Musician and disc jockey American born on September 11, 1992 in Darien (Conn.). His career began at the beginning of the 1990s with a music mix of techno and rock hard trove. His real name is Richard Melville Hall. His nickname is due to the name used in his famous novel Moby Dick by Herman Melville (Moby says that Melville was an ancestor of his).
He learned to play the classical guitar at the age of ten. He soon began playing in bands as The Vatican commandos, hardcore combo Flipper and Ultra Vivid Scene, the Group of his countryman Kurt Ralske, where played guitar for some time. He graduated in philosophy, are known their anti-drug campaigns and his Christian faith, apart from their vegetarianism.
At the end of the Decade of the eighties, his attention focused on the rave scene / dance that began to emerge, and his debut came with the single "Go", a theme techno built around an existing composition in the soundtrack of the David Lynch TV series Twin Peaks. This reached number ten on the UK charts in 1991.
Framed within the British independent company Mute Records, Moby released a series of simple until the edition of their first album, "Move, I Feel It", on whose b side was "Thousand", the fastest song in the world, according to the Guinness Book of records, with 1015 BPM). These were "Hymn" and "Everytime You Touch Me", all of them published between 1993 and 1995.
In 1992 came out an album on the independent label Instinct Records, available initially only for the North American market; his title was Moby, and its date of issue, 1992. But, apart from his success with "Go", Moby began to be known from 1993 with the release of their first album on Mute, Ambient. However, his fame definitely outperformed Everything Is Wrong, appeared album in 1995.
In 1996 Moby took a turn in his career, as he introduced a heavy load of rock in their new subjects, despite facing a largely to dancefloors. "That´s When I Reach For My Revolver" was the simple in advance of their new album, Animal Rights. This album was the consecration of the musician, while the giro career puzzled many of his followers.
A year later he released I Like To Score, a collection of instrumental pieces that had appeared in some films, such as Heat, Scream or a version of the famous James Bond theme. Also included a version of the "New Dawn Fades" of Joy Division, and up to the year 199 wouldn't a new album from the New Yorker, Play, the latest album from Moby in the 1990s whose life continued until well into the year 2000 thanks to the singles taken from it, as "Bodyrock" or "Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad".
Apart from his solo career, the list of collaborations as producer and remazclador of other topics is endless. Almost any group that boasts of the Decade of the nineties has passed through his hands. Note the names of Erasure, Pet Shop Boys, The Prodigy, Brian Eno, B-52's, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Metallica, Orbital or Blur, to name a few of the best known.
Moby has published already in the century XXI 18 (2002) and Hotel (2005).