Inspired by the recent chart success of a cover of a DEF artist’s track we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite covers by and of DEF artists. Featuring Robyn, Moby, Röyksopp, Susanne Sundfør & Fever Ray.
This weekend’s Glastonbury Festival saw the return of M83 after their debut in 2005. You can watch the performance in full here. Moby was the first to perform at Glastonbury in 1998, returning in 2001 before going to the headline in 2003 as the first def artist. In 2005, both Röyksopp & Mylo returned having made their respective debuts in 2003 & 2004 respectively. Robyn made her only appearance at the festival so far in 2011.
Röyksopp made their Coachella debut this weekend. Moby was the first of our artists to perform, playing at the first ever Coachella in 1999. M83 made their Coachella debut in 2005 and Mylo DJ’d before Madonna in 2006. Fever Ray played in 2010 and Robyn in 2011. M83 returned in 2012 followed by Moby’s legendary DJ set in 2013. The Knife played Coachella as part of their Shaking The Habitual tour in 2014. M83 started their worldwide Junk Tour their in 2016.
moby is working on another album inspired by the friendly apocalypse which is due for release in 2015. he’s also writing a memoir that will be released in 2016. he’s also taking more pictures of the aforementioned friendly apocalypse.
Moby has launched an innovative campaign with BitTorrent, sharing the entire stem catalog from innocents as a BitTorrent Bundle. Download the Bundle here, and unlock the album experience: four new tracks, three music videos, and album art. Find out more about the Bundle here, with further instructions for downloading.
one of the things that i love about the digital present (as opposed to the digital future) is the way in which people can bypass the old and arbitrary gate-keepers. i’m personally a huge fan of the back and forth dialectic that’s possible with things like bittorrent, when information is shared and modified and the lines between, creator and audience are ultimately blurred. –Moby