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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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  • Collector97

    Lift Me Up ^^

    11 Sep 9:32pm 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 6:57am Reply
  • juliendu48

    ❤ Porcelain ❤

    1 Sep 8:12pm Reply
  • FeatgaryTD

    This bald guy rocks

    1 Sep 6:52pm Reply
  • HW-DiEnd

    GOD

    31 Aug 11:41pm Reply
  • erikngn

    The Only Thing is just fantastic.

    27 Aug 12:25am Reply
  • makushka1

    niqart бред не неси

    23 Aug 7:34pm Reply
  • niqart

    Daft Punk - вот музыка для дошколят. Moby намного разностороннее

    18 Aug 10:35pm Reply
  • FlanMusicMania

    http://clubnights.wordpress.com/2014/08/17/summerbreeze-2014/

    17 Aug 3:21am Reply
  • chumakamuch

    МИ ЗА МОВУ!

    4 Aug 11:49am Reply
  • Raumaia17

    i don't like his music at all......no wait...i LOVE IT!

    4 Aug 5:14am Reply
  • OG-Gurda

    i dont like his music at all.

    3 Aug 11:39pm Reply
  • Duderismo

    Go - Twin peaks. I love it!

    29 Jul 7:42am Reply
  • PanyaTanina

    Rushing <3

    21 Jul 7:28am Reply
  • BornInSodom_

    Extreme Ways and Bourne films <3

    21 Jul 3:51am Reply
  • Booaaa

    Ну не скажи, что не меняется. Он достаточно разный. И техно, и эмбиент есть. Даже хэви метал альбом ззаписал. Просто обожаю его, хах.

    19 Jul 11:12am Reply
  • Carpe4Diem

    Еще один диванный музыкальный эстет, но в лице Григория Викторовича Лепса, только с меньшим словарным запасом и излагающим мысли в стиле MDK, добавь себе харизмы, дружище, не позорься.

    18 Jul 9:44am Reply
  • drochlen

    Уже много раз было замечено, что музыка его вообще не меняется вот уже третий десяток лет, но в то же время и фанатов не разочаровывает. Забавный мужик

    17 Jul 9:00pm Reply
  • grisha_leps

    электроника для дошколят

    17 Jul 7:07am Reply
  • Lidiss1995

    Natural Blues ♥

    8 Jul 2:04pm Reply
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