Moby Rifflandia, Victoria BC, September 17
Published Sep 18, 2017Moby needs no introduction. This is a DJ whose career has spanned over three decades, who has influenced generations with his music.
The opening lines of "Natural Blues" echoed across the crowd, prompting massive response before he dropped right into a bass-heavy house rendition. Moby's set was surprising, to say the least — in the best possible way. Mixing dirty house and electro for the majority of it, it was a swift departure from what we're used to with his releases.
For all his meek, soft demeanour, Moby is a beast onstage. Charismatic and energetic in his ratty band t-shirt, jumping along with the crowd at the side of the stage and hopping up on his set up to hype up the crowd, one had to give credit to Moby for not picking up on the mainstream EDM that has been saturating the club scene in recent years. Instead, he opted for solid house and electro, with a smidge of techno, plucking out a 4/4 beat that hardcore fans of house could appreciate.
Though the clouds rolled over midway through and the rain started up again, it couldn't stop the crowd from raging along with a legend.