Executive music consultant The Bullitts (known as the moniker for producer and musical renaissance man Jeymes Samuel) collaborated with the legendary Jay-Z on the soundtrack for the upcoming film, The Great Gatsby directed by Baz Luhrman.
Check out this METRO US piece here titled “Star-studded ‘Great Gatsby’ Soundtrack Details Announced”
In an attempt to update the sound of Fitzgerald’s story, Jay-Z and The Bullitts have assembled a cast of some of music’s biggest names in an attempt to create the modern day equivalent of the Jazz Age.
Director Baz Luhrman says about Samuel, “Jeymes is the king of popular cultural references and has a true musical spirit that uplifted the project.”
The full track listing is as follows:
1. 100$ Bill – JAY Z
2. Back To Black – Beyoncé x André 3000
3. Bang Bang – will.i.am
4. A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got) – Fergie + Q Tip + GoonRock
5. Young And Beautiful – Lana Del Rey
6. Love Is The Drug – Bryan Ferry with The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
7. Over The Love – Florence + The Machine
8. Where The Wind Blows – Coco O. of Quadron
9. Crazy in Love – Emeli Sandé and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra
10. Together – The xx
11. Hearts A Mess – Gotye
12. Love Is Blindness – Jack White
13. Into the Past – Nero
14. Kill and Run – Sia
The Bullitts most recently introduced the world to new track “They Die By Dawn” featuring Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) & Jay Electronica exclusively through ROLLING STONE. This is the title track from The Bullitts debut album They Die By Dawn & Other Short Stories, coming this summer 2013.
PREMIERE NEW TRACK “THEY DIE BY DAWN”
FEATURING Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) & Jay Electronica
EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH ROLLING STONE
“The title track is a mix of hip-hop and distinctly western-style guitar, with a beat that feels like a galloping horse.”
— ROLLING STONE
They Die By Dawn & Other Short Stories
COMING SUMMER 2013
THE FILM ‘THEY DIE BY DAWN’ PREMIERED AT THIS YEAR’S SXSW
“The Bullitts isn’t a band, it’s not an outfit, it’s just a moniker that I make music under. Because my brain thinks nonlinearly with regards to sonics.”
– Jeymes Samuel
The Bullitts (known as the moniker for producer and musical renaissance man Jeymes Samuel) introduce the world to new track “They Die By Dawn” featuring Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) & Jay Electronica exclusively through ROLLING STONE. This is the title track from The Bullitts debut album They Die By Dawn & Other Short Stories, coming this summer 2013.
“‘They Die By Dawn’ is the definitive sound of the Bullitts,” Jeymes tells Rolling Stone. “It’s the epitome of what I call ‘creating from the hip.'”
This track was one of the original inspirations behind Samuel’s film ‘They Die By Dawn,’ which premiered at this year’s SXSW to rave reviews.
The Bullitts is one of today’s most creative minds in the entertainment world. Collaborating with a hand-picked list of artists and actors from Jay-Z, Jay Electronica and Yasiin Bey to Idris Elba and Rosario Dawson, The Bullitts will be bringing you something within They Die By Dawn & Other Short Stories unlike you have ever heard.
They Die By Dawn & Other Short Stories also includes tracks “Close Your Eyes,” “Landspeeder,” and “Supercool.” All were released mid – late 2011 and were recognized as “The Hottest Record In The World” by BBC Radio 1’s legendary DJ Zane Lowe.
The Bullitts have a strong cinematic element to their music and have accompanied all of their releases with a short film, shot and directed by Jeymes. The “Close Your Eyes” video features narration by actress Lucy Liu and rap solos by Jay Electronica while re-imagining the Salvador Dali and Luis Bunuel film ‘Un Chien Andalou.’ The video for “Supercool” featured Samuel dressed as a homeless individual being harassed by an individual who is filming him against his will. During this he bumps into actress Rosario Dawson and the pair end up having a dance off on the streets of Soho.
The Bullitts headlined at The Big Chill Festival in August 2011 playing the main stage and delivering an unforgettable performance with Idris Elba, Lucy Liu, and Jay Electronica. Look out for an upcoming collaboration between The Bullitts and Jay-Z on ‘Great Gatby.’ Feature at The Hollywood Reporter HERE!