New songs by Moby, Groove Armada, Gomez, and The Cult will be included on the upcoming "Gone in 60 Seconds" soundtrack, due June 6.
Moby's "Flower," like many of the songs on his critically acclaimed 1999 album "Play," samples the field recordings of musicologist Alan Lomax. The track, which is used in the opening credits of the film, was recorded six weeks ago between tour dates, Moby's spokesperson said.
Groove Armada's "Rap" is an electronic hip-hop track featuring deep, slow beats. The Brighton, England, duo of Tom Findlay and Andy Cato is currently in rotation on MTV with the Fatboy Slim remix of "I See You Baby" from its February release, "Vertigo" (see "Groove Armada Shakes It On 'I See You' Single, Video").
The "Gone in 60 Seconds" soundtrack also includes a new tracks by British rockers Gomez ("Machismo") and The Cult, who provides the album's first single, "Painted On My Heart," a song which
was originally recorded by Aerosmith (see "The Aerosmith Song You May Never Hear").
Also included is "Never Gonna Come Back Down," a collaboration between techno producer BT and former Soul Coughing frontman M. Doughty from BT's album "Movement In Still Life," due from Nettwerk America on June 6 (see "M. Doughty Talks Solo Plans With BT").
Other artists featured are the Chemical Brothers, Ice Cube, DMX and the Method Man and Redman tag team "Da Rockwilder."
"Gone in 60 Seconds," an action movie about car thieves starring Nicolas Cage and Angelina Jolie, opens June 9.
In other Moby news, the ubiquitous electronic artist releases his fourth "Play" single this week, the melodic "Porcelain." The single features remixes by Rob Dogen and Futureshock.