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[Listen] Hear Three More Tracks from the RE:GENERATION Documentary feat. Pretty Lights, The Crystal Method, Mark Ronson and their Collaborators

Keeping the train rolling along in terms of the RE:GENERATION documentary project, we now have the final three collaborations that will be featured in the film. We've already heard what Skrillex and The Doors had to offer, as well as DJ Premier's work with Nas and the Berklee Symphony Orchestra, and now, we get to hear Pretty Lights take on country music, The Crystal Method take on motown and Mark Ronson take on hip hop and soul.

The first collaboration comes from Pretty Lights, who worked alongside Leann Rimes and Ralph Stanley to do a cover of country classic "Wayfaring Stranger." The second comes from The Crystal Method, who, with the help of Motown legend Martha Reeves and session band The Funk Brothers, gave the motown genre an electronic twist in the song "I'm Not Leaving." The third and final track comes courtesy of the legendary UK producer Mark Ronson, who collaborated with Erykah Badu, Yassin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def), The Meters' Zigaboo Modeliste and the Dap-Kings to create "A La Modeliste," a unique take on the classic sounds of hip hop and soul.

You can listen to all three tracks below, and the RE:GENERATION documentary will debut on YouTube in early 2012 as part of Grammys Week.

Pretty Lights feat. Leann Rimes and Ralph Stanley - "Wayfaring Stranger"

The Crystal Method feat. Martha Reeves and The Funk Brothers - "I'm Not Leaving"

Mark Ronson feat. Erykah Badu, Yassin Bey and The Dap Kings - "A La Modeliste"

[CMJ 2011] RE:GENERATION Documentary Previewed At The Hyundai Re:Mix Lab

The first of five of Hyundai's Re:Mix Labs showcases took place last night in New York City. Along with events in Las Vegas, Chicago, Miami and Los Angeles, the company is spreading the love for gaming, music and technology.

Last night they previewed the trailer for Amir Bar-Lev's music documentary Re:Generation, which was followed by a Q&A featuring himself and the legendary DJ Premier. The documentary features five of the hottest DJ's in music, including DJ Premier, Skrillex, The Crystal Method, Mark Ronson and Pretty Lights, exploring and examining the history of five musical genres that are completely out of their realm. For example, Skrillex met up with The Doors' Ray Manzark and Robby Krieger along the Venice Beach boardwalk, and then later collaborated with John Densmore on "Breakn' A Sweat"—this is also the first original recording featuring members of The Doors since 1978.

The event, which included a DJ set by none other than DJ Premier, kicked off the first of many Re:Mix Labs events that will occur over the next couple of months. Re:Generation is set for release in February 2012, and the five tracks recorded for the documentary will be given away for free via a DJ Mixer App, which launches in November.

Stay tuned for more coverage of events from the Re:Mix Labs and Hyundai.