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The Essence of Each Halt and Catch Fire Character Distilled Into a Single Song

3 August 2015 8:05 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Halt and Catch Fire, a show about technological innovation in the '80s, has been a throwback in the best possible way. A large part of that lies in its music selection, which not only re-creates the era, but allows the characters to inhabit wonderfully specific worlds — from Cameron writing code while listening to Austin-based punk band Big Boys to Gordon singing along to Boz Scaggs in his car. For the first season, AMC released Spotify playlists for each character, designed by music supervisor Thomas Golubić and his team at SuperMusicVision. “For us, it’s really a brainstorming exercise. We do it as a way of getting to know the character,” Golubić said. “It wasn’t necessarily all music that they would be playing, but it is music that really reflects their character.” They chose songs that the characters actually could have listened to, and went from there. The second »

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Dr. Dre Talks N.W.A Biopic, Eazy-e's Death, Eminem and Making New Music

26 March 2015 3:14 PM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Dr. Dre recently sat down with L.A. radio DJ Big Boy for a wide-ranging chat, discussing everything from his beginnings in N.W.A to producing Eminem. He spoke at length his involvement in the upcoming N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton. "We want to show the heart of the guys and everything we went through...before the demise of the group," Dre said. Over the course of 16 info-packed minutes, Dre shared stories about recording Snoop Dogg in a jail cell and opened up about how he made »

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