Moby, acclaimed musician and constant source of quotable statements, has announced his plans to sell his entire record collection for charity.
In an interview with Consequence of Sound, Moby said that he’ll sell every record he’s ever bought or made throughout his career, with all profits going towards the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. The organisation is certainly a worthy cause, dedicating its work to promoting healthy ways doctors can treat chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.
The record collection is largely made up of techno, house and hip-hop pressings from the ‘80s and ‘90s. Adding to the intrigue is the handwritten markers Moby attached to each record to guide his performances in his early DJ days.
“I would rather you have them then 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,” said Moby. “So everybody wins. Well, except me, because now I don’t have any records.”
Moby’s collection also includes rare test pressings and signed reissues. While it’s a collection most would want to keep, the musician insisted that, “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.”
Keep an eye out for updates on Moby's Reverb shop where he'll be selling his record collection here.