Moby Joins Mute North America, Returns to the Underground

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Many of us dumb Americans probably don’t know that Moby (yes, that guy) has a long history with Mute Records, having dropped releases for the label just about everywhere except North America.

It’s tough to imagine the dance legend’s recent synth-pop excursions being distributed by the same imprint responsible for the noise of Throbbing Gristle and the always-controversial cuts of Laibach, but it’s true nonetheless.

Now he’s made the switch over to Mute North America for the first time, and something tells us his forthcoming, yet-to-be titled album may not be geared toward yoga zealots and soccer moms attempting hipness. If his work of late–which includes a tripped-out remix of Djuma Soundsystem for Get Physical’s recently released five-year anniversary comp, as well as an all-rave set in Brooklyn with the Cut and Trouble & Bass DJs–is anything to go by, it looks like homeboy may be ready to dig his way back to the underground. Time will tell…

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