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Lakeshore Records will release Queen
of the South—Original Series Score composed by the legendary Giorgio Moroder--his return to TV/film scoring after more than three decades--and Raney Shockne (The To Do List, Britney Spears) . Moroder and Shockne's score is polished electronic brutality that encapsulates vintage synthesizers, classical and Latin elements, and creates a new musical fusion. Building on Moroder / Shockne's original 'Electro-Noir' style, they have broadened their palette and together built on Giorgio's early aesthetics from such films as Midnight Express, American Gigolo and Cat People. The sweeping 28-track collection is a riveting chronicle that captures the show's blistering saga of blood and power. The hit USA Network series which stars Alice Braga, Peter
Gadiot and Veronica Falcon returned for its third season on June 21st and airs Thursdays at 9pm/8c. Lakeshore Records will release Queen
of the South—Original Series Soundtrack
digitally on July 13th with a vinyl version forthcoming.
Inspired by the global best-selling novel "La Reina
Del Sur" by internationally acclaimed author Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Queen
of the South follows the journey of Teresa Mendoza
(Alice Braga) and the sacrifices she must make not only to survive, but to make it to the top of the drug world. Where will she draw the line when her moral code and her destiny are at odds? Queen
of the South is executive produced by David
T. Friendly (Little Miss Sunshine, Courage Under Fire) and Natalie
Chaidez ("12 Monkeys"). Fox 21 Television Studios developed and produced the pilot, and runs lead on the co-production with Universal Cable Productions.
Says Showrunner/EP Natalie
Chaidez: "If cocaine was music, it would be the driving, adrenaline fueled score written by Raney Shockne and Giorgio Moroder for Queen
of the South... The perfect accompaniment to our epic tale of survival, ambition and power in the cartel world… Teresa Mendoza
is the female Scarface, with the music to match"
Says Moroder: "Raney said, "Do you think the King of Disco
could come and score the Queen
of the South with me?". With Raney Shockne as a collaborator, I thought it was a perfect opportunity to push the possibilities of the electronic music score farther than ever before."
ABOUT GIORGIO MORODER
Giorgio Moroder is an Italian singer, songwriter, DJ and record producer. A three-time Academy Award, four-time Golden Globe
and four-time Grammy winner, Moroder is frequently credited with pioneering Italo disco and electronic dance music, and is dubbed the "Father of Disco".
His career highlights include contributions to Cat People, Midnight Express, Scarface, Top Gun, Flash Dance, Electric Dreams, The Never Ending Story and most recently his Grammy winning work on Daft Punk's album Random Access
Memories. Moroder has worked with the biggest names in music, including: Barbra Streisand, Elton John, Cher, Roger
Jackson, Freddy Mercury, David
Bowie, Chaka Khan, Cheap Trick, and Pat Benatar. Among his biggest hit singles are Donna Summer's "Hot Stuff
" and "I Feel Love," Kenny Loggins' "Danger Zone," David
Bowie's "Putting Out the Fire" and Blondie's "Call Me."
ABOUT RANEY SHOCKNE
Raney Shockne is an American music composer and producer based in Los Angeles. He has written and produced songs for Britney Spears, Foxes, and Matthew Koma. Two-time BMI Composer Awards Winner, Shockne's scores and songwriting collaborations have appeared in over 30 films and 100 television shows to date. Shockne's recent credits include: CBS's Kevin
Can Wait, FX hit series Anger Management and the film The To Do List. Additionally, Shockne's video game credits include, Star Wars: Battlefront II, TRON RUN/r, Dragon Age: Inquisition and The Simms.
Raney Shockne is repped by ICM Partners.