In what is sure to be a glorious fusion of techno and hip hop, Gesaffelstein is joining forces with A$AP Rocky to produce a new track for the upcoming sci-fi thriller, Divergent.
With collaborative partnerships ranging from Skrillex to Lana Del Rey, A$AP Rocky is always willing to push his own boundaries. Gesaffelstein’s bromantic partner in crime, Brodinski, is known for his skill in DJing both hip hop and techno, and the two recently contributed to the production of Kanye West’s Yeezus album, so this new collab with A$AP suggests Gesaffelstein’s cameos in the hip hop scene may continue.
This is just another example of how the electronic and hip hop worlds keep colliding and inspiring each other, reminiscent of the early days of hip hop, when the emcee’s goal was to hype up the DJ. A lot has changed since those days, but collaboration is still the key to success.
As for the track itself, we don’t know much other than it will definitely be better than the A$AP/Skrilleypoo collab! And as for the film, if you bother watching the Divergent " target="_blank">trailer you might notice a thematic similarity to The Hunger Games series, but we’ll have to wait until March to find out. The soundtrack will be released March 11th and features another collab to look forward to with Pia Mia and Chance the Rapper, produced by Clams Casino.