Biography

Future musician and social activist Richard Melville Hall was born in Harlem, New York. He grew up in Darien, Connecticut. Since his early childhood he was nicknamed Moby – in the honor of the novel Moby Dick of American Classic Henry Melville, who was an ancestor of the artist. Having learned to play several instruments, Moby became a member of the hardcore punk command Vatican Commandos. Since 1985, he was also well-known as a DJ. Moby signed to Instinct Records after he got the degree in sociology. In the beginning of 90's, the singer got famous for his progressive track Go, which used the musical theme of Laura Palmer from the cult series Twin Pix. In 1991, his first album The Story So Far, also known as Moby, was released. In 1993, Moby toured with such stars of electronica as The Prodigy, Aphex Twin and Orbital.

In 1995, the disc Everything Is Wrong saw light. It received high critical acclaim. In 1996, the musician released the double issue of remixes called Everything Is Wrong: Mixed and Remixed. Soon after it label Instinct Records published the collection of Moby's unpublished tracks Rare: The Collected B-Sides 1989-1993.One of the songs from this compilation, Thousand, entered the Guinness Record Book as the fastest composition to date – its speed exceeds one thousand beats per minute. In 1996, Moby also turned to electronic rock with the Animal Rights full-length. The release of Moby's collection of music, contributed to films - I Like to Score – was darkened by his than label’s refusal to work with the artist because of lack of financial success. However, in 1999, the singer made a forceful breakthrough with his creation Play. It came into history as the first disc to have all of its tracks licensed.

The next full-length 18 was noticed for its cosmic dance composition We Are All Made of Stars. In 2001, Moby became the founder of rock festival Area: One Festival. Around the same time, Moby got into confrontation with rapper Eminem. It resulted in a quarrel of the artists at the MTV Music Awards 2002 ceremony. The musician also cooperated with Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Britney Spears and Public Enemy. His Hotel album of 2005 amused the listeners with the absence of samples – Moby wrote all the material himself and contributed vocals with Laura Dawn. Above the fact that Moby played an important role in the electronic music popularization, he is known for his activism in different movements in the defense of animals. In 2006, he released the best songs collection Go: The Very Best Of Moby with the dynamical single New York, New York, decorated with Debbie Harry’s vocals. In April 2008, Moby presented the listeners with his new disc Last Night. Wonderful singles Alice and Disco Lies demonstrate Moby's admiration for the dance music of New York City. In 2009, the celebrated artist made an unexpected move towards the music of his earliest period and released an album called Wait For Me. This record’s music was completely different from the later effort by Moby and is designated to open a new chapter in his rich biography.

Studio Albums

Moby, Hotel : Ambient mp3Hotel : Ambient
2014
  • Downtempo
  • Ambient
Moby, Innocents mp3Innocents
2013
  • Downtempo
Moby, Destroyed mp3Destroyed
Paradoxically, the album Destroyed which was created almost spontaneously in a journey proves to be the longest one in Moby's discography – it lasts more than seventy minutes and offers fifteen marvelous tracks
2011
  • Downtempo
  • Ambient House
Moby, Wait for Me mp3Wait for Me
The US musician Moby recorded the ninth studio long-play Wait For Me. This album not only became the artist's return to the early style, but also the best his creation for the last decade
2009
  • Ambient
  • Downtempo
  • Electronic
Moby, Last Night mp3Last Night
Conceptual record Last Night is devoted to New-York club life and presents a music trip one night long compressed within the frames of a 65 minute album. Moby passes the microphone to other vocalists
2008
  • Dance-Pop
  • Electronic
  • House
Moby, Hotel mp3Hotel
A former club DJ, Moby has gone on to make a name for himself as a great producer, collaborator, and jack-of-all-trades musician. During the last 15 years, the Moby has made all kinds of different music: techno and
2005
  • Ambient
  • Electronic
  • Pop
  • Pop/Rock
Moby, 18 mp318
2002
  • Ambient
  • Ambient Pop
  • Downtempo
  • Electronic
  • House
  • Pop/Rock
Moby, Move mp3Move
2001
    Moby, Play mp3Play
    1999
      Moby, Animal Rights mp3Animal Rights
      1997
      • Ambient
      • Punk Rock
      Moby, Animal Rights mp3Animal Rights
      1996
      • Ambient
      • Punk Rock
      Moby, Everything Is Wrong mp3Everything Is Wrong
      1995
      • Ambient
      • Downtempo
      • Electronic
      • House
      • Punk Rock
      • Techno
      Moby, Ambient mp3Ambient
      1993
      • Ambient
      • Ambient House
      • Ambient Techno
      • Electronic
      Moby, Moby mp3Moby
      1992
      • Acid House
      • House
      • Techno

      EP

      Moby, Everyone Is Gone mp3Everyone Is Gone
      2013
      • Ambient Pop
      • Downtempo

      Compilation albums

      Moby, Play: The B Sides mp3Play: The B Sides
      2000
      • Downtempo
      • Electronic
      Moby, I Like to Score mp3I Like to Score
      1997
      • House
      • Techno
      Moby, Early Underground mp3Early Underground
      1993
      • Electronic
      • House

      Remixes

      Moby, Everything Is Wrong: Mixed & Remixed mp3Everything Is Wrong: Mixed & Remixed
      1996
      • Ambient
      • Downtempo
      • Electronic
      • House
      • Techno
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