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Multi-genre artist who has changed the face of electronic music through his changing styles and verying use of a wide range of genres....and he did a song with Gwen Stefani so hes gotta be the shit.
Dude did you see that guy at the club? He was butin it out like Moby!
by Stev February 27, 2003
 
1.
An insidious and specialized type of left-wing troll who visits blogs and impersonates a conservative for the purpose of either spreading false rumors intended to sow dissension among conservative voters, or who purposely posts inflammatory and offensive comments for the purpose of discrediting the blog in question.

The term is derived from the name of the liberal musician Moby, who famously suggested in February of 2004 that left-wing activists engage in this type of subterfuge: “For example, you can go on all the pro-life chat rooms and say you’re an outraged right-wing voter and that you know that George Bush drove an ex-girlfriend to an abortion clinic and paid for her to get an abortion. Then you go to an anti-immigration Web site chat room and ask, ‘What’s all this about George Bush proposing amnesty for illegal aliens?’”

The strategy has been frequently attempted on conservative blogs, but has not been nearly as effective as Moby envisioned, since false rumors are easily debunked by fact-checking minions, and cartoonishly extreme commenters often get immediately identified as mobys and banned.
"While I agree that it is vital to monitor incoming international phone calls from terrorists, President Bush has gone too far.

By secret executive order, he has instructed the NSA to place hidden cameras in the girls' locker rooms of Washington D.C. (Dirt bag City) Islamic schools. His desire to find out 'what is under all those burqas' is beyond the pale.

Maybe the Dhimmicrats are right. If he would do this, what else is he capable of? Let your voice be heard! I for one will never send the RNC money ever again. And, no, I am not a moby."
by (I am) John Doe February 08, 2008
 
2.
Left wing troll who tries to imitate a right winger, usually poorly due to left wing's complete misunderstanding of who right wingers are. Often given away by telltale first line, "I'm a lifelong Republican, BUT..." or "As a lifelong Republican, I have to disagree with (Republican figure)..."
Moby: I'm a lifelong Republican, but it turns my stomach when I see the fascist rantings of these town hall protesters. What they are doing is worse than Hitler! I am going to vote Democrat until this stops and you should too!

Actual Republican: Try to dial it down next time, Moby. You'd be more convincing!
by Dark Eden August 29, 2009
 
3.
A genius in the world of electronica who has revolutionzed the face of music through various degrees of magnitude.
Many mindless dumbfucks don't like Moby because Eminem doesn't.
by anon August 29, 2003
 
4.
Any young, white, urban or suburban male with a shaved head, obsession with electronic music, permanently affixed earbuds and a hatred of George W. Bush specifically or conservatives in general. In other words, a hipster that is a virtual clone of the musician Moby. The polar opposite of a South Park Republican.
Hipster Working in Apple Store: "We wouldn't have had this huge oil spill if it weren't for Bush and his Big Oil cronies."

You: "I don't recall asking your opinion, Moby. Now shut your fucking yapper and replace my IPod, bitch."
by Red Siegfried May 28, 2010
 
5.
When you want to refer to someone as a "dick" at work and need a code word. As in Moby Dick
He totally threw me under the bus in an email to my boss, what a Moby!
by gferg December 29, 2010
 
6.
when you snap a ground up mixture of weed and tobacco out of a bong in 1 hit. aka mole bowl. plural mobies
yo, lets snap a moby before class
by blitter February 04, 2009
 
7.
Moby is a talented musician who helped make electronica what it is today.

Neverthelesss, other artists/groups such as Orbital, Underworld, Kraftwerk, the Prodigy, the Chemical Brothers, Daft Punk, DJ Shadow/U.N.K.L.E. ,Aphex Twin ,Crystal Method, heck even Fatboy Slim and i'm sure i'm forgetting more groups etc. have had more impact on electronica music overall, than Moby has.

Moby's music definitely soared in popularity with he album Play. The album Play however, was just freeriding off the popularity of other albums that came out earlier such as: Chemical Brothers' Dig You Own Hole and Prodigy's Fat of the Land, and Daft Punk' Homework. It was these earlier albums that had the tough job of cracking the North American market for electronica, so they set it up for an American act such as Moby to be more successful.

But if you have been listening to electronica/rave/techno before it exploded in 1997 you would've have recognized the pioneering albums such as Prodigy's Music for the Jilted Generation and Experience , Chemical Brother's Exit Planet Dust, Orbital's self titled Orbital and Orbital2, Kraftwerk's Computer World etc.

That is not to say Moby wasn't making music before electronica was big in North America. It's just that he didn't make a big impact then. Most people just knew the single 'Go'.

For some reason, to me it seems that people in America credit Moby mostly because he's American and he's got some opinion about everything. He's more in the public eye. Or perhaps, maybe they give him patronage because Eminem picks on him and we feel sorry for him.
Whatever the reason, the above mentioned artists (are more influential musically and internationally.)
Still, I like that New York egghead's music. My fave song of his is 'God Moving Over The Face Of The Waters'.
by RC April 24, 2005