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 Moby v Freemasons - Disco Lies
 

Moby will release his new single Disco Lies through Mute on 1st September 2008. Taken from Moby's latest album, Last Night, the new single features the vocals of Shayna Steele - "she sounds like she should have been making disco records in 1978" - Moby. The single package comes with mixes by Freemasons, Spencer & Hill, Eddie Thoneick, Diskokaine, Jacques Renault and The Dusty Kid. Moby will appear at Global Gathering on 25th July, and on 31st August Moby, Pendulum and Carl Craig will perform live at Wembley Stadium to kick-start the Nike+ Human Race.
 
Press Release
 
Moby collaborates with Freemasons

Moby will release his new single Disco Lies through Mute on 1st September 2008. Taken from Moby's latest album, Last Night, the new single features the vocals of Shayna Steele - "she sounds like she should have been making disco records in 1978" - Moby.

The single package comes with mixes by Freemasons, Spencer & Hill, Eddie Thoneick, Diskokaine, Jacques Renault and The Dusty Kid.

Moby discusses his inspiration for Disco Lies:

"I remember going to San Francisco in the early 90s and hearing some DJs like Marc Farina. The dance scene here in NYC was very aggressive. It was either older, softer House music or very aggressive Rave music and you went to San Francisco and it was much more disco inspired and a bit softer and it reminded me of being out in night clubs in Manhattan in the early to mid 80s, where you had this genuine underground dance scene that no-one outside of Lower Manhattan had any interest in. And so the song Disco Lies - I wanted it slightly to be reminiscent of Paradise Garage with Larry Levan or Tony Humphreys, who used to play at this club called Zanzibar out in Newark, so with these cold electronic elements, but with a very impassioned diva vocal on top."
 
Biography
 
Moby took his unusual musical name from the title of the famous book "Moby Dick" after tracing his ancestry back to it's author.Finding himself increasingly drawn to dance music he began DJ-ing and by the end of the 80's had a keen ear for techno dance tunes. His first single releases were for New York independent dance label Instinct under a variety of names including The Brotherhood and Voodoo Child. Amongst these was "Go!" which cheekily set Angelo Badalamenti's "Twin Peaks Theme" against an insistent rhythm track. It succeeded in driving the dance floors of the newly established Rave scene, completely wild and gave Moby his first hit in October 1991. He signed to Mute in 1993 releasing the EP 'Move' (1993), a record that featured perfect examples of the eclectic inventiveness that would come to typify his approach to his music. Three more singles followed; the ethereal, religious techno odyssey, "Hymn" (1994) which featured a 35-minute ambient mix, the more anthemic "Feeling So Real" (1994) and "Everytime You Touch Me" (1994). All were UK Top 30 hits.

His debut album "Everything Is Wrong" was released in 1995 and featured a blend of the musical styles that he'd grown up with. It skilfully mixed house, hardcore, ambient and jungle to create a hybrid that was laced with more than a touch of cinematic drama. The following year, Mute reissued "Everything Is Wrong'"(1996) as a two-CD set of DJ mixes put together by Moby himself as well as a handful of major players from the techno dance scene. Despite this association Moby did not appear to feel much affinity with techno music preferring to turn his attentions to the possibilities of rock.

Despite the distractions of "Animal Rights", the cinematic quality of Moby's music had not gone unnoticed by film-makers resulting in the 1997 LP "I Like To Score'" a compilation of the tracks that Moby had made for, or been inspired by movies and TV shows. It represented a return to his techno/ambient path, particularly in the hugely successful single that was his version of "The James Bond Theme" (1997)

The following year Moby began work on his next record basing some of his new tracks around a simple idea. Taking parts of the field recordings Alan Lomax had made of folk singers in the earlier part of the century, Moby mixed these old blues voices with modern hip-hop styled beats to great effect. No one could have predicted just how successful this idea would prove to be as when "Play" was released in 1999 it was by no means an instant hit. However, the catchy nature of it's singles and the fact that advertising agencies eventually licensed every one of its eighteen tracks led to it becoming a truly unavoidable album. At the last count "Play" has sold somewhere in the region of 10 million copies worldwide.
Not at all bad going for a record Moby claims that he made in his bedroom.

Given such an overwhelming level of success it was clear that "Play" was going to be a difficult record to follow and perhaps not surprisingly Moby seemed reluctant to deviate too far from its style with his next LP "18" (2002). Featuring guest performances from Angie Stone and Sinead O'Connor and a popular single in "We Are All Made Of Stars" (2002), the album also contained further explorations of the 'blues with beats' idea that had made his name.

Now a veteran of worldwide tours and festival appearances, Moby is a musician who has played everything from thrash metal to techno anthems via ambient electronica that is still utilised by film-makers. In between he's provided remixes for a huge array of stars whose names include, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, Brian Eno, Depeche Mode, Metallica, Erasure, Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne and The Pet Shop Boys amongst a list of many others.(Rumour also has it that he turned down remixes for Hole and Guns 'n' Roses!)
 
 
 
Moby v Freemasons
Disco Lies
Mute Records
Download available: 15th September 2008
CD released: 15th September 2008
 
Available Mixes (Download and CD)
Freemasons Radio Edit
Freemasons Club Mix
 
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