Exit Music taps into the genre-crossing potential of Radiohead, translating well-known tracks into a new vision through the eyes of 14 producers. With such well-respected and stylistically diverse compositions, it was necessary that the artists on this project both embrace Radiohead's songwriting and instill the reworkings with their own flavor. Ranging from subtle acoustic rock treatments to raw soul and dance versions, BBE/Rapster has taken the songs of Thom Yorke into realms even he couldn't imagine.
Mark Ronson and Alex Greenwald's (of Phantom Planet) energetic "Just" cover has made big noise already, gaining praise and endorsements from Gilles Peterson to Kanye West. Pete Kuzma and Bilal's sublime "High And Dry" reworking has transformed the angsty hit into something smooth and soulful, while The Bad Plus give "Karma Police" the abstract jazz treatment, hinting at the melody here and there before the allowing exhaultant melody to shine through. The vast stylistic difference between treatments, from Osunlade and Erro's grooving "Everything In Its Right Place" to Cinematic Orchestra's brooding "Exit Music (For A Film)" for instance, shows how wide-ranging Radiohead's influence has been. This is a collection of some of today's best musicians celebrating the music that they love.
Just (Quick Time)
High And Dry (Pete Kuzma Feat: Bilal)
Just (Mark Ronson Feat: Alex Greenwald)
Everything In Its Right Place (Osunlade Feat. Erro)