Zane Lowe defends BBC’s plan to provide alternative soundtrack to ‘Drive’

Radio 1 DJ has recruited Foals, SBTRKT and The 1975 among others to re-score 2011 film

BBC DJ Zane Lowe has defended his plans to recruit artists such as Foals and SBTRKT to provide an alternative soundtrack to the Ryan Gosling film Drive.

As reported, Lowe and Radio 1 are set to provide a new soundtrack to the 2011 film, which was directed by Nicolas Winding Refn and stars Gosling as a Hollywood stunt driver who moonlights as a getaway driver. Refn has given the plan his blessing, although it has not received universal approval, with many fans of the original criticising the idea online.

Responding to some of the comments, Zane Lowe posted a series of messages on his Twitter page earlier today (October 21).

The original version of Drive features music from Cliff Martinez as well as Chromatics, Kavinsky and College. Chvrches, Jon Hopkins and The 1975 among others have been asked for their alternative version, which will be broadcast on October 30 at 10pm on BBC Three.

Other artists involved in Radio 1 Rescores: Drive – Curated by Zane Lowe include Baauer, Banks, Bastille, Bring Me The Horizon, Eric Prydz, Jon Hopkins, Laura Mvula, The Neighbourhood and ZCC (Simon Neil). Listen to Chvrches’ contribution, ‘Get Away’, below.