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us: Moby


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  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Variants

    • us: Hall, Richard Melville
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1965-09-11
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Darien (Conn.)
    • Birth Place

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
    • Gender

        (lcdgt) Males
    • Associated Language

        eng
    • Field of Activity

        (lcgft) Underground dance music
          (lcgft) Electronica (Music)
        • Occupation

            (lcdgt) Disc jockeys
              (lcdgt) Singers
                (lcdgt) Composers
                  (lcdgt) Musicians
                    (lcdgt) Photographers
                • Use For

                • Sources

                  • found: Moby. Everything is wrong [SR] p1995: label (Moby)
                  • found: All-music guide, June 14, 1999 (Moby, b. Richard Melville Hall, Sept. 11, 1965; techno vocalist)
                  • found: Gristle, 2010: ECIP t.p. (Moby Park) bk. t.p. (co-edited by Moby, with Miyun Park)
                  • found: Wikipedia, November 14, 2016: Moby (Richard Melville Hall (born September 11, 1965), 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; also known as: Voodoo Child; Barracuda; Lopez; DJ Cake; Brainstorm; Mindstorm; UHF; born Harlem, New York; genres: Electronica; downtempo; trip hop; ambient; house; techno)
                  • found: AllMusic website, November 14, 2016 (Born Richard Melville Hall, Moby received his nickname as a child; it derives from the fact that Herman Melville, the author of Moby Dick, is his great-great grand uncle. Moby was raised in Darien, Connecticut, where he played in a hardcore punk band called the Vatican Commandos as a teenager. Later, he briefly sang with Flipper while their singer was serving time in jail. He briefly attended college before he moved to New York City, where he began DJ'ing in dance clubs; Moby was one of the most controversial figures in techno music, alternately praised for bringing a face to the notoriously anonymous electronic genre and scorned by hordes of techno artists and fans for diluting and trivializing the form. In either case, Moby was one of the most important dance music figures of the early '90s; born September 11, 1965 in New York, NY (Harlem))
                • Change Notes

                  • 1996-06-19: new
                  • 2016-11-15: revised
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