Moby - Last Night Remixed

You may have consigned Moby to the where-are-they-now? bin. You may not have been aware of Last Night, never mind heard it. You may have taken a quick look at some of the acts - Shapeshifters, Freemasons, Seamus Haji - who have contributed to Last Night Remixed and turned up your dance snob nose in disgust.

Initial listens confirm that this is indeed not an album concerned with dance music's hipper trends, although there are satisfying nods to breakbeat (see General Midi's remix of Alice) and minimal (see Style Of Eye's remix of I Love To Move In Here). Mainly the spotlight is on commercial disco and house. I Love To Move In Here (Holy Ghost! Remix) kicks things off with horns, referencing the 70s in a similar manner to Hercules and Love Affair: forget throwing shapes and pull on some white flares instead. Freemasons' mix of Disco Lies is as cheesily anthemic as you'd expect, its Hed Kandi-ish vibe running into Seamus Haji's uplifting funky house take on I Love To Move In Here, old skool piano riff and all. AC Slater's remix of The Stars curiously finds the past and present shaking hands, mashing rave with bassline.

You can never quite shift the feeling that Moby has had his day. Rather than trying to push forward, he's gone back in hope of finding favour with those who've been following him since his Go days. Yet mainstream and somewhat dated, Last Night Remixed is nonetheless surprisingly enjoyable and should give some comfort to bald 40-somethings who still like to hit the dancefloor.

Overall

7

out of 10

Last updated: 18/04/2018 21:33:11

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