DJ Moby

Born 11 September 1965.

electronic musician Richard Melville Hall

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Moby on Innocents

Mark chats with Moby about his latest album, Innocents.

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Richard Melville Hall (born September 11, 1965), known by his stage name Moby, is an American singer-songwriter, musician, DJ and photographer. He is well known for his electronic music, vegan lifestyle, and support of animal rights. Moby has sold over 20 million albums worldwide. AllMusic considers him "one of the most important dance music figures of the early '90s, helping bring the music to a mainstream audience both in the UK and in America".

Moby gained attention in the early 1990s with his electronic dance music work, which experimented in the techno and breakbeat hardcore genres. With his fifth studio album, the electronica and house-influenced Play, he gained international success. Originally released in mid-1999, the album sold 6,000 copies in its first week, and it re-entered the charts in early 2000 and became an unexpected hit, producing eight singles and selling over 10 million copies worldwide. Moby followed the album in 2002 with 18, which was also successful, selling over 5 million copies worldwide and receiving mostly positive reviews, though some criticized it for being too similar to Play.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Destroyed

    Destroyed 2011

    Reviewed by Iain Moffatt
    Moby’s 10th album is among his most enduring endeavours yet.
  2. Review of Wait For Me

    Wait For Me 2009

    Reviewed by Lou Thomas
    An elegant, thoughtful record.
  3. Review of Last Night

    Last Night 2008

    Reviewed by Jerome Blakeney
    Has the 42-year old friend of advertisers the world over made a mid-life crisis album?
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