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Richard Melville Hall, 11 September 1965, Harlem, New York City, New York, USA. New York-based DJ, recording artist, Christian, vegan and philosophy graduate. Moby is so nicknamed because of the fact that he can trace his ancestry to the author of the famous whaling tale Moby Dick, Herman Melville. This is by no means the only interesting aspect of his idiosyncratic artistic life. He rarely travels anywhere by car because of the environmental considerations, and in the early years of his career, prior to his commercial breakthrough in 1999 with the bestselling album Play, he generally displayed little of the public anonymity that is the creed of the underground DJ.
One of the leading figures in the commercialisation of techno music, in 1991 Moby took the Twin Peaks theme, under the guise of Go, into the UK Top 10. Although that appealed to the more perverse natures of both mainstream and club audiences, the release of I Feel...