Moby reworks ‘Extreme Ways’ with The Temper Trap’s Doug Mandagi

Song appears on Resound NYC

Multi-Platinum selling singer, songwriter and producer, Moby, releases the orchestral rework of “Extreme Ways,” featuring Dougy Mandagi of the Australian indie rock band The Temper Trap, taken from the anticipated release of Moby’s 20th studio album, Resound NYC on May 12th through Deutsche Grammophon.

“Extreme Ways” was originally released as the second single from Moby’s sixth studio album 18 on June 24, 2002 and features as the title track on all five Bourne films. Groove driven orchestral strings, brass and choir, set against vexed vocals from Moby and Doug Mandagi elevate “Extreme Ways” (Resound NYC) to dramatic effect.

“My original goal with ‘Extreme Ways’ was to make it sound like a track from Physical Graffiti or Exile on Main Street, and while it’s clearly not worthy of being on one of those albums I think with the brass section and choir we’ve been able to give it a sonic heft that is pretty satisfying,” Moby shares.

On Resound NYC Moby reimagines and orchestrates 15 of his most iconic tracks written or recorded in New York from the years 1994 to 2010, with guest vocalists including Gregory Porter, Ricky Wilson (Kaiser Chiefs), Margo Timmons, and Amythyst Kiah. Last month Moby shared Walk with Me featuring Lady Blackbird, plus the “Always Centred at Night” remix

Resound NYC is the follow up to Moby’s acclaimed album Reprise, which featured guests including Kris Kristofferson, Mark Lanegan, Jim James, and Skylar Grey.

While many of the vocalists on Resound NYC are well known names, others are less familiar. Moby discovered P.T. Banks singing in a wedding band in Texas, while the elderly father of mesmerizingly soulful Danielle Ponder joins her on the remake of Run On.

The music pioneer’s 20th studio album reflects perhaps the most defining era in Moby’s musical life, from his former home and birth place New York City. It was there he began his music career playing in punk rock bands, and DJ’ing at underground clubs in and around New York.

Revisiting his past whilst reimagining his future has resulted in Resound NYC, an album packed full of thrilling music, a classic reworking of definitive and era defining songs, once again reminding us of the incredible scope and relevance of Moby’s musical talent.

Buddy Iahn
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