A while back, Run The Jewels member EL-P disclosed the fact that he had been wanting to score the soundtrack for the movie Blade Runner 2049, and his chance came about.
Yesterday, EL-P unveiled his demo track that was sent to the head honchos in charge of these matters at the Blade Runner production house, which was ultimately rejected. Uploaded to SoundCloud El Producto dropped a bit of insight into how the instrumental was made. This included the short timeframe he had to submit the track, and the cool little tidbit that he had used the same synth that Vangelis used to score the original film, back in 1982.
“As I get closer and closer to being able to announce the film score I’m doing this year, I thought it might be nice to finally throw out this little piece. It’s what I put together for the Blade Runner 2 trailer when they called on me. I was honoured to even be thought of. Almost every sound apart from percussion was created on the same type of synth Vangelis used for the original Blade Runner score. It’s unmixed as I only had about 2 days to whip it together and send over.” – EL-P
Blade Runner 2049 was ultimately scored by Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch.