Moby was born in new york city, but grew up in connecticut, where he started making music when he was 9 years old. he started out playing classical guitar and studied music theory, and then went on to play with seminal connecticut hardcore punk group 'the vatican commandoes' when he was 14. he then played with post-punk band 'awol' while studying philosophy at the university of connecticut and suny purchase. he started dj'ing while attending college, and was a fixture in the late 80's new york house and hip-hop scenes, dj'ing at clubs such as mars, red zone, mk, and the palladium.
He released his first single, 'go' in 1991(listed as one of rolling stones best records of all time), and has been making albums ever since. his own records have sold over 20,000,000 copies worldwide, and he's also produced and remixed scores of other artists, including david bowie, metallica, the beastie boys, public enemy, among others.
Moby has toured extensively, playing well over 3,000 concerts in his career. he has also had his music used in hundreds of different films, including 'heat', 'any given sunday', 'tomorrow never dies', and 'the beach', among others.
Currently he's touring in support of his most recent album, 'wait for me', as well as working closely with a variety of different charities, including the humane society and the institute for music and neurologic function.
I hope you have a nice weekend. Call me A sissy but I never want to live anywhere cold again. http://t.co/cxNol2dF
News: Very ltd 180g heavyweight vinyl signed re-pressing of Play and 18 on the Moby store now: http://t.co/oqn5Pfqd
Oscar niemeyer has passed away? How sad, he was a legend and a genius and a visionary. Very very sad.
here's an amazing picture of a happy couple getting married in washingon state today. congratulations. http://t.co/lcOI5hac
congratulations to @photek for his grammy nomination for 'lie down in darkness'. it's a really great remix, well deserved nomination.