These ten songs remind us of important scenes in some of the greatest films of all time – and helped build a strong reputation for electronica.
Rob Dougan – Clubbed to Death (The Matrix, 1999)
The Matrix is a system, Neo. Watch the scene here – where Morpheus starts to show Neo how deep the rabbit hole goes.
Moby – Extreme Ways (The Bourne Ultimatum, 2007)
It was a song that's etched in our memories for good reason – Moby's music was in the credits to one of the most popular film trilogies ever.
Deadmau5 – Ghosts N Stuff (Nero Remix) (Art of Flight, 2011)
If you've never seen the Redbull-sponsored snowboarding movie, just watch the clip below and try not to get sweaty palms.
Kavinsky – Nightcall (Drive, 2011)
The breakthrough film won many awards and credit to Winding Refn for acquiring one of the best soundtracks ever. This is considered one of the most impactful films in history for how it's changed alternative music and its use in cinema. Kavinsky's hit single is just one of many great tracks.
Junkie XL – A Little Less Conversation – Elvis Presley Remix (Oceans Eleven, 2001)
It was the only official remix of Elvis ever – and it triggered a famous series that remains a classic – featuring all the biggest actors like Clooney, Pitt, Damon, Julia Roberts, and more.
6. Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross – A Familiar Taste (The Social Network, 2010)
David Fincher really wanted Trent Reznor to score his critically acclaimed film about the story of Facebook developing. His work led to numerous awards. Reznor was hesitant to sign on to the project for over a year. But when he decided to pull the trigger, Fincher had been waiting patiently.
7. Bubbles – Bidibodi Bidibu (Super Troopers, 2001)
Who can forget the kinky couple from Super Troopers who gets pulled over and plants a catchy techno beat in our memory.
8. Get Low – Dillon Francis & DJ Snake (Furious 7, 2015)
You know you want to hear this again. It's the #1 track on the Fast and Furious saga's final chapter – and it's the sound of an electronic movement that spawned a generation of producers trying to make middle-Eastern sounding trap music.
9. Thievery Corporation – Lebanese Blonde (Garden State, 2004)
Rob Garza and Eric Hilton wrote the tune that landed in the hit film – which may be one of the underrated highlights in the history of Thievery Corporation. However, the track helped mark a new age in electronica in film – especially ones that had deep meaning.
10. Mortal Kombat Original Theme Song (Mortal Kombat, 1995)
Admit it. You've ran on the treadmill to this.