Moby (DJ Set)
Moby was born in New York City, but grew up in Connecticut, where he started making music when he was 9 years old. He started out playing classical guitar and studied music theory, and then went on to play with seminal Connecticut hardcore punk group 'The Vatican Commandoes' when he was 14. He then played with post-punk band 'AWOL' while studying philosophy at the University of Connecticut and Suny Purchase. He started DJing while attending college, and was a fixture in the late 80's New York house and Hip-Hop scenes, DJing at clubs such as Mars, Red Zone, MK, and the Palladium.
He released his first single, 'Go' in 1991(listed as one of Rolling Stone's best records of all time), and has been making albums ever since. His own records have sold over 20,000,000 copies worldwide, and he's also produced and remixed scores of other artists, including David Bowie, Metallica, The Beastie Boys, Public Enemy, among others.
Moby has toured extensively, playing well over 3,000 concerts in his career. He has also had his music used in hundreds of different films, including 'Heat', 'Any Given Sunday', 'Tomorrow Never Dies', and 'The Beach', among others.
Currently he's touring in support of his most recent album, 'Destroyed', as well as working closely with a variety of different charities, including the Humane Society and the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function.
DJ and producer Will Eastman’s sets are known to expertly move people with narratives of house, techno, disco and left-field gems, earning him the title “one of Washington’s titan DJs” from the Washington Post. Eastman has been a member of numerous bands since age 15 and brings a fiercely independent spirit to his DJ and music production approach, pushing boundaries with new sounds and unexpected juxtapositions. His releases and remixes have received broad support from a diverse range of DJs including Daniel Avery and Aeroplane and have been featured by BBC Radio 1, FACT Magazine, and Urb among many others. As 1/3 of Volta Bureau, Eastman topped the Beatport indie dance charts for an unprecedented 6 months in 2012 with "Alley Cat". The Washington City Paper describes Volta Bureau's sound as "bottled bliss, pitch-shifting already-shimmery sounds in the direction of heaven.” Eastman has appeared in clubs throughout the U.S. such as Smart Bar and Electric Pickle and at major festivals like Virgin Mobile Freefest and Identity Festival. A music curator as well as creator, in 2000, he founded DC's longest standing emerging dance music club night and blog, Blisspop. Eastman is the principle owner and music director of U Street Music Hall, named a top 10 dance club in America by Rolling Stone and “best dance club in the region” by the Washington Post. Trained as a museum specialist and historian, Eastman previously worked for the Smithsonian's Lemelson Center at the National Museum of American History where he documented the history of the electric guitar, electronic music and sound recording technologies before dedicating himself to a DJ and music production career.