Plus hear Galantis' and East & Young's new song 'Make Me Feel' from the 'XOXO' soundtrack
You know the drill with EDM: intro, buildup, and an intense drop — just like ace drama in a good movie. For some, the loud music, garish costumes, and excessive partying that go down at EDM festivals are too much to handle, but the 20-somethings at the center of the ensemble feature XOXO feel right at home under the neon lights, and EW has an exclusive first look at the film’s gorgeous new trailer.
The summer comedy follows six young strangers who come together at an EDM event. The bulk of the film’s plot revolves around an up-and-coming DJ, Ethan, who’s offered a slot to perform at one of the biggest music festivals in the country, igniting a fierce race to the stage for the performance of a lifetime.
Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) plays one of the lead roles in the film opposite Graham Phillips (The Good Wife), Undateable‘s Chris D’Elia (whom you might also recognize from his popular Vine page), Hayley Kiyoko (Jem & The Holograms), Colin Woodell (Masters of Sex), Ryan Hansen (2 Broke Girls), Ian Anthony Dale (Hawaii Five-0), Ione Skye (Say Anything), and Brett DelBuono. Christopher Louie directed from a script he wrote with Dylan Meyer.
Netflix also enlisted the talents of real-life EDM artists for the film’s soundtrack, particularly Galantis and East & Young, who recorded the original tune “Make Me Feel” (available Aug. 5 on iTunes and Spotfiy) for XOXO. The soundtrack also includes tracks by Dada Life, Skrillex, Diplo, and Disclosure.
XOXO joins Netflix’s growing slate of original, scripted movies, which ramped up last year with the release of Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation. In July, Netflix released the Ellen Page-starring drama Tallulah, which the streaming giant acquired shortly before its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in January.
XOXO debuts Aug. 26 at 12:01 PT on Netflix. Watch the film’s new trailer in the video above and scope out the XOXO soundtrack — which will also be available on Aug. 26 via Big Beat Records — listing below.