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Royksopp - 39% match to Moby

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 2000s
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This highly acclaimed Norwegian down-tempo electronica act comprises Svein Berge (Tromsø, Norway) and Torbjørn Brundtland (b. 10 May 1975, Tromsø, Norway). Their unusual name is taken from the Norwegian word for the Lycoperdale fungus, a type of mushroom that will make a smoky cloud if touched. The childhood friends grew up in Tromsø, a small city Read more

Groove Armada - 38% match to Moby

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This UK electronica duo comprises Tom Findlay (Cambridge, England; bass, trumpet, keyboards, sampler) and Andy Cato (b. Andrew Cocup, Yorkshire, England; trombone, keyboards, bass). Cato, a 6 feet 8 inches tall Yorkshireman, grew up playing in a colliery brass band and listening to disco music, such as that by Earth, Wind And Fire, and he also won the UK’s Young Jazz Mu Read more

Air - 32% match to Moby

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Fatboy Slim - 31% match to Moby

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The Chemical Brothers - 30% match to Moby

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Tom Rowlands (Thomas Owen Mostyn Rowlands, 11 January 1971, Kingston-Upon-Thames, London, England) and Ed Simons (b. Edmund John Simons, 1970, Herne Hill, London, England) met while studying medieval history at Manchester Polytechnic in the late 80s. Rowlands became a member of the Balearic group Ariel, which put out a number of releases on Deconstruction Records. At the sam Read more

Future Sound Of London - 28% match to Moby

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Offered to dance music punters as the ‘intelligent way out of blind-alley hardcore’, Future Sound Of London emerged in the 90s, the brainchild of Garry Cobain (Bedford, England) and Brian Dougans (b. Glasgow, Scotland). They met at college in Manchester in 1985, but Cobain soon left in order to set up his own studio under an Enterprise Allowance scheme. Both went o Read more

Massive Attack - 27% match to Moby

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This loose UK collective, formed by rapper 3D (Robert Del Naja, 21 January 1966, England), Daddy G (b. Grant Marshall) and Mushroom (b. Andrew Vowles, Knowle West, Bristol, England), emerged from Bristol’s experimental music scene. The trio spent several years working on various mobile sound systems, as well as releasing records as part of the Wild Bunch (‘Fucking Read more

Underworld - 27% match to Moby

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Based in Romford, Essex, England, Underworld arose from the ashes of indie pop band Freur in the late 80s. The original line-up featured Karl Hyde (10 May 1957, Worcester, Worcestershire, England; guitar/vocals), Rick Smith (b. Richard Smith, 25 May 1959, Ammanford, Wales; keyboards), Baz Allen (keyboards), Alfie Thomas (guitar) and Bryn Burrows (drums). Their debut album as Read more

Orbital - 25% match to Moby

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This UK duo did much to deliver the possibilities of improvisation to live electronic music over the course of the 90s and the early 00s. Unlike many other techno acts their stage performances did not rely on DAT or backing tapes. They also used more varied samples than is the norm, including sources as diverse as the Butthole Surfers on ‘Satan’ and Crass on ‘Cho Read more

Daft Punk - 24% match to Moby

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Guy-Manuel de Homem Christo (8 February 1974) met Thomas Bangalter (b. 3 January 1975) when they both attended school in Paris, France, in 1987. In 1992, heavily influenced by the Beach Boys, they recorded a song under the name Darling, which in turn found its way onto a compilation single issued on Stereolab’s Duophonic label. A review in the UK’s Melody Maker des Read more

Robert Miles - 24% match to Moby

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Roberto Concina, 3 November 1969, Fluerier, Switzerland. Miles, aka Roberto Milani, was born to Italian parents and later moved to Italy. As a child he learned the piano and began DJing when he was 13. Four years later he took his first job at a local club, around the same time as he set up a pirate radio station. After a few years he was playing at various clubs throughout Read more

Jean-Michel Jarre - 23% match to Moby

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Jazz New Age Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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24 August 1948, Lyon, France. This enigmatic composer and keyboard wizard became the premier exponent of European electronic music in the late 70s and early 80s. The son of film composer Maurice Jarre, from the age of five Jean-Michel was playing the piano and guitar. He studied harmony and structure at the Paris Conservatoire, before abandoning classical music and, in 1964, Read more

Ulrich Schnauss - 23% match to Moby

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 2000s
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1977, Kiel, Schleswig Holstein, Germany. Reclusive German sound engineer Schnauss finds virtue in prettiness and early 90s dream pop. With track titles like ‘Gone Forever’ and ‘On My Own’, his elegant and refined ambient techno is presumably intended to tug at the heartstrings rather than the feet (although Schnauss appears to be inspired by artists such Read more

Boards Of Canada - 22% match to Moby

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
Decades Active: 2000s
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M83 - 22% match to Moby

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock Soundtracks World Music
Decades Active: 2000s
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From their home in Antibes, France, M83 forge modern melancholic synthesizer music equidistant from acknowledged influences Tangerine Dream and Mogwai as well as My Bloody Valentine, who they claim never to have heard until the comparison was made. Formed by French artists Anthony Gonzalez and Nicolas Fromageau, M83 create a music that is momentous and epic enough to suggest o Read more


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