The score for the Oscars’ Best Picture winner Moonlight lifts heavily from the musical makeup of Florida, where the story is set.
Cultural historian Dave Tompkins unpicks the DNA of the score brilliantly in this piece for MTV. One of the styles which appears on the score is chopped and screwed reworks of radio cuts.
Interestingly, composer Nicholas Britell chopped and screwed the first version of the film’s recurring theme to use in it’s final act.
OG Ron C and the Chopstars have taken the style to new heights, presenting Purple Moonlight, a chopped-and-slopped rework of the score.
The tape takes four pieces from the soundtrack, like Aretha Franklin’s One Step Ahead and Goodie Mob’s Cell Therapy, and gives them the distinctive slowed-down remix treatment.
Listen to Purple Moonlight below and relive the moment Moonlight won Best Picture if you haven’t already.
Inspirations for and tracks from the film, that Arcade Fire track is my 💙💙💙 THE CHOPSTARS – 'PURPLE MOONLIGHT ' https://t.co/1K6XrS4AuI
— Barry Jenkins (@BandryBarry) February 25, 2017
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 27, 2017