Chances are, if you’ve been on the ‘net lately you’ve run into the babble about the Gatsby OST. The list of contributors is pretty impressive, which should come as no surprise for those of you familiar with director Baz Luhrmann or executive producer Jay-Z. Names include Lana Del Rey, Florence and the Machine, The xx, and of course, Nero. On ‘Into The Past,’ the Brits provide a characteristically epic track, with Alana’s soaring vocals coasting over booming bass and a river of smooth synths. I never thought I’d say it, but there’s a definite, if slight, trap influence on this track, with sharp high hats biting through the rest of the track. Give it a listen below.

Daft Punk’s Alive 2007 introduced me to the world of electronic music, and ever since, it’s been a huge part of my life. I’m currently a philosophy student at UCSB, but music and shows are my passion. Thanks to EJ, I hope to share the magic of music with anyone interested.