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Happy Birthday Faith No More’s Mike Patton, Composer Of ‘Crank 2: High Voltage’!

Crank: High Voltage Is Out Now On Lakeshore Records! Download Here: [iTunes]

Today we celebrate Mike Patton, lead vocalist of multi-Grammy®-nominated band Faith No More and composer of Crank 2: High Voltage, starring Jason Statham!  Faith No More’s seventh studio album, “Sol Invictus” was released in May 2015 and debuted to acclaim, named “Best Album” at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards and “Album Of The Year” at Mxdwn.com; and Mike won “Best Vocalist” at the 5th Annual Loudwire Music Awards.  As a film composer, you will also recognize his passion for music in this interview with Mike in 2009 (below), when Lakeshore Records sat down with him to talk about his score for Crank 2: High Voltage!

Lakeshore Entertainment and Lionsgate Entertainment present CRANK 2: HIGH VOLTAGE, available now On Demand (download the HD movie on iTunes).

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7 Soundtracks To Love For Superhero September!

Lakeshore Records join iTunes in celebrating Superhero September, featuring seven soundtracks including the beloved Nacho Libre and Superbad albums, which are now available on vinyl!  These super soundtracks take you back to laugh-out-loud moments in the films!  

The new One & Two (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), featuring score by Nathan Halpern, has been described as “the most understated superhero movie to come around in forever,” says Blake Rodgers of Nerdist.  This is no ordinary superheroes soundtrack playlist — it’s extraodinary — and you’ll see why!

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The Evolution Of DJ David Rolas: Cranking Up The Tunes From Radio To The Silver Screen | Download ‘Walk Of Shame’ (More Music From The Motion Picture)

Lakeshore Records recently caught up with DJ David Rolas of LA 96.3 FM.  He’s a fixture on the airwaves who established himself early on in music producing and spinning for some of the hottest clubs in Los Angeles.  And, that’s not all.  From acting in Jason Statham movies (Crank and Crank: High Voltage) to cultivating talent, DJ Rolas’ passion for music is apparent.  His music can be found on the Lakeshore Records releases, Crank (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) and the new Walk of Shame (More Music From The Motion Picture) soundtrack.  Mr. Rolas spoke more in-depth about why music plays such a major role in his life.

Download The Album!

Crank: iTunes | Buy CD

Tell us about your involvement in “Walk of Shame” and the “Crank” movies.

While working at Latino 96.3 FM in L.A., one of my co-worker’s (Ignacio “Nachin” Sandoval) approached me about an email he received about working on a film already in production.  I did the song “Adrenalina” as an original production for Crank, produced by Beat Machines (Jimi Barrz, Lester Mendoza, and I).  I invited the rap duo 10 West (Big Rob & Young Cash), to join me on the record.  We ended up shooting a video for “Adrenalina” out in the desert, at a Joshua Tree farm, directed by none other than Mark Nevaldine and Brian Taylor, the directors of the film.  It was incredible.  Aside from “Adrenalina,” two more recordings: “La Fiesta ft. J-Roc” and “It Don’t Stop (No Me Pueden Parar)” also made it onto the film.  A couple of years later, I was asked to appear in Crank 2: High Voltage and record another song, this time around a Norteño music record called “La Noche.”

For Walk of Shame, I got a chance to really work with my new production team Fi-Ya House Music (Edward “Choko” Cortez, Robert “Klyd” Ortiz & Joe “El Conguerro” Castello) featuring a New Colombian artist by the name of Colombia (David “Colombia” Alfonso) to test ourselves on making a record that was catchy yet live.  And that was fun.

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Walk of Shame (More Music From The Motion Picture): iTunes

You’re a great advocate for new music artists.  Tell us about your connection to OG Bachata.

Oscar Guillen a.k.a. OG Bachata is the first artist that I’ve ever decided to help manage fully as an artist.  Oscar is one of the newest Bachata sensations out right now doing incredible things.  Aside from being one of the few Mexican American Bachata singers in the business, he has one of the most incredible voices and bands that I’ve ever seen perform live.  He puts his heart and soul into what he does and so does his band.  You have to listen to his Bachata rendition of “My Girl” by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles; it’s incredible.  Also, his interpretation of “No Podras” by Christian Castro.  But OG is still an artist in his own nature.  He works very closely with Bobby Verduzco, son of Roberto Verduzco of “Industria Del Amor”; and with a team of independent musicians that still have that spark for creating new music.

Lakeshore Records: DJ David Rolas in studio.

How has Latino radio changed over the years?

The fans of Latin Urban Music are all still there; Latin Urban Radio isn’t.  However, because of all the new technology available now, you can make your own radio station on your cell phone.  And that’s a great thing.  Remember though, that there is still a generation of people out there that value AM/FM radio.  Some of the biggest records out now are still getting broken on college and local radio stations.  Latino radio needs a face-lift.  It’s about the voice of the people, the sound of the streets, no matter what style of music it might be.

