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New documentary sparks Skrillex and The Doors collaboration

By | Published on Monday 10 October 2011


Dubstep’s poster-child Skrillex has teamed up with the remaining members of The Doors for a new documentary entitled ‘RE: GENERATION’.

As well as the Skrillex/Doors partnership, the film will feature other collaborations between artists from opposite sides of the genre spectrum. For example, DJ Premier creating a classical piece with Nas and the Berklee School of Music Orchestra, electronic duo The Crystal Method spending studio time with soul icon Martha Reeves, and Mark Ronson working with Erykah Badu, the Dap Kings and Trombone Shorty on a jazz number.

Says Doors man Ray Manzarek of working with Skrillex, real name Sonny Moore: “[Sonny] plays his beat, all he had to do was play the one thing. I listened to it and I said: ‘Holy shit, that’s strong’. Basically, it’s a variation on ‘Milestones’, by Miles Davis, and if I do say so myself, sounds fucking great, hot as hell”.

I can’t help thinking this project will either be really, really interesting, and full of great moments of communion between diverse acts, or a bit of a disaster. But with the film not due to premiere until Grammy Week of next year, there’s ample time to brace yourself for the finished product, however it may turn out.

Here’s the trailer: