Moby, it turns out, doesn’t think there are enough options in New York for club kids on the prowl for a “degenerate night out dancing.” His remedy: a lineup of DJs (called the “Degenerates”) handpicked by Mr. Play himself are to spin at Hiro Ballroom, beneath the Maritime Hotel, starting this Thursday, Oct. 11. As the society truffle-pig explains in a press release sent out today, Monday, the city’s nightlife landscape has been altered drastically since he was “growing up in Manhattan.” Apparently, the meaning of “growing up in Manhattan” has changed, too—it now applies to those reared in tony waterfront towns like Darien, Connecticut. Who knew?
Join Moby and a changing line-up of dj’s, as they bring you “Degenerates,” the first in a series of DJ nights at Hiro Ballroom on Thursday, October 11.
“When I was growing up in Manhattan in the early 80’s you could go dancing anywhere: Area, Fallout Shelter, Danceteria, etc. Now in 2007 your options for a degenerate night out dancing in Manhattan are more limited. With this in mind, I wanted to start a fun and dirty and eclectic night of dance music, called ‘Degenerates’. Hopefully on the night people will somehow be inspired by the name.”
Moby has also invited Juan McClean, Stretch Armstrong (his former NYC roommate), and DFA artist Alex Frankel to DJ the inaugural “Degenerates” – which is slated to become a regular NYC residency for Moby.
Moby is set to release his next album, ‘Last Night’, on Mute in Spring 2008.
“Degenerates” will also be a testing ground for new Moby material, so come down for an amazing party.