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​Moby shares new track featuring the late Benjamin Zephaniah, ‘where is your pride?’

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Moby has shared a brand new track featuring dub poet and animal rights activist Benjamin Zephaniah, who passed away in December 2023 aged 65.

The track, titled ‘where is your pride?’, features spoken word poetry from Zephaniah over a breakbeat, with a “powerful message” delivered in his characteristic, flowing style. Listen below.

Speaking on the track, Moby explains: “As a vegan activist, and as a wise and compassionate man, Benjamin inspired me for many years.”

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“I hope that ‘where is your pride?’ honours his legacy and also draws people’s attention to his life, work, and principles,” he adds.

The track will appear on Moby’s 22nd studio album, ‘always centered at night’, due for release next month on June 14. The record features 13 tracks with features from serpentwithfeet, Lady Blackbird, and more.

‘always centered at night’ also features emerging and established artists from around the world including Sudan’s Gaidaa, Burundian artist J.P. Bimeni, and Jamaica’s Aynzli Jones.

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The record is set to span soul, jazz, breakbeat, trip hop, broken beat, Latin house, and even takes some influence from drum ‘n’ bass, all across 13 tracks.

In September, Moby is set to head on his first tour in more than a decade. He’s due to stop in London, Manchester, Antwerp, Berlin, Paris, and more. Find tickets here, and check out the tracklist and artwork for ‘always centered at night’ below.

Tracklist:

on air ft. serpentwithfeet
dark days ft. Lady Blackbird
where is your pride? ft. Benjamin Zephaniah
transit ft. Gaidaa
wild flame ft. Danaé Wellington
precious mind ft. India Carney
should sleep ft. J.P Bimeni
feelings come undone ft. Raquel Rodriguez
medusa ft. Aynzli Jones
we’re going wrong ft. Brie O’Banion
fall back ft. Akemi Fox
sweet moon ft. Choklate
ache for ft. José James

Gemma Ross is Mixmag’s Assistant Editor, follow her on Twitter

Written by: Tim Hopkins

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