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Music Adaptation - Song

Bronze Winner

Entrant: Sizzer Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Need For Speed - "Tonight We Ride"

Corporate Name of Client: Electronic Arts

Agency Senior Account Executive: Kirk Johnsen

Agency Account Directors: Nick Campion/Amber Martin

Agency Account Manager: Jorge Fesser

Agency: Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam, Amsterdam

Executive Creative Directors: Mark Bernath/Eric Quennoy

Creative Directors: David Smith/Craig Williams/Alvaro Sotomayor

Copywriters: Mohamed Diaa/Bern Hunter

Art Director: Ignasi Tudela Calafell

Head of TV: Joe Togneri

Agency Producer: Stijn Wikkerink

Music Production Company: Sizzer Amsterdam, Amsterdam

Music Executive Producers: Michiel Marsman/Sander van Maarschalkerweerd

Music Supervisor: Jake Buckley

Music Arranger: Sizzer Amsterdam

Music Composers: Stevie Wonder/Coolio, Doug Rasheed/Larry Sanders

Music Lyricist: Artis Leon Ivey Jr.

Music Performed By: Sizzer Amsterdam

Song Title: Gangsta's Paradise

Original Artist: Coolio

Original Song Title: Gangsta's Paradise


Description of the Project:
Both the first Need for Speed game and Coolio's Gangsta's Paradise came out 20 years ago.  We came up with the idea of having a grand orchestral version of the song played by a symphony orchestra for the first part of the film, creating a huge impact for the images.

For the second part of the film we modernized the song  as well by having a remix done of the song as an update to go with the latest version of the game.