Snoop Dogg & Moby In 2nd Phase 1 World Music Festival

Tuesday July 2 2013

Snoop Dogg & Moby In 2nd Phase 1 World Music Festival

Snoop Dogg and Moby have been announced in the Phase 2 Lineup for the 1 World Music Festival over Grand Prix Weekend.

Moby was one of the most controversial figures in techno music, alternately praised for bringing a face to the notoriously anonymous electronic genre and scorned by hordes of techno artists and fans for diluting and trivializing the form. In either case, Moby was one of the most important dance music figures of the early '90s, helping bring the music to a mainstream audience both in England and in America. Moby fused rapid disco beats with heavy distorted guitars, punk rhythms, and detailed productions that drew equally from pop, dance, and movie soundtracks.

Not only did his music differ from both the cool surface textures of ambient music and the hedonistic world of house music, but so did his lifestyle; Moby was infamous for his devout, radical Christian beliefs, as well as his environmental and vegan activism.

With today's proliferation of mass media, pop culture icons have a tendency to seem overly ubiquitous. They stare at us from the covers of glossy magazines, talk to us from both the small and silver screen, interact with us through our laptops and hypnotize us with their inescapable hit singles. But too often these days, while our biggest stars may be omnipresent in our lives, we feel no genuine connection to them or their artistry. Yet, hip-hop icon Snoop Dogg is different. While, he's everywhere, all of the time—from The View to 106th & Park, Sportscenterto One Life To Live, and from commercials with Adidas to Pepsi Max—Snoop's continuing appeal to his legions of fans stems from a true bond that they have built with him through his music. And like Bigg Snoop, the music's been everywhere. Whether it's a stadium stage or the screen on your mobile phone, Snoop has most likely rocked it.

The 1 World Music Festival is being held at the Marina Barrage over Grand Prix Weekend. Tickets are available from TicketBooth