Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Re:Generation Music Project (Amir Ben-Lev, 2012)

I never know where to stand on DJs, so I was glad to watch Re:Generation Music Project, an effort to prove the artistic validity of this sort of music. I loved watching each DJ pore through his assigned genre, some of them coming to appreciate that which they had previously ignored (I'm especially thinking of Pretty Lights initially disdaining country then growing to truly admire it). There are some irritations, chiefly in the form of that insufferable know-it-all Mark Ronson, but overall I came away with a new respect for what these people do. DJ Premier's work with classical music in particular is one of the most entertaining, inspiring things I've seen this year.

My full review of Re:Generation Music Project is up now at Spectrum Culture.

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