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Moby Releases ‘where is your pride?’ Video Tribute to Benjamin Zephaniah, Announces New Album and European Tour

  • June 1, 2024
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Moby Releases ‘where is your pride?’ Video Tribute to Benjamin Zephaniah, Announces New Album and European Tour

moby, Benjamin Zephaniah, electronic music, dance music

Renowned New York City-based electronic musician, producer, and activist Moby has released the official video for his latest single “where is your pride?” featuring the late Benjamin Zephaniah. Endorsed by Zephaniah’s family, the video pays homage to his impactful legacy. The track, from Moby’s forthcoming 22nd studio album always centered at night, is a spoken word piece driven by break-beat rhythms, where Zephaniah’s distinctively warm voice powerfully delivers introspective queries on human values. The album, set for release on June 14 and available for pre-order now, promises to be exceptional with its diverse collaborations.

always centered at night highlights Moby’s eclectic taste and knack for collaboration, featuring 13 artists ranging from the well-known to emerging talents. Notable contributors include Sudanese, Netherlands-based singer Gaidaa, Burundian refugee and London-based J.P. Bimeni, and Aynzli Jones from Kingston, now based in London. The album, conceived during twilight hours, blends various styles from three decades of electronic music, showcasing Moby’s evolution in sound. Tracks like the trip-hop “we’re going wrong” featuring Brie O’Banion, the drum ‘n’ bass-infused “medusa” with Aynzli Jones, and the Latin house “feelings come undone” with Raquel Rodriguez, underline the album’s broad sonic scope. Check it out below:

In addition to his musical ventures, Moby is preparing for his first European/UK tour in over a decade to celebrate his seminal album Play, which remains the best-selling electronic album ever. With a portion of the tour already sold out, and profits dedicated to European animal rights groups, this tour marks a significant return to live performances for Moby.

Moby’s career spans multiple facets of the entertainment and activism worlds. He’s not only a celebrated musician but also a passionate animal rights advocate and a pioneering figure in veganism. His recent foray into filmmaking with the Punk Rock Vegan Movie explores the intersection of punk rock culture and animal rights, further showcasing his diverse talents and commitments.

Moby’s Greatest Hits Live in Europe/UK
Celebrating 25 Years of Play
September 2024

September 18 – Manchester, England – The O2 Apollo (JUST ADDED)
September 19 – London, England – The O2
September 21 – Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpaleis (SOLD OUT)
September 22 – Berlin, Germany – Velodrom (SOLD OUT)
September 23 – Düsseldorf, Germany – Mitsubishi Electric Hall
September 24 – Paris, France – Le Zenith (SOLD OUT)
September 25 – Lausanne, Switzerland – Vaudoise Arena (JUST ADDED)

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