Moby, D/R/U/G/S, Man Without Country @ Proud Camden – 17/05/11

Last night Proud Camden played host to an evening promoting Moby’s 10th studio album and accompanying book of photos both called ‘Destroyed’, with proceeds going to the War Child Charity. (

Moby was on hand to top and tail the evening, it began with an intimate acoustic performance and closed with him DJing around midnight. In between were various acts and other DJs but it was clear who had drawn the crowd.

Starting the night accompanied by a petite violinist and female vocalist, Moby played a few of the mellower songs from his back catalogue on guitar, throwing in some crowd pleasing covers like Lou Reed’s ‘A walk on the wild side’ (with obligatory sing-along)and Led Zeppelin’s ‘Whole lotta love’. Clearly enjoying the proceedings he’d banter with the audience, re-start songs if they started to feel “too polished” or repeat the endings of other songs just for the fun of it. It’s this element of play in his music that’s always elevated it above the facelessness that goes with a lot of dance music. Indeed ‘Play’ was the title of probably his bestselling album. He finished the set by saying, “thanks for coming, I’ll be just over here in the corner if anybody wants me to sign anything”. How many Superstar DJs could bring themselves to say that?


Moby will be back in Camden, June 2nd to play the Roundhouse.

Also for a limited period (18th May ‘ 19th June 2011), fifty-four images from ‘Destroyed’ ‘ Moby’s first complete published work ‘ will be on display at Proud Camden, giving visitors an unrivalled opportunity to see a large selection of the photographs exhibited at once.

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