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On the 30th anniversary of the release of 'Scarface,' hear Giorgio Moroder's new remix of 'Tony's Theme' - EXCLUSIVE

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Dance music legend Giorgio Moroder has spent the better part of 2013 looking back. He explored his own biography with the help of some French robots on Daft Punk’s “Giorgio By Moroder,” from the Grammy-nominated Random Access Memories, and remixed Donna Summer’s “Love To Love You Baby” (a song he initially built in 1975) for an album commemorating the late disco diva.

Now he’s remixed himself once again, this time taking the digital scalpel to “Tony’s Theme,” from one of Moroder’s finest film scores: Scarface, which hit theaters exactly 30 years ago today.

In a conversation today with EW, Moroder remembere getting the call from director Brian De Palma about the project and creating the now-legendary score for Al Pacino’s Tony Montana, one of cinema’s most iconic gangsters. “I wanted something a little bit mysterious, because this character is very complex and kind of mysterious coming from Cuba,” Moroder recalls.

“I wanted it to have a little bit of a classical feel in the sequence of the chords. The idea came from a German half-classical singer called Klaus Nomi. He had one song where he did a very high voice, a staccato, a little bit like Laurie Anderson on ‘O Superman.’ Those two songs kind of inspired me, so I came up with the chords and then brought in the big choir and strings and all the rest.”

The new remix of “Tony’s Theme” is more of a complete reinvention — Moroder did not use any of the original tracks to construct the new song. That points to the tune’s versatility. “It works quite well with a big orchestra, and it works quite well with just a piano,” he said. “There’s one section [in the movie] when Tony kills someone, and there I played kind of soft; I think it’s just a bass line. So it works well both big and small.”

Check out the exclusive premiere of Moroder’s new remix of “Tony’s Theme” below.  READ FULL STORY

From music for advertising to the concert hall: Two Steps From Hell performs their trailer music live for the first time

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Nick Phoenix and Thomas Bergersen of Two Steps From Hell, a duo of composers who write music especially for movie trailers, had no idea when they formed in 2006 that their music would someday gain a large and devoted enough following to create demand for a live performance. Their music was for advertising, and albums were available only to music supervisors within the entertainment industry, not for purchase among the public. But that has changed, and now Two Steps have gained enough public attention to perform their epic music live. Walt Disney Concert Hall, a Downtown Los Angeles venue, hosted the trailer music company’s first concert on Friday night.

While it was once frowned upon to release music to the public that was originally meant to be exclusive to trailer editors, Two Steps is now one of multiple trailer music libraries that have made their music available on sites like iTunes. In 2009, the third trailer for J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek put Two Steps From Hell on the map when it featured their majestic yet ethereal track “Freedom Fighters.” While most of the duo’s profits still come from licensing their tracks for use in advertising for films, TV, and video games, they now also have a lucrative business selling their music to the public.

“We were so focused on providing music for business that when we suddenly realized that the public was also interested, it was flattering and surprising,” recalled Russell Emanuel, CEO of Extreme Music, which distributes Two Steps From Hell’s music. “That said, with the quality of [Two Steps'] competition, in hindsight it seems that this is something that was inevitable.” READ FULL STORY

First track from 'Oblivion' score by M83 hits the web -- listen to it here

The electronic music of French band M83 has appeared in dozens of movies, commercials and TV episodes, including ABC’s Revenge, BBC ads for the 2012 Olympics and the striking trailer for last year’s Cloud Atlas. But not until now have any of the band members written music specifically for a film. Anthony Gonzalez of M83 found his first film scoring gig in Tom Cruise-starrer Oblivion, which you can now get a sampling of — one track from the score was released online today.

The sci-fi flick is an appropriate first scoring gig for Gonzalez, given the band’s galaxy namesake and the spacey, celestial quality of their music. Gonzalez created Oblivion‘s score with TRON: Uprising composer Joseph Trapanese. Listen to this synth-driven first track, “StarWaves,” which the other M83 band members also contributed to, below: READ FULL STORY

Jack White won't be scoring 'The Lone Ranger' after all

Tough break, Kemo Sabe — Jack White’s not scoring The Lone Ranger after all.

Though it was initially reported that the blues-rocker would compose the score for the upcoming film starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, Disney has announced that Pirates of the Caribbean veteran Hans Zimmer is now on board.  READ FULL STORY

'Dark Knight Rises' composer Hans Zimmer releases charity song for Aurora victims

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Dane Cook notwithstanding, the acts of goodwill regarding the Aurora tragedy that took place during a screening of The Dark Knight Rises have yet to slow down. DC Comics has delayed its next Batman publication out of deference, Warner Bros. (the studio behind the Christopher Nolan trilogy-ender) has made substantial donations to various Aurora charities, and Christian Bale has been visiting hospitalized victims during the week. Now, Hans Zimmer is chipping in: the composer behind the Dark Knight Rises soundtrack has written song dedicated to the victims of the senseless tragedy. READ FULL STORY

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