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Deep West & Moloko’s Collab Is Fueled By Unexpected Vinyl/Needle Glitch

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DJ and producer Deep West teams up with iconic British duo Moloko for their new collaboration, “On My Mind, which is out on Tiësto’s Musical Freedom label. Longtime fans of Moloko may recognize a sample of their classic hit “The Time Is Now.”

Deep West stumbled upon the track during a vinyl session. A glitch in the needle turned out to be the catalyst for burning inspiration, and “On My Mind” turned into a truly immersive reimagination with Moloko.

Featuring Moloko’s original vocals and a deep, groovy bassline atop dance-worthy melodies, the track fuses vintage vinyl vibes with modern beats to make for a sonic experience that’s poised to capture hearts and dancefloors around the globe. The track is Deep West’s first release on Musical Freedom under this fresh new moniker after he ghost-produced for other artists’ Top 10 hits many years ago.

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“At the house of a friend, an avid vinyl collector, I stumbled upon Moloko’s classic hit – “The Time Is Now.” I started playing the track from the original vinyl, but the needle glitched right at the end of the line, ‘You’re the first thing and the last thing on my mind.’ This unexpected glitch was a creative revelation. Back in the studio, I produced ‘On My Mind,’ sampling this timeless club classic from Moloko.” — Deep West

Deep West

Meet Deep West, the international DJ and music producer who is taking the tech house scene by storm. Deep West brings a fresh perspective to the electronic music scene with his very own fusion of tech house and sweet Miami rhythms that keep the crowd grooving all night long. Having produced and ghost-produced other artists with several top-ten hits many years back, he took a break from music production. Now he is back with a brand-new sound and a fresh alias: Deep West. In 2023, he is releasing tracks through Musical Freedom, Spinnin’ Records, and others and has some exciting collaborations in the works with major dance artists such as Moloko, Dubdogz, and others. He has already landed on the playlists of Tiesto, Alok, Mike Williams, and others. With his talent, experience, and dedication to the craft, he is unleashing the good life wherever he plays.

Moloko

The Sheffield-based dance-pop duo Moloko is the result of Irish-born singer Roisin Murphy’s attempt to pick up mixer/producer Mark Brydon at a 1994 party with the come-on, “Do you like my tight sweater? See how it fits my body.” Brydon saw musical potential in her attitude, and the two formed a creative and romantic partnership. The band’s full-length debut, inevitably named Do You Like My Tight Sweater?, came out in 1995 and was an equal mix of Murphy’s slinky attitude and Brydon’s musical prowess. The album combined dance, funk, and trip-hop elements in an approach similar to Portishead or Massive Attack but with a sense of humor and sass unique to Moloko. Though the album’s U.S. release occurred nearly a year later, the single “Fun for Me” was featured prominently on the Batman & Robin soundtrack and received some radio airplay. Moloko toured with kindred musical spirits such as Pulp, built a home studio, and recorded the follow-up to “Do You Like My Tight Sweater?,” titled “I Am Not a Doctor.” Released in 1998 (and late 1999 in the US), the album continued in Moloko’s witty, funky tradition and featured their breakthrough single, “Sing It Back.” The group’s third album, “Things to Make and Do,” which included the hits “The Time Is Now,” “Pure Pleasure Seeker,” and “Indigo,” was issued in the U.K. in the spring of 2000 and was released in the States later that year via Roadrunner. Even today, the hit “The Time Is Now” has >66mn plays on Spotify and was a top ten hit in many European countries when it first came out. Brydon and Murphy’s romantic relationship ended just before they began work on 2002’s Statues; after finishing the tour supporting the album, Moloko disbanded.

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Hi, my name is Erick Ycaza. I have a BA in Advertising & Graphic Design. This blog is to provide you with daily music news and share my personal style.

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