transforms the song into something completely different — a true house track — and is a must-hear for Star Wars and dance music fans alike. Check out the full track listing for Star Wars Headspace below.
Here’s a preview – Rick Rubin’s NR-G7:
Listen to “Exclusive Premiere: Rick Rubin – “NR-G7″” posted by Zane Lowe on Apple Music.
Can Star Wars EDM possibly beat the ‘switched on’ or disco takes on Star Wars from the 70’s? You make the call:
Star Wars Headspace is coming February 19 to all digital outlets and March 18 to retail stores, and is available for preorder via iTunes.
1. C-3P0’s Plight Kaskade
2. Help Me! GTA
3. Force TroyBoi
4. Cantina Boys Baauer
5. Jabba Flow: Rick Rubin Re-Work (feat. A-Trak) Shag Kava
6. R2 Knows (feat. Barry Drift) Claude VonStroke
7. NR-G7 Rick Rubin
8. Ghomrassen Bonobo
9. Bounty Hunters Röyksopp
10. Sunset Over Manaan ATTLAS
11. R2 Where R U? Flying Lotus
12. Druid Caravan of Smoke Shlohmo
13. EWOK PUMPP Rustie
14. Scruffy-Looking Nerfherder Galantis
15. Star Tripper Breakbot
12 thoughts on “This Is The Star Wars EDM Album You Probably Didn’t Know You Needed To Hear Before You Die”
I’m not too bent out of shape about it, but calling this EDM feels a little like troll bait. Most of these artists would not really be identified as EDM, at least not in the “we are your friends” flavor I think of it as.
mde – everybody’s got their own take on genres; the headline, though, reflects what StarWars.com said in their announcement.
You mean when you hear the name Rick Rubin, EDM isn’t the first thing that pops into your head? /s
So it’s not obnoxious big room house for tweens, good?
In my opinion the album “FAR FAR AWAY” ( collaboration by Jeesh, P.SUS, Pogo, and Dainumo) is by far the best electronic music compilation inspired in STAR WARS in the last decade, I recommend it to you all. Its amazing and show amazing taste in use of samples and synths.
Thanks for the pointer. Far far away is really nice!
Sorry, I don’t like war and I’m dead already ……
Probably about as inspired as the new film.
Wouldn’t mind hearing the Röyksopp track, I guess. *shrug
it might be good
You can listen to 3 tracks on Soundcloud.
The FlyLo track is great (but allegedly just previously released material)
The Baauer Track is overcompressed trap with a Tie Fighter? Sample that sounds like an Elephant.
The Rick Rubin track is a strange Techno track that sounds tacky when its techno, just to morph into “trap” and go back into … I dont know…mediocre house?
But there are nice artists on the list:
Could be nice…
I love this. I dunno if I’ll love the music (though I dug the Rick Rubin sample) but I love that they’re doing it. Yes, it’s absolutely a head nod to the disco takes of the Star Wars theme music back in the day. Disco was the popular much-maligned dance music when the first one came out and so EDM is the obvious genre to do it in today.
PS. I have that “Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk” on vinyl and my 8 year old and I dance to it pretty regularly.