Oliver Heldens Honors the Glory Days of Rave With a Remix of Moby's 'Go:' Exclusive Premiere
"Up until about 1990, it depended what night of the week it was -- some nights I was a hip-hop DJ, some nights I was a house music DJ, some nights I played freestyle and dancehall reggae," Moby told Billboard earlier this year. “You had to have all these records in order to have a job.”
At the same time, he was also working on music of his own. "Go" was a crucial track for Moby's fledgling career as a producer – it climbed to No. 10 in the U.K., giving him his first solo hit. Two vocal motifs serve as the track's engine. One is a moaning snippet, alluring but indecisive. The second is straightforward and commanding: a shout of "go!"
Moby asked Oliver Heldens – working under his HI-LO moniker – to remix the track. Heldens keeps the interplay between the two vocal lines constant, but changes the backdrop, adding a buzzy synth and dollops of hand percussion. Listen below.
Moby recently released a new memoir titled Porcelain. He accompanied it with a compilation album that debuted at No. 6 on the Top Dance/Electronic albums chart.