‘Extreme Ways (Reprise Version)’ by Moby is taken from the new album ‘Reprise’ out now on Deutsche Grammophon.
MOBY BLACK LACQUER REMIX EP OUT ON FOOL’S GOLD THIS FRIDAY!
Moby is a true electronic music pioneer. He redefined rave on singles like 1990’s “Go,” then slowed down to explore its aftermath on the multiplatinum Play LP. Decades later, the man is still firing off pointed, personal salvos and dance music curveballs from his LA studio – and, in a most fitting partnership, he’s enlisted Fool’s Gold to remix his iconic catalog on the diverse new Black Lacquer EP (out this Friday, 2/10). Treasure Fingers, Madeaux, High Klassified, and FG co-founder Nick Catchdubs each put their own spin on Moby hits like “Natural Blues” and “Porcelain,” bouncing from industrial experiments and futuristic techno workouts to late-night house and zooted club bass. Black Lacquer isn’t the Moby you’ve heard before, but a surprising collection that keeps his trailblazing spirit alive.
LISTEN TO NICK CATCHDUBS’ REMIX HERE:
PRE-ORDER BLACK LACQUER:
1. Go (Treasure Fingers Remix)
2. Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad? (Madeaux Remix)
3. Natural Blues (High Klassified Remix)
4. Porcelain (Nick Catchdubs Kaleidoscopic Mind Mix)
“Music From Porcelain” is the companion album to Moby’s book of memoirs entitled, Porcelain, (Penguin Press; May 17). The album is a collection of newly re-mastered versions of classics including Go!, Honey, Natural Blues, and Bodyrock, among many others, combined with a hard to get collection of classic Electronic music recordings from artists from 808 State to A Tribe Call Quest. “Music From Porcelain” is released June 10th on Thrive Music.
Says Moby, “the music in ‘porcelain’ is almost as important a character in the book as i am. to that end I’ve compiled a collection of songs written about in the book, both my songs and other people’s songs, in a little time capsule to accompany the book. these songs all remind me of the new york that i lived in and was smitten with from 1989 – 1999.”
Moby was an unlikely fit in the club scene of late ‘80s and early ‘90s New York City. A devout Christian, vegan, straight white kid from the suburbs, he was an outlier in a world dominated by people of color, gays, drug use and general debauchery. And yet, Moby was able to not only to break into one of the most difficult scenes in the entertainment field, but to also build a thriving career and go on to become one of the most interesting and iconic musicians of our time. By turns funny, disquieting, and moving, his unforgettable memoir, PORCELAIN, he recounts the ups and downs of his fledgling career.
In the midst of this organized chaos, Moby remains open to new people and experiences in a way that feels not only refreshing, but also nearly impossible in today’s New York. As a result, he finds himself crossing paths with some of the most memorable artist to come out of that era: Madonna, Run-DMC, Jeff Buckley, Sonic Youth. Moby’s is a wide-eyed ride: he gets cursed at publicly for ruining a freestyle session with Darryl McDaniels when he accidentally bumps the turntable, he shares a bathroom—and falling in love at first sight—with a dominatrix at a swingers party, and unwilling to turn down work, spins three shows in one night in England. His humility, curiosity, work ethic, and earnest desire bring joy to people through his work lead to success and an the inspiring story of one of the most influential musicians in modern history.
As part of the book tour Moby will be at Waterstones, London Piccadilly on 31st May 2016, where he will discuss and sign copies of his new book Porcelain.
Moby remixed "The Big Dream", the title track to David Lynch’s most recent album, enlisting frequent collaborator Mindy Jones. He also directed a video for it, full of smoke and strobes. Watch the video below. The remix is taken from a Record Store Day release which also includes remixes by Hot Since 82, Bastille, Bjorn Yttling and Venetian Snares.
Greek based melodic house producer Kled Mone has just offered as a free download "Born in the rain", a track taken from his debut album "Feeling Good", which was released in 2012 via Solid Fabric. Grab the track below and buy the LP here. In case you missed it, check out his great remix of Moby’s A Case For Shame (for Moby’s Innocents Bit Torrent Bundle), which is available via pay-what-like on his bandcamp page.