BBC Radio 1 have revealed a stunning new project for which DJ Zane Lowe has commissioned his favourite artists to reinterpret the musical score of classic children’s television series Brum.
The ambitious task sees the likes of Chvrches, Bastille and Foals providing an alternative soundtrack to famous Brum episodes such as ‘Brum and the Lost Kitten’, ‘Brum Goes Shopping’ and ‘Brum and the Implausible Getaway Driver Who Only Drives You For Five Minutes’.
Translated into several different languages, Brum is cherished throughout the world for its charming mechanical lead character, whimsical adventure plot-lines and scenes of needlessly gratuitous physical violence.
Lowe’s controversial project has come under fire from fans of the series, who insist that Kjartan Poskitt’s original theme tune and Daniel Jones’ incidental music cannot be bettered. Responding to the criticisms, Zane Lowe shrugged his shoulders and said, “I’m Zane Lowe, suckers.”
Lowe has presented Radio 1’s evening show since 2003, during which time he has expressed furious excitement for all the music he loves being told to play.