Via Los Angeles, CA, USA
Moby has been making music since he was nine years old. He started out playing classical guitar and then went on to play with seminal Connecticut hardcore punk group The Vatican Commandos when he was 13. He started DJing after leaving college, and was a fixture in the late '80s New York house and hip-hop scenes. Moby's latest album, Innocents, his most collaborative project to date, featuring Wayne Coyne, Cold Specks, Damien Jurado, Mark Lanegan and Skylar Grey, was released in October 2013.
Moby released his first single, "Go" (listed as one of Rolling Stone's best records of all time), " in 1991and has been making albums ever since. His own records have sold over 20 million copies worldwide, and he's also produced and remixed scores of other artists, including David Bowie, Metallica, the Beastie Boys and Public Enemy, among others.
He has toured tirelessly, playing well over 3,000 concerts in his career, and has also had his music used in hundreds of different films, including Heat, Any Given Sunday, Tomorrow never dies and The Beach, among others.
Moby works closely with a variety of different charities, including the Humane Society and the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function, and in 2007 he launched "mobygratis," which provides free music for independent film makers.