While he's ventured into mainstream pop and even punk rock over the years, Moby always returns to his dance music roots, as he did on this year's Last Night, which earned an equally warm embrace from globetrotting mega-DJs like Pete Tong and up-and-comers alike. It's the latter group that gets to shine on Last Night Remixed (out tomorrow), a collection of remixed tracks from that album.
Ever the diplomat, Moby doesn't want to single out his absolute faves on this collection, but he does have a soft spot for a few of the remixers, particularly Holy Ghost! "I have a feeling that they'll make the move from remixers and producers to bona fide artists, selling out arenas," Moby opines about the Brooklyn-based DFA Records signees, who re-imagined Last Night's "I Like to Move in Here." "It wasn't so much a remix, as they actually re-recorded the entire song. They even hired a horn section and a new singer. I like the original, but I actually prefer their version."
Another Moby fave: AC Slater. No, not the dude from Saved by the Bell, but another Brooklynite. "I'm an old raver at heart," says Moby, "and I really love that he's re-invented the old rave aesthetic."
For a taste of Last Night Remixed, stream the Kris Menace remix of "Ooh Yeah" right here:
Listen: Moby, "Ooh Yeah"