It’s not all hot water and tofu. 2016 is the #yearofthevegan
By Danielle Goreski
Born September 11th, 1965, Richard Melville Hall–better known by his stage name, Moby–is celebrated for his electronic music, veganism, and his support of animal rights. Having sold over 20 million albums worldwide, Moby has been hailed as one of the most important dance music figures of the early 1990’s for bringing electronic music to a mainstream audience.
Play (his fifth studio album) was originally released in 1999 and only sold around 6,000 copies in its first week. It re-entered the charts in early 2000 and became a huge hit that produced eight singles and sold over 10 million copies worldwide.
Moby has also co-written, produced, and remixed music for Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Daft Punk, Mylène Farmer, Brian Eno, Pet Shop Boys, Britney Spears, New Order, Public Enemy, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Soundgarden, and others.*
In March 2010, Moby released his book, Gristle: From Factory Farm to Food Safety (Thinking Twice About the Meat We Eat), which is a collection of essays from people in the food industry.
Moby is an advocate for a variety of causes such as The Humane Society and Farm Sanctuary and donates all of his profits from his restaurant, The Little Pine, to animal welfare organizations.
Moby’s passion for animals has inspired us to look to emulate his cool vegan lifestyle. 2016 is being hailed as the #yearofthevegan, and with so many mainstream brands shifting gears to adopt a healthier ‘meat-free’ lifestyle, you’ll see from our selection that there’s a lot more to veganism than hot water and tofu.