NEMONE'S ELECTRONIC 90s SERIES 1 - 3. NEMONE TALKS TO MOBY (320kbs-m4a/129mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 2 broadcast: 7th March 2017
Moby shares his unique story - from the burgeoning dance scene of New York in the early 90s, to the making of 1999's phenomenal runaway success, the album 'Play' - and the dead ends and mishaps in between.
Richard Melville Hall, known by his stage name Moby, is an American DJ, singer, songwriter, musician, photographer and animal rights activist. He is well known for his electronic music, veganism, and support of animal rights. Moby has sold over 20 million albums worldwide. Considered to be one of the most important dance music figures of the early 1990s, Moby helped bring dance music to a mainstream audience both in the UK and in America. It was with his fifth studio album, the electronica and house music-influenced Play, he gained international success. Originally having sold 6,000 copies in its first week, it re-entered the charts in early 2000 and became an unexpected hit, producing eight singles and selling over 10 million copies worldwide.
Moby has also co-written, produced and remixed music for Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Daft Punk, Brian Eno, Pet Shop Boys, Britney Spears, New Order, Public Enemy, Guns N' Roses, Metallica, Soundgarden, and others. Here he talks very openly and honestly about his musical journey.