Production Jedi Rick Rubin Has Enlisted Flying Lotus and Others for “Star Wars Headspace” Sample Album

You can hear four of the tracks now.

In what appears to be an unprecedented, non–cat sounds based remix project, a new release known as Star Wars Headspace is on its way out, featuring music created out of the sounds—but not the score—of the Star Wars universe. Rick Rubin, who is also attached as as a producer on Kanye West’s Waves (or whatever the hell Ye ends up naming it), is the executive producer, and has contributed music of his own alongside acts such as Flying Lotus, Baauer, Bonobo, and Shlohmo.

This is just the latest in the stampede of new Star Wars–related products and events that have surrounded Episode VII: The Force Awakens, though it’s safe to say that this is the most untraditional tie-in product. If you’re wondering what the music actually sounds like, four of the tracks (and a FlyLo interview) have just been shared by Zane Lowe on his Apple Music radio show, which you can listen to below.

Star Wars Headspace tracklisting

Star Wars Headspace-2016-Cover1. Kaskade – “C-3P0’s Plight”
2. GTA – “Help Me!”
3. TroyBoi – “Force”
4. Baauer – “Cantina Boys”
5. Shag Kava – “Jabba Flow-Rick Rubin Re-Work” [ft. A-Trak]
6. Claude VonStroke – “R2 Knows” [ft. Barry Drift]
7. Rick Rubin – “NR-G7”
8. Bonobo – “Ghomrassen”
9. Röyksopp – “Bounty Hunters”
10. Attlas – “Sunset Over Manaan”
11. Flying Lotus – “R2 Where R U?”
12. Shlohmo – “Druid Caravan of Smoke”
13. Rustie – “EWOK PUMPP”
14. Galantis – “Scruffy-Looking Nerfherder”
15. Breakbot – “Star Tripper”

Star Wars Headspace is out digitally February 19 and in stores March 18.


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