RE:Generation Documentary Feature Film
RE:Generation Documentary Feature Film (2011)
(For Badu: Contributor for the 2011 award-winning, feature documentary: RE:Generation, where I oversaw the artist booking, image & music licensing, project management for the Erykah Badu / Mark Ronson collaboration entitled A La Modeliste. I executed the publicity management for Erykah Badu at The GRAMMYs® and the David Letterman appearance. Travelled to the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity where Erykah Badu / Mark Ronson performed at Microsoft’s party on the beach.)
FUN FACT: A La Modeliste. “Your mama dont wear no draws, uh, We was there when she took em off, uh, It was me Charlene and Paul. Put a good foot down and stirred it up, uh”. I spent countless nights in the studio with Erykah Badu. Sometimes, I made it into the song.
The RE:GENERATION MUSIC PROJECT examines the history of different music through the eyes of five of the most influential electronic producer/DJ’s in music today. For the project, Mark Ronson, DJ Premier, The Crystal Method, Pretty Lights and Skrillex each take a specific musical style and explore it by writing and recording a brand new track with a grouping of influential collaborators in that genre. The entire experience comes to life in the RE:GENERATION feature documentary directed by award-winning documentarian Amir Bar-Lev (“MY KID COULD PAINT THAT,” “THE TILLMAN STORY”). RE:GENERATION will enjoy a unique nationwide, one-night only theatrical release in select cities and venues on February 16, 2012, with encore screenings to be scheduled for February 23. For ticket and theater information log on to www.regenerationmusicproject.com or www.facebook.com/regenerationmusicproject.
In the film, current five-time GRAMMY®-nominated artist Skrillex heads into a Los Angeles studio with members of the iconic rock band The Doors to collaborate on a new song, “Breakn’ A Sweat.” Meanwhile, The Crystal Method touched down in Detroit to work with Martha Reeves of The Vandellas and The Funk Brothers on the R&B number “I’m Not Leaving.” Mark Ronson created a southern brew of New Orleans jazz in “A La Modeliste” that boasts a veritable all-star cast of Erykah Badu, Trombone Shorty, Mos Def, Zigaboo Modeliste and Members of The Dap Kings. DJ Premier tapped NAS and Boston’s very own Berklee Symphony Orchestra for his “Regeneration,” and the documentary culminates in Nashville on the dusty intergalactic twang of Pretty Lights’ “Wayfaring Stranger” featuring vocals from LeAnn Rimes and Dr. Ralph Stanley.