Written By: Big C
For almost a semi-centennial career, Moby has taken on many interpretations of soundscapes and brought his multi-talents to life. Paying homage to the 1980's underground dance music scene that took over New York City, Moby shares an infectious new twist on the familiar sound in the latest single Should Sleep featuring J.P Bimeni. Unique to its own algorithm, this song embodies the distinct carefree joy that comes with being on a dance floor surrounded by strangers after midnight. With his brand new label Always Centered At Night, Moby had to say:
After disco died in the late '70s, and before house music took the world by storm in the late '80s, New York was home to an underground dance music scene that was curated and maintained by revered DJs like Larry Levan and David Mancuso. As a punk rocker in the early '80s, I went out to clubs like Great Gildersleeves and The Ritz to see bands like Black Flag and Bad Brains.
The track's accompanying video, directed by Moby and Mike Formanski, shows both J.P. and Moby in their elements and happy places: Moby in his home studio, playing a myriad of instruments with his dog pal bagel close by, and J.P. in New Orleans, surrounded by nature as he sings and dances. Like the song, the video was also created independently in two locations, yet it comes together as one, cohesive and vibrant unit. Lookout for more adventures from Moby by following him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Soundcloud, YouTube, TikTok, and Bandcamp. Stream your copy of the track here and listen to the official video below.