Moby is continuing his gear sell-off this year, with an upcoming auction for nearly 200 drum machines. In a new Reverb auction, he will be auctioning off all of the items for charity. The money will go to Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, which is committed to changing how doctors treat diseases such as cancer, obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
"I’ve always been a little obsessed with drum machines. In fact, I’ve always been a lot obsessed with drum machines. Over the years, I presumptuously believe that I have come up with the largest collection of analog drum machines in the world," Moby says via Reverb. "There are hundreds of them and I loved each and every one of them. I hope that if you buy them, you love them as much as I did. Please take care of my babies."
He has a lot of vintage and rare pieces. Among them include two late-’50s Wurlitzer Side Man standing drum machines, Roland TR-909, a 1970s MXR Drum Computer, two Chamberlin Rhythmates, of which very few were ever made, a Maestro Rhythm King MRK-2, a Boss DR-55, Korg Mini Pops and more.
Moby’s career seems to be taking a turn more towards activism, so it does make sense he would lean out his seemingly mammoth collection of hardware, though he did just put out another album this year.