DJ Premier, Nas Remix Classical Music With The Berklee Symphony Orchestra
Recently Vibe Magazine linked up with DJ Premier, Nas, and The Berklee Symphony Orchestra as a part of Hyundai’s RE:GENERATION project.
As part of the project, “Primo” was given classical music and met with former classical music professor at Juilliard, Bruce Adolphe. Setting out to study classical music theory, and the inspirations of some of the genre’s famous composers, the eventual product is a legendary track with Premier, Nas and the Berklee Symphony Orchestra.
After learning about classical music and its composers, DJ Premier purchased records of classical symphonies on vinyl and chopped them up to make a song of his own.
RE:GENERATION then had DJ Premier partner with Stephen Webber, a professor and conductor at the Berklee College of Music. Teaching Premier how to conduct in studio, Webber helped the DJ and production legend lead a 58-piece Berklee Symphony Orchestra.
Nas later laid out a verse on the epic track which is featured in the video below.
Presented by Hyundai Veloster, RE:GENERATION is a documentary film that follows DJ Premier, Pretty Lights, The Crystal Method, Mark Ronson, and Skrillex as they remix, recreate and re-imagine five traditional styles of music.
Learn more at ReGenerationMusicProject.com