By: Staff –
Moby has announced a new album entitled, Music From Porcelain, which serves as the companion album to his new book of memoirs entitled, Porcelain, which is set for release on May 17th.
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.
“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 mine and other people’s, in a little time capsule to accompany it. These songs all remind me of the New York that I lived in and was smitten with from 1989 – 1999,” Moby says.
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.
In the midst of this organized chaos, Moby remained 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 found himself crossing paths with some of the most memorable artists to come out of that era: Madonna, Run-DMC, Jeff Buckley, Sonic Youth. Moby’s was a wide-eyed ride: he got cursed at publicly for ruining a freestyle session with Darryl McDaniels when he accidentally bumped the turntable, he shared a bathroom—and fell in love at first sight—with a dominatrix at a swingers party, and unwilling to turn down work, spun 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.
Moby will also be embarking on a North American book tour throughout May and June. Check out all the dates below.
Music From Porcelain Track-List
CD 1 – Moby Tracks
Go! (Woodtick Mix)
Next Is the E
Rock the House
Feeling So Real
God Moving Over the Face of the Waters
Come On Baby
That’s When I Reach for My Revolver
Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?
CD 2 – Other Artists
Break 4 Luv – Raze
Pacific State – 808 State
Scenario – A Tribe Called Quest
Definition of a Track – Precious
I’ll House You – Jungle Bros
Top Billin’ – Audio 2
Follow Me – Aly-Us
Raw – Big Daddy Kane
Pause – Run DMC
Energy Flash – Joey Beltram
Anasthesia (Out Of History Mix) – T-99
Feel So Real – Dream Frequency
Plastic Dreams – Jay Dee
Set It Off – Strafe