Electronica maestro Moby recently shot yet another video, his third, for his single "Bodyrock" while in New York City to DJ at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards.The new "Bodyrock" clip was directed by Steve Carr (Jay-Z's "Can I Get A...") and will feature appearances from Run-DMC's Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, Doug E. Fresh, and DJ Red Alert. The day before the awards ceremony, Moby admitted to MTV News that he didn't really care much for the first take on "Bodyrock," so the original clip never made it onto the small screen. Moby instead chose to have the audition tapes for the first video edited together with his "reaction footage," which was shot many months later, for the current "Bodyrock" clip. "We've now got three 'Bodyrock' videos," Moby said. "Originally there was a Swedish director named Frederick Bond, and he had this idea [to make] a video with just one guy dancing. In order to do
that, we had to audition 80 different people. So they sent me the auditions, and I watched the auditions, and I was like, 'We don't need to make a video. We have these phenomenal auditions.'""But we made the video, spent like $100,000 on it, and it stunk," he said. "Then we went back to the auditions and edited the footage together, and that's how we ended up with this audition video. We just shot a new video for 'Bodyrock,' with Steve Carr. It's sort of like the big budget-colorful-dancing 'Bodyrock' video." "At the end of the day," Moby said. "I don't know which [video] will be better, the one that was made for $20 or the one that was made for $200,000." [RealVideo] Moby has just signed on
to so a New Year's Eve
gig at the Cameo Theater in Miami Beach and is also in talks to contribute a song to the soundtrack for the film "Next Friday," also directed by Steve Carr. The sequel to 1995's "Friday," starring Ice Cube, is due out in December (see "Ice Cube Talks 'Next Friday'").
-- Tina Johnson and David Basham