Electro musician Moby
birth namee: Richard Melville Hall


September 11, 1965, New York, NY

The secret history of contemporary dance music has only become clear in hindsight. In the early ā€™90s, aficionados realized that electronic music reconciled American hip hop with English acid house, while drawing from elements as diverse as Jamaican dub and German disco. But supposedly it had nothing to do with blues and soul and rock ā€˜nā€™ roll. ‘Play,’ Moby's sixth album, proves that's a lie. ~ Salon.com: Moby ~ June 8, 1999 © Salon

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Moby is perhaps the most well-known name in the subculture of music and style known as techno. This fast-paced electronic dance music is mainly heard at nightclubs, parties, and especially “raves,” generally described as giant, marathon dance parties. While raves are notorious for rampant drug use, Moby is substance-free and Christian, although he admits a weakness for chasing members of the opposite sex. He steers clear of alcohol, drugs, and tobacco, and is also a vegan, someone who does not consume any meat or animal products, including dairy or eggs. Despite the contradictions inherent between this lifestyle and that of hedonistic ravers, Moby is arguably the leader of the techno genre. ~ Musicianguide: Moby ~ retrieved July 5, 2013 © Musicianguide

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