Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad? was a single from Moby's dance music album Play (1999).
Play has sold over 9 million copies. Other Moby albums include Hotel and Last Night.
Dance music is technology-based, with the DJ playing an important role in mixing and presenting tracks. It is characterised by:
- extensive use of samples and loops
- links to the club scene
- layered textures
The tracks on Play were written and played by Moby and then recorded and mixed at his home studio. The equipment used includes synthesisers, a sampler and drum machine (Roland TR909).
- a synthesiser is a device which generates sounds electronically
- a sampler is a device that can take any sound that is put into it, process it and play it back
- the Roland TR drum machine was one of the first to have programmable rhythms