With the release of DJ Rising, the author has partnered with the non-profit charity Got Kidney to build The DJ Rising Soundtrack, a compilation of original music from exciting DJs/Artists to be developed specifically for the DJ Rising novel. Similar to a movie soundtrack, it will allow the reader to enjoy the music and book together. No one has ever created a soundtrack for a novel before, making this multi-media project the first of its kind.
“The soundtrack has been as much a dream for me as publishing the book itself,” explains author, Love Maia. “The publisher wanted me to use real songs throughout the book, but I didn’t want the music to be outdated and as slow as the publishing world is, the songs would have been played out before the book was even released. That’s why a lot of the songs described in the book don’t really exist… yet…
“I held on to the dream that we could create music to match the tracks mentioned in the book as well as find other original tracks that loosely match the story, similar to a movie soundtrack. It seemed like a cool way to make reading multi-dimensional. It also presented a cool opportunity to parallel the story of DJ Rising by seeking out name artists to donate music to our cause, and then blending them in with unknown artists and boost their careers by introducing their music to a wider audience. Teaming up with my DJ mentor, DJ RasCue (of Urban Umpires and Various Blends), and his non-profit organ donor awareness project, Got Kidney, was the final piece. I couldn’t be more excited to be seeing the DJ Rising soundtrack finally coming to life!”