It’s risky to touch a gem, which means anyone trying to come within 10 feet of half of Moby‘s catalogue better tread lightly. From his days as a hyper rave star on ’90s hits “Go” and “Feeling So Real,” to his turn-of-the-millennium time as a dark electronic poet on all of Play, to his genre-bending punky antics on latest release These Systems are Failing, he’s an artist who succeeds by refusing to be boxed-in or over-defined.
His work is certifiably classic, so imagine how much Nick Catchdubs, High Klassified, Madeaux, and Treasure Fingers must have been sweating when they were handed the stems of era-defining tracks like “Porcelain,” “Natural Blues,” “Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad,” and “Go.” The Fool’s Gold artists were given quite the task, to remix those four Moby jams respectively, and while we don’t expect them to be as Earth-shattering as their original counterparts, we have to admit, they did a damn good job.
Nick Catchdubs turned “Porcelain” into a hazy trip-hop hallucination. High Klassified’s take on “Natural Blues” is on some dark-room basement house vibes. Those are the only two out from the four-track remix package so far, though we can promise Madeux’s take on “Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad” will play up to Moby’s guitar-loving side, and Treasure Fingers’ “Go” will keep the original’s spunk alive.
Preorder the full remix package, titled the Black Lacquer EP, and listen to “Porcelain” and “Natural Blues” below.