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Electronic music DJ Skrillex will contribute to the soundtrack for the upcoming Disney animated film Wreck-It, Ralph.
According to IndieWire, director Rich Moore made the announcement during a presentation of the film Thursday at Comic-Con that included a 10-minute preview.
The movie follows the behind-the-scenes lives of classic arcade game characters like Kano from Mortal Kombat, according to Billboard. Skrillex’s contribution makes sense since early video games had mostly digital music.
The gig is another huge step forward for the 24-year-old dubstep DJ, who won three Grammys in February in electronic and remix categories. It also may help further legitimize electronic music in the United States, where many still refer electronic DJs and producers like Skrillex degradingly as “button-pushers.”
Skrillex is not the first electronic music artist to compose music for a film. In 2010, French house duo Daft Punk composed the entire soundtrack to the science fiction film Tron: Legacy.
Wreck-It, Ralph will open in November. John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch and Jack McBrayer will lend their voices to the film. Director Moore has previously directed several episodes of The Simpsons and Futurama.