THE COVERS ::
“HIT THE ROAD JACK” (cover of the Ray Charles/Percy Mayfield 1961 hit”)
Performed by ACEYALONE, TREAURE DAVIS and BIONIK (The Lonely Ones)
We knew Ray Charles would roll over in his grave if he heard a hip hop version of HTRJ so we had to be slick and bring a Mark Ronson-esque arrangement to a Cab Calloway-style vocal performance. Tony Gumina, chairman of the Ray Charles Foundation called this cover “Simply, the best cover of Hit The Road Jack I have ever heard”. A great endorsement from a life-long-friend of the genius, Ray Charles.
“RUMP SHAKA” (cover of Wrecks-N-Effect’s 1992 Hit “Rump Shaker”)
Performed by CHALI 2NA, ACEYALONE, GRAND ANALOG
“Rump Shaker” is a classic and still comes up in clubs for a retro-boost or as sampled in Jay-0Z’s track “Show Me Whatchu Got”, referenced by MIA, LL Cool J and Dr Dre in their hits and now revived by Decon’s best. Produced by Bionik in Minneapolis, recorded in Los Angeles in the spring of 2010 for this film. The Rump shakes on http://tinyurl.com/rumpshake
“SINCE I DON’T HAVE YOU” (cover of The Skyliners - 1958)
Performed by RON SEXSMITH
Classic song needs a classic voice. Not only does Ron adore this old 60’s style of music but he has the perfect mix of vulnerability and longing in his voice that we needed to bring to the track to serve the scene in the film.
“TRUE” (cover of Spandau Ballet’s John-Hughes-Era-Classic)
Performed by THE MIDWAY STATE
The Midway State were the best choice for this song because of their soft romantic sensibility and sense of delicacy in their own album tracks. With the blessing of Spandau Ballet’s Gary Kemp, the band forged ahead and recorded a wonderfully intimate version of this 80’s classic during their album rehearsals.
“ANY SENSE OF TIME” (cover of The Inbred’s 90’s Can-rock hit)
Performed by IN-FLIGHT SAFETY
When we are out of love we feel like time moves too fast and we will never find that Mr/Mrs Right, but when you do fall in love, time becomes meaningless, indefinable and drifts away without a care like a beautiful song. In-Flight Safety have truly made this song their own and now we share it with you.
A-LIST INDIES ::
Jay Malinowski (Bedouin Sound Clash), The Broken West, Amy Millan (Stars, Broken Social Scene) Jason Collett (Broken Social Scene), Zeus, Rich Aucoin,, The Midway State, Shannon Lyon and other great emerging artists fill out the rest of the Textuality soundtrack. From folk to rock to electro-madness, we’ve got the some of the best tunes that the North American indie scene has to offer.
SOUNDTRACK PRODUCERS ::
Mike O’Connor, Mojo Group of Companies
Jagori Tanna, Mojo Group of Companies
David Hayman, Vapor Music
Heather Adamo, Vapor Music