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New York, United States (1982 – present)

Moby (born Richard Melville Hall on September 11, 1965, in Harlem, New York) is an American musician, , DJ and photographer. He is well-known for his electronic music, vegan lifestyle, and support of animal rights. From beginning as a musician in 1982, Moby gained attention in the early 1990s with his electronic dance music work that experimented in the and genres. He has sold over 20 million albums worldwide. He has also released music under the names Voodoo Child, Barracuda, U.H.F., The Brotherhood, DJ Cake, Lopez, On the Rim of the Wheel a Nail, and Brainstorm/Mindstorm.

Moby plays keyboards, guitar and bass guitar. He took his performing name from the novel Moby-Dick by Herman Melville, who is his great-great-granduncle. His work, while focused in general on various forms of music, have explored many other styles.

Early years

Moby used to be in a band called the Vatican Commandos, which was formed in 1980. The group evolved away from punk in 1989 for music. He realized his music tastes and growth were going in a different direction than his previous band’s vibe, and he broke off on his own.

His first album “The Story So Far (aka Moby)” featured the single “Go”, which gained popularity in many discos, and earned a spot on the UK charts. The song is so popular that Moby still plays “Go” regularly in his sets. “Go” is a track using the string line from “Laura Palmer’s Theme” from the TV drama Twin Peaks.

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  • SPaGetTea

    ♥ Favorite band ♥

    15 May 6:59am Reply
  • MaskedMokona

    moby please tell me why does my heart?

    14 May 1:27am Reply
  • jessyrocker

    Amazing

    6 May 12:04am Reply
  • daizoe

    Yo! Anyone mind helping me finding out which moby songs that starts at 23:00 http://urplay.se/Produkter/187970-Kanda-byggnader-berattar-Salkinstitutet-i-Kalifornien

    29 Apr 9:41pm Reply
  • lilusia12

    "Play" to mistrzostwo typa. Chciałabym się od niego uczyć jak bawić się w elektronikę. [2] Roman, jesteś najlepszy. [2]

    28 Apr 11:38pm Reply
  • grunge1ofil

    Roman, jesteś najlepszy.

    17 Apr 3:33pm Reply
  • sandrarichm

    Just Great

    10 Apr 6:09am Reply
  • PsixoSo

    Все чаще возвращаюсь к нему.

    5 Apr 6:21pm Reply
  • Julia_Ilinskaya

    когда-нибудь я услышу его в живую

    28 Mar 2:05pm Reply
  • Pani_Kika89

    "Play" to mistrzostwo typa. Chciałabym się od niego uczyć jak bawić się w elektronikę.

    26 Mar 6:51am Reply
  • Pasha_RS

    Он такой один, Moby.

    19 Mar 7:43pm Reply
  • tre_pilar

    https://www.mixcloud.com/tre_pilar/i/

    15 Mar 3:08pm Reply
  • Mr_Johnny_Space

    как же вы заебали менять картинку, оставьте что-нибудь одно уже

    12 Mar 6:10am Reply
  • Arkandast

    Познакомился я с ним ещё в 2008 году и тогда с первых же нот мне понравились его замечательные песни и Ambient мелодии. Смело могу заявить, что он входит в число самых любимых исполнителей, и если тогда в 2008 году был last.fm и вообще интернет, то на скробблил бы уйму его песен. Ни капли не надоедают даже. Несомненно, самые крутые и лучшие альбомы это: "Play" и "18", но также к этому списку хотелось бы добавить, что "I like to Score" и "Play: The B Sides" ни в чём не уступают им. Помню, как в те времена под его песни стихи сочинял. Эх..спасибо ему за то, что он сделал, вдохновитель.

    3 Mar 3:04pm Reply
  • sandrabjorg

    Love it

    18 Feb 5:32pm Reply
  • leneheart

    14 Feb 10:01pm Reply
  • Antuanes

    best

    7 Feb 3:05pm Reply
  • Empathy82

    Ich liebe ihn!

    28 Jan 8:22pm Reply
  • StevenMarkowitz

    Is Moby still a vegan? (That's at least one thing he has in common with "Sonic Soup Monkey")

    24 Jan 2:59am Reply
  • FeatgaryTD

    "Wait for Me" has some of the most melancholic, majestic and poignant soundscapes of Moby's career. Definitely is my favorite (and probably the best) album.

    23 Jan 8:15pm Reply
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