here's part 1 (Thursday) of this 'week in dance'. Part 2 (Friday and Saturday) coming soon....


Spring is finally (maybe?) here in New York - up to a whopping 65 degrees on Tuesday! Warm weather makes me want to do nothing more than go out and get down. This week there is no shortage of opportunities to do so:

Tonight (April 3) Moby continues with the latest in his series of monthly Degenerates parties. This time he brings back New York's own Tommie Sunshine who was fantastic at the November 15th Degenerates party. Croft over at Get Weird Turn Pro (an ace UK-based music blog) recently posted a bunch of rare Tommy Sunshine tunes, sent to him by the man himself. Have a listen. Moby also graces New York with the third Ed Banger to come to town in the past month, DJ Mehdi.


Tracklist (tracks: 1-5 mixed by DJ Mehdi , tracks 6-10 mixed by Feadz, and tracks 11-15 mixed by Busy P):
01 Steed Lord - Dirty Mutha (DJ Mehdi Dirty Remix)
02 Ben Mono Feat Killa Kella - Blind Sweep
03 Puzique - Don't Go
04 Bumblebeez - Dr. Love (Crookers Remix)
05 Surkin - White Knight
06 Kazey & Bulldog - Give It Up
07 High Powered Boys - Hoes Get Down
08 Bobmo - Rock The
09 Feadz - Numanoid
10 Armand Van Helden - J'Taime (Switch Remix/Ed Banger Edit)
11 DSL - Invaders (Busy P Remix)
12 Justice - D.A.N.C.E. (Spank Rock & Mos Def Remix)
13 Das Pop - Fool For Love (SebastiAn Remix)
14 Smith N Hack - Space Warrior
15 Cool Kids - I Rock

Download the whole mix on the top of this post.

I really recommend going to this party at Hiro Ballroom. I've been to most of them so far and each time is better than the last. Moby plays a great mix of new stuff and old school tracks you didn't know you wanted to hear again. The guest deejays he chooses have everyone losing it by the time the night is over. RSVP here for $10 reduced list or buy an advanced ticket for $5.


Moby's new dance album 'Last Night' was released in the US on Tuesday (via Mute). Listen to a sampler at his MySpace.

You can learn a lot about the concept of the record, and what went into making it from Moby and the collaborators in this video:

Moby - Making of Last Night

Moby - Making of Last Night from moby on Vimeo.

And here's the video of his perormance on Conan the other night....

Some photos of Moby playing SXSW with Justice, OVER HERE, and less dancy ones from SXSW, RIGHT HERE.

Moby also recently made an appearance at Terminal 5, and another one at St Ann's. You know how he loves his benefits.

Help him find a buyer for his house.


Part 2 of the Week in Dance (with Friday and Saturday events) coming soon.

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