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Mixed Up Moby in May

03/23/2010
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On May 18th, Moby will release 'Wait For Me. Remixes!', an album consisting of reworked versions of tracks from the critically acclaimed 'Wait For Me', released through Mute last year. Moby has enlisted some of dance music's biggest names for the project including Tiesto, Laidback Luke, Gui Boratto, and Carl Cox.

Tiesto, on his remix..."Its always an honor to remix Moby. He's a legend and a true electronic music pioneer. I chose "Shot In The Back Of The Head" because it was a track that i'd always enjoyed and connected to emotionally. I wanted to do something a little tougher and darker with the remix. I'm really happy with how it came out."

Carl Cox commented, "Moby has been such a major part of the electronic scene its always a pleasure to work with him. "Walk with me" stood out instantly as a track on the album I wanted to remix with it's haunting vocal and spiritual sound, I wanted to really push my limits production wise with this remix. Bringing an electro tinge to the track and a constantly building drum infused bassline which really draws you in, this remix really stands out for me from the style of music I am normally associated with..."

And Laidback Luke said, "'Wait For Me' instantly grabbed me with the piano melody and the
melancholic atmosphere. I thought back to seeing footage from Moby playing my track 'Shake It Down' at Ultra Music Festival during Miami Winter Music Conference. So, I made a techy / melancholic rework / 'Shake It Down' type remix!"

'Wait For Me Remixes' is released on Mute and will be available on digital download and double disc CD, disc 2 being an exclusive Moby DJ mix.

Preceding the release of the remix album, Moby will release new single 'Wait For Me', the title track from the original album, on May 4th. The single comes backed with b-side 'Gone To Sleep', a brand new, previously unreleased track, plus an acoustic version of previous single 'One Time We Lived', and a hefty remix package including Laidback Luke, Yousef, Paul Kalkbrenner, Jean Elan, Zodiac Cartel, Villa, and Christoffer Berg (Fever Ray). Moby talks about his inspiration for the single..."I was listening to the first Black Flag album, Damaged, and some of the lyrics on that are so despairing and harsh. So I had that little piano riff and I wrote the lyrics around that it's just a mournful song of quiet despair, strangely enough inspired by Black Flag. Theoretically, I feel like Henry Rollins could have written the lyrics, even though the song is quiet and pretty. There's nothing that's not mournful about the lyrics; there's no subtlety."

Moby commissioned a video for 'Wait For Me' from previous collaborator Jessica Dimmock, an award winning documentary photographer from NYC who was responsible for the original press shots from the Wait For Me campaign. In addition to this, Moby has launched a video competition on www.mobygratis.com where filmmakers have the chance to make an alternative video for the track.

'WAIT FOR ME. REMIXES!'

CD1

1. Isolate (Mixhell remix)
2. Slow Light (Maps remix)
3. Wait For Me (Paul Kalkbrenner remix)
4. Pale Horses (Gui Boratto's Last Window remix)
5. Walk With Me (Carl Cox remix)
6. Mistake (Yuksek remix)
7. One Time We Lived (Laurent Wolf remix)
8. Jltf (Chuckie remix)
9. Wait For Me (Laidback Luke remix)
10. Stay Down (Popof remix)
11. Study War (Savage Skulls remix)
12. Shot In the Back Of The Head (Tiesto remix)

CD2 - Exclusive Moby DJ MIX

1. Walk With Me (Carl Cox remix)
2. Shot In The Back Of The Head (Tiesto remix)
3. Wait For Me (Laidback Luke remix)
4. Mistake (Darbruck & Klein remix)
5. Study War (Savage Skulls remix)
6. Jltf (Chuckie remix)
7. Slow Light (Maps remix)
8. One Time We Lived (Sharooz remix)
9. Stay Down (Julien Jewel)
10. Wait For Me (Jean Elan remix)
11. Walk With Me (Jon Rundell remix)
12. Stay Down (Popof remix)
13. Pale Horses (Gui Boratto's Last Window Remix)

'WAIT FOR ME' SINGLE
Standard Bundle:
1. Wait For Me (Edit)
2. One Time We Lived (Acoustic)
3. Wait For Me (Ambient)
4. Gone To Sleep
5. Wait For Me (Moby's Tape remix)

Remix Bundle:

1. Wait For Me (Laidback Luke remix)
2. Wait For Me (Paul Kalkbrenner remix)
3. Wait For Me (Villa remix)
4. Wait For Me (Christoffer Berg Flash Treatment remix)
5. Wait For Me (Yousef remix)
6. Wait For Me (Jean Elan remix)
7. Wait For Me (Zodiac Cartel remix)
8. Wait For Me (Dale Earnhardt JrJr remix)
9. Wait For Me (The Berg Sans Nipple remix)


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