The Force is clearly strong with Rick Rubin.
The legendary Grammy Award-winning producer has lent his talents as executive producer and curator to a new Star Wars Headspace compilation, featuring production from top dance music artists paired with sound effects and dialogue drawn from the sci-fi film franchise.
On the star-studded tracklist, Baauer contributes “Cantina Boys,” a rework of the timeless Mos Eisley standard, while Kaskade and Flying Lotus tackle songs inspired by beloved droids C-3PO and R2D2, respectively.
The compilation also features Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams (under his Shag Kava alias) on “Jabba Flow: Rick Rubin Re-Work (feat. A-Trak),” as well as some homegrown Rubin production on “NR-G7.”
Listen to the first three tracks debuted today (Feb. 8) by Zane Lowe:
Baauer – Cantina Boys
Flying Lotus – R2 Where R U?
Rick Rubin – NR-G7
Star Wars Headspace will be available via Hollywood Records/American Recordings on Feb. 19 in online outlets, and on March 18 in stores. Fans can pre-order it here.
Star Wars Headspace Track List:
1. C-3P0’s Plight – Kaskade
2. Help Me! – GTA
3. Force – TroyBoi
4. Cantina Boys – Baauer
5. Jabba Flow: Rick Rubin Re-Work (feat. A-Trak) – Shag Kava
6. R2 Knows (feat. Barry Drift) – Claude VonStroke
7. NR-G7 – Rick Rubin
8. Ghomrassen – Bonobo
9. Bounty Hunters – Röyksopp
10. Sunset Over Manaan – ATTLAS
11. R2 Where R U? – Flying Lotus
12. Druid Caravan of Smoke – Shlohmo
13. EWOK PUMPP – Rustie
14. Scruffy-Looking Nerfherder – Galantis
15. Star Tripper – Breakbot