What is popular right now in Latino music? 

Urban Bachata, Latin Reggae, Moombahton, Island Music, Boleros Urbanos, Latin Hip Hop, Dub Step, TRAP, and maybe a few more fusions like Cumbia Reggae, Tropical Urban music (like Merengue Electronico, Reggaetton Callejero, and Salsa Urbana). Anything with sabor!

What are you working on?

I’m actually in the process of working on my next album [with my producers] which would be number seven.  We are still looking for that great album: the one that makes the world smile when they’re down.; the one that makes us dance when we don’t want to; the one that makes us feel good when we don’t; and, that one that says everything that I wanted to say when nothing else could.

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7 Must-Watch Car Chase Movies For Mad Max Fans

What is it about car chase movies that we love?  Entertainment Weekly recently released their “The Apocalypse Issue,” featuring Tom Hardy (Warrior, Inception) and Charlize Theron (Sleepwalking, Prometheus), for the forthcoming Mad Max: Fury Road, which is expected to premiere in May 2015.  It has been described as a chase that “continues for 110 minutes,” according to Mad Max creator, George Miller.  Can’t wait?  Check out this roundup of seven memorable car chase movies that you’ll want to queue up on your playlist.  The soundtracks released by Lakeshore Records are injected with enough adrenaline to get you through those long commutes with or without road warriors coming after you.

Lakeshore Records: Drive Angry Soundtrack (Nicholas Cage, Amber Heard)

Hot rods, big guns, pyrotechnics and women who can hold their own in a fight, make for a rip-roaring time.  Fast car chases, slow car chases and epic death-defying stunts performed while a vehicle is in motion, never seem to slow anybody down.

Download These Albums!

Bounty Killer (Score by Greg Edmonson): iTunes | Buy CD | watch movie on Netflix

Crank (Score by Paul Haslinger): iTunes | Buy CD | rent movie on iTunes

Doomsday (Score by Tyler Bates): iTunes | Buy CD | rent movie on iTunes

Drive (Score by Cliff Martinez): iTunes | Buy CD | Buy DVD

Drive Angry (Score by Michael Wandmacher): iTunes | Buy CD | rent movie on iTunes

Hit & Run (Various Artists): iTunes | Buy CD | rent movie on Netflix

Snitch (Score by Antonio Pinto): iTunes | Buy CD | Buy DVD

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13 Songs For Alternative Superheroes

Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens this weekend.  The film from Marvel Comics stars Chris Evans as Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America, who, as his name implies, is one of the world’s Most Finest Superheroes fighting evil and corruption.  Not all heroes are super.  Bad supers aren’t trying to save the world. They’re just trying to make their little corner of it better.  Sometimes, as we learn in the film Superbad, the greatest hero you’ll ever know is already standing right beside you; your best friend. Boop.

Lakeshore Records: Bad Supers - 13 Songs

In Super, Rainn Wilson stars as Crimson Bolt, a delusional man on mission to save his wife from an evil drug dealer. In My Super Ex-Girlfriend, Uma Thurman plays G-Girl, a heroine-scorned who strays so far from justice that she nearly becomes a super-villain. In Crank, Jason Statham plays the unstoppable Chev Chelios, a true anti-hero who wades through the criminal underworld powered by nothing but epinephrine and a desire to hear his girlfriend pick up the goddamn phone.  Here’s a playlist to celebrate those who stumble, trip, and fall into greatness – heroes who lose their way or have strange ideas about what constitutes a good deed.

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01. Beneath The Clothes We Find The Man… by Jack Black in NACHO LIBRE
02. Calling All Destroyers by Tsar SUPER
03. No Sleep 2Nite by Molly McQueen MY SUPER EX-GIRLFRIEND
04. Bring Us Bullets by Rocket from the Crypt CRANK
05. Defendor Interrupts Dooney & Kat by John Rowley DEFENDOR
06. Goldslick / Seth Fantasy by Lyle Workman SUPERBAD
07. Move, Move, Move by Alan Hawkshaw & Alan Parker NACHO LIBRE
08. The Joker by Fatboy Slim feat. Bootsy Collins MY SUPER EX-GIRLFRIEND
09. I Do by Lo-Def Dollz SUPER
10. Here I Come (feat. Malik B. & Dice Raw) by Dice Raw & The Roots SUPERBAD
11. Adrenalina by David Rolas feat 10 West & Jimi Varrz CRANK
12. Guns Are For Cowards by John Rowley DEFENDOR
13. Tender Beasts of the Spangled Night by Beck NACHO LIBRE

Like this playlist?  Check out our Apocalypse Weekend mixtape!