In this new series, Thomas Hobbs speaks to different musicians about their favourite film scores. Next up is Bobby Krlic, the composer for Midsommar, discusses the atmospheric score for 1979's Alien, exploring its impact on electronic musicians.
"There’s a prevailing sense that a label executive knew pushing the idea Tupac was still alive could be a very lucrative business decision, and that they are gleefully rubbing their hands together right now, watching the monster they’ve created continue to mutate."
"Bobby Vylan (yes, apparently that’s his real surname) barks like DMX on a bad day, a quintessentially British voice capable of shouting “shut up” with the rough edge of Phil Mitchell. Having merged together punk, rap, garage and grime, his group, Bob Vylan, are an angry Frankenstein’s monster."
"The idea of processing pain is so integral to 25-year-old Chicago rapper Jayaire Woods’ music that his songs feel like he’s kneeling in church, taking confession."
In this new series, Thomas Hobbs speaks to different musicians about their favourite film scores. Next up is composer, musician and Cat's Eyes member Rachel Zeffira, who discusses her spiritual connection with Nino Rota and his legendary The Godfather score.
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"When you release rap music built around discovering new sounds, you never really know how it’s going to be received by the public. It could be a disaster, but I like the uncertainty and the excitement of living my life on the edge like that.”
I was interviewed as an expert for this BBC feature looking at how Drake harnessed the power of TikTok for his latest single 'Tootsie Slide'.
"Each episode has a different theme, inspiring dishes such as Gazpacho with a thin layer of bong smoke (a lot yummier than it sounds, promise), a rib-eye steak submerged in garlic butter mixed with the euphoric strain Wedding Cake, and even a carrot gel loaded with THC. In this regard, it’s not a million miles away from The Great British Bake Off, but less about baking and more about getting baked."
"His throaty vocals show the wear and tear of chain-smoking Newports, true, but the delivery of his bars from the very back of his throat sounds gigantic; like a God, clearing both his throat and his conscience."
"Taylor Swift’s Bombalurina cat, who wears shoes for some reason, sprinkles catnip over all of her feline friends, getting them stupidly high."
In this new series, Thomas Hobbs speaks to different musicians about their favourite film scores. Next up is composer Tamar-kali, who discusses the beautiful score of The Double Life of Veronique.
Endless photos of dogs, babies, food and office spaces. “Funny” videos. And endless talk of coronavirus.
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The BBC Three film seeks to unravel theories around the rapper's death, and prompts the question: what do they say about modern America?