Moby has been making music since he was 9 years old. He started out playing classical guitar and then went on to play with seminal connecticut hardcore punk group The Vatican Commandoes when he was 13. He started deejaying after leaving college, and was a fixture in the late ’80s New York house and hip-hop scenes.
He released his first single, “Go,” in 1991(listed as one of Rolling Stone’s best records of all time), and has been making albums ever since. His own records have sold more than 20,000,000 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 filmmakers.
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.