Skrillex & Daft Punk Are Getting Their Tracks Remade Into Classical Music

Written by Zanda Wilson on 27th June, 2016

Skrillex & Daft Punk Are Getting Their Tracks Remade Into Classical Music

In a movement that seems to be gathering some serious momentum worldwide, a heap of EDM artists will have their music re-birthed into classical pieces at Sweden’s Bråvalla Festival next month.

Following on from the Sydney Youth Orchestra’s revamp of Da Rude’s Sandstorm at Vivid earlier this month – classical composer Hans Ek will debut his latest project set to feature the work of Skrillex, Daft Punk, Swedish House Mafia, Nina Kraviz and Deadmau5.

The project is titled Dance Music Symphony and will feature 17 tracks performed by the 85-piece Norrköping Orchestra.

“I listened through a vast amount of dance classics and new hits,” said Ek in a statement. “From a palette of the greatest music I selected songs perfectly suite to a symphonic ‘remix.’ For example, Massive Attack’s ‘Unfinished Sympathy’ already had a strong orchestral presence, and Daft Punk’s ‘Aerodynamic’ had elements of Vivaldi and Prokofiev.”

Check out the full track list below:

1 Swedish House Mafia: Greyhound
2 Ten Walls: Walking with Elephants
3 Massive Attack: Unfinished Sympathy
4 The Knife: Silent Shout
5 Faithless: Insomnia
6 The Chemical Brothers: Galvanize
7 Ellen Allien & Apparat: Retina
8 Skrillex: First of the Year (Equinox)
9 Nina Kraviz: Walking in the Night
10 Aphex Twin: #3
11 Deadmau5: Strobe
12 Martin Garrix: Animals
13 Calvin Harris, Alesso, Hurts: Under Control
14 Avicii: Levels
15 Underworld: Born Slippy (Nuxx)
16 Energy 52: Cafe Del Mar
17 Daft Punk: Aerodynamic

Listen: Massive Attack – Unfinished Symphony

Listen: Daft Punk – Aerodynamic


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