Moby is swiftly becoming better known as an activist than a musician, and that’s not a bad thing at all.
In fact, in a recent interview with Consequence of Sound, Moby said; “If you held a gun to my head and I had to choose between music and activism, as much as I love music, I’d have to choose activism.”
In addition to selling off all of his recording equipment earlier this year, as well as hugely minimising his belongings (a process which can be followed on his Instagram page), Moby is now turning his attention to his vinyl collection, and he’s clearing house (and techno, and metal).
Many of Moby’s charitable drives focus on his support for animal rights, as well as progressive medicine. His latest campaign, which will see him sell his ENTIRE record collection to benefit the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, ‘which promotes healthier ways doctors can treat chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and cancer’.
“These are all the records that I bought and loved and played and carried all around the world,” Moby told us, thumbing through the singles. “I would rather you have them than me, because if you have them, you’ll play them, you’ll love them, and the money will go to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. So everybody wins. Well, except me, because now I don’t have any records.”
Included in the sale will be rare test pressings of the artist’s own work, as well as some of the cuts he played as a legendary club DJ in the ’80s and ’90s. Some of the records will even come with notes and markers which Moby has used to assist him with his sets.
Moby’s online store opens on June 14th and whether you’re a vinyl fanatic, casual collector, record investor or massive fan, you’ll want to check it out.