Rutger Hauer passed away yesterday. He was 75.
Perhaps best known for playing Roy Batty in Blade Runner, @frozenreeds chose to pay tribute on Twitter by posting a few jungle tunes that sampled some of his many iconic lines from the film.
It’s quite spooky, now thinking about that final scene and its sentiment, that Hauer would end up dying in the year that Blade Runner was set.
Anyway, I thought Frozen Reeds idea was an excellent one so I thought I’d pinch it wholesale and add a couple more of my own favourite Batty-sampling tunes here too.
There are so many to choose from, it’s a bit ridiculous. I’m surprised the Blade Runner soundtrack isn’t as synonymous with jungle as the amen break is. Maybe it is if you talk to the right ‘heads. Or Zomby.
RIP Rutger. It’s not an easy thing to meet your maker.