“Music From Porcelain” is the companion album to Moby’s book of memoirs entitled, Porcelain, (Penguin Press; May 17). 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. By turns funny, disquieting, and moving, his unforgettable memoir, PORCELAIN, he recounts the ups and downs of his fledgling career.
In the midst of this organized chaos, Moby remains 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 finds himself crossing paths with some of the most memorable artist to come out of that era: Madonna, Run-DMC, Jeff Buckley, Sonic Youth. Moby’s is a wide-eyed ride: he gets cursed at publicly for ruining a freestyle session with Darryl McDaniels when he accidentally bumps the turntable, he shares a bathroom—and falling in love at first sight—with a dominatrix at a swingers party, and unwilling to turn down work, spins 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 be embarking on a North American Book Tour throughout May and June. Check out all the dates below.
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
About Thrive Music:
After a three-year break, Thrive Records, has re-launched as Thrive Music. In addition to releases from new an up and coming artists like Cheat Codes, BRKLYN and Hunter Siegel, the label will also be releasing a new album by Paul Oakenfold in the fall.