8 Memorable Devo Covers To Celebrate Today’s 40th Anniversary Of Their Debut

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Devo - Are We Not Men?Forty years ago today, Devo released their historic debut, Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!. Here’s an incomplete list of albums that appeared in the Billboard top 20 in August 1978, the same month Devo brought that polarizing LP into a perpetually unprepared world: Pablo Cruise’s Worlds Away, the Moody Blues’ Octave, … More »

George FitzGerald taps Moby for contemplative new rework

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George FitzGerald has tapped the inimitable Moby for a brand new remix of his All That Must Be track “Burns.”

Though FitzGerald’s recent album as a whole is severely contemplative, “Burns” is a considerably melodic standout with fleeting vocals and a soothing melody. Moby takes “Burns” hand-in-hand and slow-dances with the track, creating an emotional new rendition of the tune with equal parts house music wisdom along the way.

FitzGerald is gearing up for a fresh new set of live tour dates, with performances locked in across North America and the UK later this fall.

Moby releases ‘The Sorrow Tree’ video

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Moby has released the accompanying music video for the first track off of his live album rework of Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt (EastWest Sessions). The track, titled “The Sorrow Tree, ” is accompanied by a haunting video combining short segments of the vocalist juxtaposed with nature scenes artfully blended together into a dynamic whole. Moby spoke about what spurred him to create a live album of Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt (EastWest Sessions). 

“When we played the songs live, I loved how noisy and intense they sounded, and wanted to document them in a beautiful, legendary studio.” – Moby

The video is one of nine tracks off of the album that are reworked for the live studio edition.

Pendulum’s long-awaited remix album has arrived

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Drum ‘n’ bass dynasty, Pendulum, sent the EDM world reeling when they reunited for a live set at Ultra in 2016 after a five-year hiatus, with new tour dates and festival appearances following soon after. But as of this March, fans have been writhing in anticipation after the group announced there was a remix album in the works, consisting of both their most-famed hits and personal favorites.

Finally, the prolific collection has arrived, with offerings from some of the scene’s most profound presences, including Skrillex (the previously shared “The Island, Pt. 1 (Dawn)“) and drum ‘n’ bass counterparts, Noisia (“Hold Your Color”). Other outstanding offerings include that of Pendulum’s own dubstep duo Knife Party, consisting of the former’s founding members, Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen, for a full-throttle hardcore remix of “Blood Sugar;” as well as a racing rendition of “Witchcraft” from Pegboard Nerds; and ATTLAS gets uncharacteristically dark for a “Streamline” switch-up.

Pendulum will be touring modestly this summer, making stops in Romania, Ibiza, and even the U.S., for all of which fans would be hard-pressed not to hear some of these new momentous revisions.

Moby to sell personal record collection for charity

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Dance music legend, Moby, will put his entire record collection up for sale on June 14, with all of the profits going to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a research and advocacy group that seeks alternatives to animal testing and cruelty.

This is Moby’s second considerable fundraising attempt on the PCRM non-profit’s account, following April’s sale of over 100 of his musical instruments and equipment via Reverb. Moby himself has long been an outspoken vegan and animal rights advocate.

Moby’s record collection purportedly contains a prolific amount of 80s and 90s techno, house, and hip-hop–with many of the records displaying handwritten insignias which Moby used to direct himself through his live DJ sets.

“These are all the records that I bought and loved and played and carried all around the world,” Moby explains in a promotional video. “I would rather you have them than me, because if you have them, you’ll play them. You’ll love them. And the money will go to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. So everybody wins. Well, except me, because now I don’t have any records.”

H/T: Resident Advisor

 

 

Best Albums Of 2018…So Far

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It brings me an ample amount of joy to make the following statement; 2018 is the best year dance music has had in a long time. Since the EDM bubble blew up in the late 2000s and the commercial and mainstream takeover we’ve seen in the 2010s, there has been a noticeable decline in the

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Moby throws shade at Kanye on Twitter

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After a wave of Tweets demonstrating continued support for Donald Trump, Kanye West was sure to rankle some on social media. Among them is Moby, the world-famous electronic producer and known activist who, as of late, has largely advocated against the U.S. President.

In response to a number of West’s tweets, Moby utilized the same platform to send him message:

According to Pop Crave, West’s comments created a negative ripple among other artists with significant influence, including Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, and more, who have recently un-followed him on Twitter.

West hasn’t taken to the platform in regards to Trump, though his erratic tirade of Tweets continues. Here’s a few of West’s pro-Trump Tweets below:

 

MUST LISTEN: Moby performs old classics & entire new LP in new Boiler Room live set

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Boiler Room has, at last, shared its special live broadcast from Rough Trade New York with Moby. Off the heels of his politically-charged new LP, Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt, Moby took the stage by storm.

He defies the odds of the what it means to throw down in the Boiler Room and instead delivered the album in its entirety with a live band. It’s a riveting, near-two-hour performance that blows through the classics of his 1999 album Play, as well as everything in between, which will shall serve as a reminder of his dance legacy for many years to come.

Moby Pens WSJ Op-Ed Arguing That Food Stamps Shouldn’t Pay For Junk Food

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Moby has written an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal about the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, more commonly referred to as food stamps. As the current administration debates over funding and the future make-up of the program, the musician has weighed in on what he sees as the benefits and downsides … More »

A$AP Rocky samples Moby’s iconic ‘Porcelain’ on sound cultural crossover, ‘A$AP Forever’

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“Gang, Gang, Gang!” the Harlem boy turned stonecold bars-killer A$AP Rocky cries out as Moby‘s orchestral grandiosity begins to fill in. “They talkin’ down on the gang, They wanna rep with the name, but this ain’t no regular name,” he continues as the halcyon antidote swells, meeting copious handclaps along the way.

It would seem that, like Moby, A$AP Rocky hopes to be an object of cultural permanence, making a difference in the lives of adolescence today just as Moby, electronic dance, and hip-hop had in the late ’70s, ’80s, and 90s when the genres and artist flourished in cutting edge capacity.

Perhaps, however, it’s simpler than that. Maybe A$AP Rocky really just wants a kid from the Bronx to listen to Moby.

“I like Moby — Moby’s dope,” he’s simply explained in the past. Regardless of the reasoning or an entire lack of depth entirely, when a new NYC virtuoso turns a classic anthem into a hip-hop hummer it’s ultimately inevitable that he’ll be met with side eyes, smirks, maybe even a little disgust. Though to little surprise, A$AP and his production are in top form on his heavily Moby-sampled “A$AP Forever.”

It’s an intelligible thesis where the rapper belts outs his feelings on his embedded cultural ubiquity, speaking for the entirety of hip-hop despite mentioning just his gang over and over. In doing so, he forces lovers of the classic onwards and upwards. This is for the kids, he tells us. Rap is the future. It’s punk rock and it’s here to stay. Who really knows if anybody will remember either of the two artists in 100 years. But with “A$AP Forever” a new generation of youth today will discover Moby, and that, sometimes that’s all music needs to do. Save from disrespect, Rocky does Moby justice, even fading out entirely, allowing “Porcelain” to play out for more than the last minute. If this is the direction Rocky’s undertaken with his rumored new album still looming he’s surely cementing the likelihood that we’ll all be saying “A$AP Forever.”