Though there’s plenty to love about Marvel’s Black Panther, one of its strongest and most accomplished components was, without a doubt, its music. So should come as no surprise that Marvel Music and Hollywood Records continue to celebrate the film’s soundtrack and score with a batch of remixed records.
Thursday saw the release of Black Panther: Wakanda Remixed, a five-track EP that features contributions from DJ Dahi, WondaGurl, Baaba Maal, Michael Uzowuru, and Jeff Kleinman. Panther composer Ludwig Göransson produced and reworked two of the cuts: “Waterfalls” and “Black Panther.”
During a February interview with Pitchfork, Göransson spoke about creating the score and how his travels to Africa to helped shape the sound. “I knew the only way I could do this was to go to Africa and do research,” he said. “I took a month off and traveled to Senegal. I got connected with this artist, Baaba Maal, and traveled around with him while he was on tour. After, I was able to get into a studio and just record amazing musicians for week.”
Definitely check this one out if you’re a fan of the Black Panther: The Album (featuring Kendrick Lamar, SZA, the Weeknd, Travis Scott, Future, and more) and/or Göransson's score, or simply looking to add chill tunes to your music rotation. You can also catch a visual below: