Moby, the American DJ, singer-songwriter and musician, says certain contemporary pop music is simply "advertising for ringtones". Moby, whose landmark album 'Play' sold over 10 million copies in 2000, says the output of current chart-toppers can't be regarded as "music", reports Spinner Magazine.
When pressed on his opinions of Kesha, Rihanna, Britney Spears and Black Eyed Peas, Moby said he struggles to relate, saying, "It's fun, but I don't think of it as music. It's manufactured. I appreciate it as pop culture phenomenon and some of the songs I like if I hear them in a shopping mall or something, but it doesn't function as music for me". Before storming the international charts with 'Play', Moby worked on progressive house and techno music but he says the likes of Britney Spears are simply a "cooperate product", adding, "Music is something that communicates emotion and integrity in a really interesting, direct way. And when I listen to the pop music you're describing, it's hyper-produced corporate product. That isn't really even a criticism, but I just think calling it music is a misnomer. It's advertising for ringtones". Because of his insomnia, the musician's new album 'Destroyed' was mainly written in the early hours of the mornings. Moby has described the record as music for "empty cities at 2.a.m".
Moby is about to head out on a world tour in support of 'Destroyer'. The 45-year-old will begin in London on 2nd June 2011 before heading to Brussels, Zurich, St Petersburg, Kiev, Minsk and Warsaw. He will then move through Italy, France and Germany before finishing at the 'Electric Zoo' in New York on 2nd September 2011.