Internationally renowned DJ, producer, artist and composer Moby takes listeners on a track-by-track account of his acclaimed album Play.
Internationally renowned DJ, producer, artist and composer Moby takes listeners on a track by track account of his acclaimed album Play.
20 years after its release, Moby talks about the making of the record, how he found the samples he used and why it struck such a chord globally, leading to over 9 million worldwide sales.
In this programme, he talks about his failings as a musician, how Gwen Stefani came to sing on the album and the grief he suffered after his mother’s death. He also talks openly about how no one wanted to sign the album and gives a fascinating insight into the music industry at the time and why he thinks the album proved so popular.
The album Play was released in 1999 and includes tracks such as Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad, Porcelain, Natural Blues and Honey. It was meant to be Moby’s last ever album, but due to its success, this record propelled him into a new sphere establishing global success and his place in the music industry.