Score!: A Chat with ‘Spring Breakers’
and ‘Drive’ Soundtracker Cliff Martinez

Cliff Martinez by © Robert Charles Mann
Cliff Martinez by © Robert Charles Mann

The outrageous trailer for director Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers plays out as a Girls Gone Wild episode turned street war, where drugs and territory are marked by city blocks and thugs with guns. Or, in this case, babes with guns. The story’s four leading ladies — played by Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Rachel Korine, and Ashley Benson — wear neon bikinis throughout, toting Uzis and sucking face while goaded on by a drug dealing creep of a rapper named Alien, played by James Franco. Just for good measure, Gucci Mane makes a cameo.

In a brilliant move, Korine brought on Skrillex and Cliff Martinez to score the film. Pairing the dubstep idol with the latter, the in-demand composer responsible for the music behind Drive (and who’d played drums with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Captain Beefheart) led to a handful of collaborations between the two. We talked to Martinez about scoring this beach blanket bloodbath.  – by Puja Patel

Read the full interview at SPIN