First Pressing Of 500 Numbered Copies On Red Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter
180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
PVC Protective Sleeve
Score By Brian Reitzell (Drummer For The French Band, Air)
Featuring Tracks By Wu-Tang Clan, Charles Bradley, RJD2, Mac Dre And More
In director Justin Tipping's feature debut Kicks, nothing is as simple as it seems. It's the story of fifteen-year-old Brandon, longing for a pair of the freshest sneakers that money can buy. Assuming that merely having them on his feet will help him escape the reality of being poor, neglected by the opposite sex and picked on by everyone - even his best friends. Working hard to get them, he soon finds that the titular shoes have instead made him a target after they are promptly snatched by Flaco, a local hood. Brandon goes on a mission to retrieve his stolen sneakers.
The director intentionally derived local artists, including Roach Gigz, Dave Steezy, and NanosauR, as well as the late Dre and Iamsu! from the San Fransisco Bay Area where the film is set.
I always knew I wanted to weave an eclectic soundtrack together that intertwined hip-hop and sweeping score to reflect the Bay Area sound, as well as the world inside the characters' imagination, said Tipping in a statement.
Bay Area composer Brian Reitzell is notable for his soundtrack work on The Virgin Suicides, Lost in Translation (for which he was nominated for a BAFTA), Marie Antoinette, and The Bling Ring. He is also the drummer of French electronica duo, Air.
We wanted the score to connect with the source music sonically, added Reitzell. I think that when you do that, the music as a whole -- both songs and score -- make for a more immersive/connective experience. The connection is evident in the beat-heavy track, 606 In The 510, from Reitzell's score.
The soundtrack features previously unreleased tracks from Nanosaur, Jay Casio and Reitzell, as well as two dialogue interludes set to lyrics from Notorious B.I.G.'s 1993 single Party and Bullshit and tracks by Wu-Tang Clan, Charles Bradley, RJD2 and Mac Dre.
1. Spaceship (Brian Reitzell)
2. Party And Bs (Interlude 1) (Jahking Guillory)
3. Friends Hanging Out (Brian Reitzell)
4. The Sheboygan Left (RJD2)
5. Cream (Wu-Tang Clan)
6. Bbq Music (Marc E Bassy)
7. Kitchen Astronaut (Brian Reitzell)
8. Self-made (Keith Jenkins)
9. Slow Trap (Nanasour)
10. Travel To Oakland (Brian Reitzell)
11. Sincerely Yours (Iamsu!)
12. 37 (Roach Gigz)
13. Super Hella High (YMTK)
1. Wave Or Swim (Dave Steezy)
2. Get Stupid (Remix) [Mac Dre]
3. Aye (Jay Casio)
4. In You (I Found A Love) [Charles Bradley & MSB]
5. Slideshow (Blue Magic)
6. Fireworks Went Off (Brian Reitzell)
7. Flaco Arrives (Brian Reitzell)
8. Flaco Chases Brandon (Brian Reitzell)
9. Party And Bs (Dialog Interlude 2) [Jahking Guillory]
10. 606 In The 510 (Brian Reitzell)