1. Light up This City - Candy Coated Killahz
2. Say Yes - Jessica of Girls' Generation, Krystal of f(x) and KRIS of EXO-M
3. Let Me In - BoA & Michael Corcoran (Duet)
4. You Found Me - Shannon La Brie
5. Cobu Love Theme - The Outfit (feat Tasha "Dash" Schumann) / Cobu Girls take Static - the Outfit (produced as one track)
6. Drummers Beat (Bionik Remix) - Herman Kelly
7. Runnin on Empty - TVXQ
8. The Road (Finer Things) - NOLA Fam (Feat. Nicky Da B)
9. Brooklyn Kings - The DeeKompressors
10. From Lust Til Dawn - f(x)
11. Simple Simon - On Fire Music (Rusko)
12. Cheap Creeper - Girls Generation
13. Catching Shadows - Felicia Barton
14. Now We Know - The Outfit
15. Breathing Love - Melodye Perry
A symphonic melting pot of live jams, pre-recorded sounds, dub-step, Taiko drums and hip-hop beats
New Orleans and Brooklyn were musical touchstones for Music Supervisor Joel C. High and his team Michael Corcoran and Eric Goldman. "We wanted something endemically New Orleans beat. Eric brought in rappers from New Orleans and a New Orleans bounce artist and others to get a French Quarter feel. We wanted our New Orleans sound to be authentic." There is also a song by the Brooklyn Kings that plays when Donny first arrives in Brooklyn. It is a song that celebrates coming into town and is an introduction to Brooklyn and all the different neighborhoods.
MAKE YOUR MOVE is a blend of live music, pre-recorded sounds, dub-step DJs, Taiko drums, tap and hip-hop beats. This symphony of sounds sets the music apart. In most dance movies we take existing songs, add the choreography, and in post-production change things up but, MAKE YOUR MOVE was a different experience. It was a more organic and collaborative experience. Duane states, “All the songs were created just for the movie. We didn’t want to pick a song that was popular and add to it. We wanted the songs and the dancing to move the story along. We wanted the audience to have an emotional connection to the music.”
It was a true collaboration between the music team and choreographers on the dance tracks. The music team would send a raw track to choreographers and they would go into rehearsals realizing the track was missing a bar or a beat or needed to have a pause somewhere. Napoleon would take a track and edit it a bit, add beats and pauses and send it back to them. Then they would stay up all night to work on the new track so it could be ready for the next day.
One of MAKE YOUR MOVE’s producing partners, SM Entertainment, also opened their whole music catalog to Joel’s music team. They got seven new songs or new renditions of those songs from their big artists, including BoA.
MAKE YOUR MOVE speaks to a new generation of audiences through dance, music and love. Written and directed by DUANE ADLER, writer of two of the top grossing dance romance movies of all time, STEP UP and SAVE THE LAST DANCE, MAKE YOUR MOVE tells the story of Donny (DEREK HOUGH) and Aya (BoA), aspiring dancers who have one shot to make their move.
The music is pumping, the dance floor is moving and Donny (DEREK HOUGH) stops when he sees Aya (BoA) performing with her hip-hop Cobu crew on stage at Static, the hottest underground club in New York. They come from two different worlds, but they speak the same language - dance. Against all odds, they come together and show the world what they've got.
Tap dancing on the street for small change after serving time for petty street cons, DONNY (DEREK HOUGH), knows he has to make a change. He knows his only way out of trouble is to leave New Orleans and head for New York where his older "brother from another mother," NICK (WESLEY JONATHAN), owns one of the hottest underground clubs, Static.
Static, once run by best friends and partners, Nick and KAZ (WILL YUN LEE), comes alive at night with dancers and performance artists from around the world. When Kaz breaks with Nick and opens rival club Oto, funded by MICHAEL (JEFFERSON BROWN), a sleazy Wall Street businessman who is obsessed with his sister, AYA (BoA) a performer at Static, the whole dynamic changes. Michael promises to help Aya get a visa to stay in the country in exchange for an exclusive contract to perform at the new club. Aya refuses him and goes her own way.
Now, Nick and Kaz are competitors and Aya needs a place to perform with her crew. She goes back to Static and secretly takes the stage where Donny is mesmerized by her performance. Joining her after the performance, they dance together as if they've been doing it their whole lives, until their brothers come between them.
It doesn't take long for the Donny and Aya to find each other, and their love, on the dance floor. Aya and Donny now have to choose between their family ties, their love for dance, and each other. They must make their move.
MAKE YOUR MOVE stars international dance sensation Derek Hough (Dancing with the Stars) along with Korean popstar BoA, in her first English language feature film leading a cast of talented actors, dancers and artists in this classic dance romance, with a unique twist. Written and directed by Duane Adler (STEP UP and SAVE THE LAST DANCE), the film features choreography by Napoleon Dumo and Tabitha Dumo (SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE and AMERICA'S BEST DANCE CREW).
The film is produced by CJ Entertainment (Snowpiercer), S.M. Entertainment and Robert Cort Productions (SAVE THE LAST DANCE) MAKE YOUR MOVE opens April 18, 2014. Running time is 110 minutes.