HI-LO reworks Moby’s ‘Go’ for Black Lacquer remix project [Q&A]

Readers of house and techno trailblazer Moby‘s recently released memoir Porcelain know that his track “Go” opened countless doors for the producer during his rise to stardom. The autobiography chronicles Moby’s early ascension during 1989-1999, dedicating an entire chapter to “Go” where the artist layers “Laura Palmer’s Theme” from Twin Peaks over the B-side to his debut single “Mobility.” The widely popular 90s rave anthem played an instrumental role in Moby’s ability to globalize the dance music genre to its current widespread acclaim.

27 years after the release of “Go,” Moby celebrates the art of the remix by enlisting over 40 producers to rework a handful of his most seminal tracks. Dubbed the Black Lacquer Remix Project, Moby’s new initiative calls on a wide range of artists with diverse electronic music backgrounds to rework tracks including “Porcelain,” “Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad,” “Natural Blues,” and “Go.”

Oliver Heldens‘ takes an deep house twist on “Go” under his HI-LO alias, joining a high-profile list of artists including Above & BeyondHardwellLoco Dice and more. The Dutch magnate adds thumping percussion and orchestral organ sounds to the legendary track, returning “Go” to the forefront of club music. Listen to HI-LO’s fresh take on “Go” below, and dive deeper into his thought process on the remix as follows:

Have you read Moby’s recently released memoir, Porcelain?

Yes, it’s a fantastic book. I really enjoyed reading about the old days, especially from the perspective of a legend like Moby.

Are you familiar with the Black Lacquer Remix Project?

Yes I am. I think it’s a really cool project with Moby reaching out to a diverse spectrum of electronic dance music artists to re-work some of his most seminal tracks. Of course I’m very honoured that I could ...

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