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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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  • 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
  • The_Scientist89

    Гений

    20 Jan 5:34pm Reply
  • larm0

    ти олень тупой иди ти нафиг

    18 Jan 1:16pm Reply
  • The_Star_Rover

    Moby Moby Moby Mobyyyyyyyyyyyyyy! 2015 and u still making great music. So good... (:

    12 Jan 9:54pm Reply
  • Calisthenica

    1 Jan 9:17pm Reply
  • Tranceroute

    Play is a genial album! The top of Richard talent.

    1 Jan 11:49am Reply
  • RJ_mymusic

    he's a genius!

    24 Dec 2014 Reply
  • MrShayton

    "18" is a very good album

    7 Dec 2014 Reply
  • VadiushaKomarov

    Хороший.

    19 Nov 2014 Reply
  • SPaGetTea

    I have the best music library that you ever seen :3

    18 Nov 2014 Reply
  • djcoolak

    fly

    6 Nov 2014 Reply
  • djcoolak

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    6 Nov 2014 Reply
  • georgieMT82

    What is wrong with smoking cigarettes, you embarassing sucker, ha?

    10 Oct 2014 Reply
  • SirRobmon

    why did i delete my scrobbles

    2 Oct 2014 Reply
  • sassy_

    Fuck u moby

    20 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Manic-Insanity

    Feeling So Real & Thousand... Real rave classics. People here forgot which are the real rave anthems!

    16 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Collector97

    Lift Me Up ^^

    11 Sep 2014 Reply
  • Stuart_W88

    Moby is fantastic, almost purely for his 'less is more' musical attitude. His samples, loops, strings and beats are fantastic. There's a beauty in his simplicity which makes him a genius. But then again, he can be very layered too. Great artist.

    4 Sep 2014 Reply
  • juliendu48

    ❤ Porcelain ❤

    1 Sep 2014 Reply
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