Here’s the Moonlight Soundtrack Remix You Didn’t Know You Needed

Alex R. Hibbert in Moonlight

Among Moonlight’s many and sundry virtues, including its gorgeous cinematography, glorious acting, and restrained, nuanced script, there is one virtue that has been largely under-discussed: its soundtrack. Well here’s our chance, because as we wait to see which of eight potential Academy Awards Barry Jenkins’s beautiful film will net on Sunday, we can check out a chopped and screwed remix of the soundtrack. Like any good remix, Purple Moonlight by OG Ron C and the Chopstars, not only gives these songs a different spin but also helps you appreciate the original tracks, too. “Chopped and screwed” is a remix technique first pioneered in the Houston hip-hop scene of the early 1990s. Its style, also sometimes called “codeine effect,” favors slowed-down beats, moments of “stopped time,” and beat skipping. Check out the remixes below — including takes on Aretha Franklin and Goodie Mob — and cross your fingers for some Moonlight Oscar magic come Sunday.

The Moonlight Soundtrack Remix You Didn’t Know You Needed