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David Lynch to Issue Remix EP Featuring Moby, Bastille

The limited-edition vinyl release will be available on Record Store Day

March 11, 2014 11:30 AM ET
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David Lynch
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Since Crazy Clown Time is pretty much all the time for David Lynch, the movie director and musician has planned a remix EP for Record Store Day that will contain four new versions of songs from his 2013 LP The Big Dream. The 12-inch, which will be available on clear red vinyl, will feature remixing by Moby, Bastille, Hot Since 82 and Peter Björn and John's Björn Yttling, according to NME.

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Moby's double take, which he has dubbed a "reversion," on "The Big Dream" features new contributions by the DJ's sometime collaborator vocalist Mindy Jones. Her hushed, whispery vocals transform the track from a quirky, outré noise-blues experiment into a chilly, more refined ethereal post-pop song. To Moby's credit, it sounds like something that would appear on the soundtrack to a Lynch movie.

Lynch, who put out a different remix of "The Big Dream" by Venetian Snares last year, recently explained his musical tastes to Rolling Stone, when the David Lynch Foundation honored producer Rick Rubin with a "Lifetime of Harmony Award." "I love the blues. And I love rhythm and blues, and Elvis Presley taking off from those two things," he said. "And I like rockabilly, and I like the Beatles—my favorite Beatles song is 'Across the Universe.' I like Jimi Hendrix and I like Bob Dylan. ZZ Top is one of my all-time favorite bands. When I first heard them, I said, 'These people have got the power. And the roots are there.' But they just kick butt." And what is his favorite ZZ Top song? "Sharp-Dressed Man."

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