Soundtrack To Baz Luhrmann's Netflix Series, 'The Get Down,' An Apple Music Exclusive, August 12th
July 29, 2016 at 12:30 PM (PT)
BAZ LUHRMANN’s label, HOUSE OF IONA, and RCA RECORDS will partner to release "The Get Down: Original Soundtrack From The NETFLIX Original Series," exclusively on APPLE MUSIC, AUGUST 12th. The highly anticipated music-driven drama series, about the rise of hip-hop and punk, as well as the final days of disco in '70's NEW YORK, premieres on NETFLIX the same day. The soundtrack will be available for pre-order on AUGUST 5th.
Executive produced by LUHRMANN and NAS, the soundtrack will feature music by the show’s cast as well as tracks by NAS, MIGUEL, CHRISTINA AGUILERA, ZAYN, MICHAEL KIWANUKA, LEON BRIDGES, JADEN SMITH, RAURY and more. LUHRMANN has enlisted GRAMMY-winning producers/songwriters MALAY and EMILE HAYNIE as collaborators for the soundtrack, plus contributions from ELLIOTT WHEELER, GRANDMASTER FLASH and NILE RODGERS. Additional artists and full track listing will be announced soon.
Commented LUHRMANN: “This album is an introduction to the many musical genres and styles that can be heard in 'The Get Down,' which is really a story of NEW YORK in the late '70s, an incredibly fertile time of creativity amid chaos. While our production is a musical that embodies many classic hits, we also use contemporary sounds and techniques connecting the dots between then and now. My great privilege is to have associated with such a diverse musical community.”
In advance of the soundtrack’s release, LUHRMANN and series’ supervising producer, NELSON GEORGE, have compiled several playlists that capture the sounds of the late '70s on APPLE MUSIC.
R&B 1977-1979, Night At Les Inferno, Night at Hijos Boricuas, Disco 1977-1979
"The Get Down" is a mythic saga of how NEW YORK at the brink of bankruptcy gave birth to a new art form. Set in 1977, this music-driven drama series chronicles the rise of hip-hop and the last days of disco – told through the lives, music, art and dance of the SOUTH BRONX kids who would change the world forever.
The cast of includes newcomers JUSTICE SMITH, SHAMEIK MOORE, HERIZEN GUARDIOLA, SKYLAN BROOKS, TREMAINE BROWN JR. and YAHYA ABDUL-MATEEN II along with JIMMY SMITS and guest stars JADEN SMITH, MAMOUDOU ATHIE and GIANCARLO ESPOSITO.