Moby is selling his record collection for charity.
The collection includes signed LPs, rare releases and test pressings, with the various items – many of which were used during his DJ sets at such New York City clubs as Mars, Nasa, and the Shelter – set to go up for sale on his Reverb online shop from Thursday (June 14).
All proceeds from the forthcoming sale will be donated to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, which “is working with policymakers, industry, the medical community, the media, and the public to create a better future for people and animals”.
“I would rather you have them then me, because if you have them, you’ll play them, you’ll love them,” Moby told Consequence of Sound about the upcoming sale.
“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.”
“If I’m aspiring to enlightenment, I try to see it as just sort of like, an example of impermanence,” Moby continued about the motivation behind the sale.
“You know, like, everything we love eventually goes away. So I’m like: ‘Why not be a part of that process and help an organisation I really care about?’”
Moby recently collaborated with A$AP Rocky on the track ‘A$AP Forever’, which featured on the Harlem rapper’s third studio album ‘Testing’. The song in question heavily sampled Moby’s track ‘Porcelain’.