Electronic music gurus Moby and BT won't have new albums out until the end of the year, but fans can tide themselves over with a few high-profile mix albums and compilations due this spring and summer.
Moby's hit single "Southside," which features No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani on the radio version, is featured in radically different form on at least two mix albums. Johnny Vicious and Tall Paul's latest edition of the Club Nation America series features the "Southside (Pete Heller Park Lane Vocal mix)," while Dave Seaman's new Renaissance Desire mix disc includes "Southside (Pete Heller mix)."
BT's "Never Gonna Come Back Down (Hybrid Echoplex mix)," whose radio edit featuring ex-Soul Coughing singer Mike Doughty was a crossover hit last year, makes the Club Nation America mix. A previously unreleased "Way Out West mix" of "Shame," the second single from BT's Movement in Still Life, is featured on the fifth volume of the popular Plastic series.
Plastic, Volume 5, due July 17 on Nettwerk America, also features several other top DJs and producers, including the Lo Fidelity Allstars, Utah Saints and DJ Tiësto.
Fatboy Slim went the route of Moby and BT as well, offering his club hit "Star 69" to both the Plastic and Club Nation America albums. English dance duo Delerium also make multiple appearances, contributing "Innocente (Deep Dish mix)" to Plastic and "Silence (DJ Tiësto mix)" to Club Nation America.
Tiësto, an upcoming Moonshine Music artist, also adds a remix to the Plastic record, taking on Sarah McLachlan's "Sweet Surrender." In the past, the Canadian singer, who is on the Nettwerk label, had her "I Love You" single remixed by BT for Plastic, Volume 3.
Club Nation America, due April 17 on Ultra, pairs England's Tall Paul and New Jersey's Johnny Vicious, both DJs with premier club residencies and radio shows. Paul DJs for Kiss FM in London on Saturdays, the same night Vicious can be heard on the wheels of steel on WKTU-FM in New York.
Seaman, a UK DJ who cut his teeth with the DMC production crew, will release Renaissance Desire on May 1 on Ultra. He'll support the album with a North American tour.
Moby is currently in his New York home studio working on the follow-up to Play, while BT is scoring the Sylvester Stallone movie "Driven" and preparing a remix album for late fall release, according to spokespeople for the artists.