Express Tracks amazing music experience when you travel by Gatwick Express
Today we were lucky enough to be invited to the press launch of Express Tracks which took place on the Gatwick Express, the nonstop rail service from London Victoria to Gatwick Airport. Today GatEx launches Express Tracks: free bespoke music available exclusively to online customers, providing the perfect interactive soundtrack to their journey. The music provides a dynamic soundtrack to the changing landscape. Why not book a cheap Easyjet flight to Serbia and hit Exit Festival then listen to this on the way!?
Follow Express Tracks on Twitter to hear the latest updates or buy your tickets for the Gatwick Express here to download the tracks
Gatwick Express commissioned three recording artists: Philip Sheppard [acclaimed ‘cellist and film composer], Benga [pioneer of dubstep, producer and Radio1 DJ]and The Milk [exciting break-through UK band] to record their interpretation of the 30 minute journey through the different landscapes from the city to the airport. We adored the mix and it really felt like we were setting out on an adventure on an otherwise quite dull route to Gatwick.
Philip explains: “To be able to use the uniquely visual story of a train journey as inspiration for a 30 minute track really appealed to me as an artist. I have appreciated the romance of rail ever since I first saw the famous Night Mail documentary. Creating the inaugural track for the Express Tracks project also allowed me to explore how changing scenery can alter travellers’ emotions and I used the departure, the cityscape, the suburbs and the anticipation of arrival as focal points in the music.”
Step by Step guide:
- Book a ticket online.
- When you receive your email confirmation, click on the Express Tracks banner which will take you to a page where you can choose which track you want to download.
- Choose your track, enter your details and click on the ‘Download’ link.
- Once downloaded, you can send the track to a mobile device.
- When you arrive at the station, get on the Gatwick Express, sit down, plug in your headphones and get ready to press play as soon as the train rolls out of the station.
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