with Build128 and Mochipet from Daly City!
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
If you need a lil Daly City fix after Christmas Day. Mochipet will be tearing it up with DJ Qbert and Joyo Velarde at the SF Independent. There's a rumor that big baby Jesus might make an appreance as well?
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Daly City Records, ArtNowSF, & Euphonic Conceptions present: BASS CAMP
On January 15th, we are proud to present our launch party for our new monthly, Bass Camp, which is shaping up to be one for the history books already. San Francisco get ready.... Every month, BASS CAMP will be featuring some of the finest and most cutting edge electronic musicians in the world. Two rooms of serious beats. To start it off we bring out the legendary gentlemen from the Turbocrunk parties in Montreal, Bass Science from Tokyo & LA, and Robot Koch all the way from Berlin on top of the stacked locals line up. Come join us for the first of many, and help us wish MOCHIPET of BassCamp a Happy Birthday!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Th' Mole "Merry Xmas I Have No $" (MP3)
Th' Mole & Friends "Dreidel" (MP3)
And for nerds/dj's/producers:
"Merry Xmas I Have No $ (Acapella)" (256K MP3)
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Whoever makes the bestest remix of Th' Mole's "Heart Phire" song will be prominently featured on a super-cool free maxi-single hosted by Daly City, and whoever makes the most beautifulest cover art... you guessed it - they will be featured on the cover. Runners-up may also be included on the single or future releases.
Download the acapella vocals here (right-click or ctrl-click...) [130 bpm wav 17.8 MB]
Listen to the original version here Th' Mole "Heart Phire" (snippet). (From the forthcoming album, Greatest Hits (Ha Ha Ha) Vol. 1, on Daly City Records February 2009.)
-Post MP3's or graphics as comments or e-mail to jonah[dot]themole[at]gmail[dot]com by January 20, 2009.
-Winner/s will be chosen based on Th' Mole's personal judgement. Points will be earned for balance of extremes, unpredictability, and goodness. (To really understand what rocks Th' Mole's ear and eye, check out the Whirled Fusion mix/thing.)
-Remix winner/s will eventually be asked for high quality versions of instrumentals and vocals as separate files - wav or aif.
-If desired, cover art may include some variation of the title Th' Mole "Jump Jack (Mochipet Remix)" featuring Warrior Queen ...or simply Jump Jack.
-Also for cover artists, the theme of the title song relates to jumping around, freaking out, and having a good time despite whatever heckish situation one may be in. And it relates to the virtues of physical exercise.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Microphonepet Makes it on to Billy Jam's 2008 Top 10, host of the world famous hip hop show "Put The Needle On The Record" on 91.1 FM WFMU
BILLY JAM'S 2008 TOP 10:
1. Paris, Acid Reflex (Guerrilla Funk)
2. DJ Quest Questolous (Zebra Quest)
3. Nas, Untitled (Island Def Jam)
4. Mochipet, Microphonepet (Daly City)
5. Del tha Funkee Homosapien, The 11th Hour (Def Jux)
6. J-Live, Then What Happened? (BBE)
7. Azeem, Air Cartoons (Oaklyn)
8. Mike Relm, Spectacle (Radio Fried)
9. Raashan Ahmad The Push (Om)
10. Foreign Legion, The Secret Knock EP (Hungerstrike)
Mochipet on the Cover of San Francisco Bay Guardian Weekly Alongside local hard working Bay Area musical staples Matt Pike of High on Fire and Dawn McCarthy of Faun Fables.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
The Honey Badger (Mellivora capensis), also known as the Ratel, is a member of the Mustelidae family. They are distributed throughout most of Africa and western and south Asian areas of Baluchistan (eastern Iran), southern Iraq, Pakistan and Rajasthan (western India). It is the only species classified in the genus Mellivora and the subfamily Mellivorinae. They have been named the most fearless animal in the Guinness Book of World Records for a number of years.
This little guy wanders around aimlessly looking for something to eat. He lives off of the scraps of other animals. He does this until he finds his Honey Guide.
Honeyguides are named for a remarkable habit seen in one or two species: they guide humans, and possibly other large mammals (such as the Honey Badger) to bee colonies. Once the mammal opens the hive and takes the honey, the bird feeds on the remaining wax and larvae.
This little bird waits until she sees a Honey Badger near by. Then she swarms on him, flying around his face, bothering him greatly. He tries to swat her away but she doesn't give up. Eventually a natural instinct kicks in and the Honey Badger decides to follow the Honeyguide. She leads him to a bee hive.
The Honey Badgers hide is impermeable to Bee stings. His only vulnerable area is the tip of his nose. So the Honey Badger can easily rip open a Bee Hive and have a sticky lunch. But he never forgets to pay his Honeyguide. He leaves her a well rounded meal in return for her discovery.
You can watch the whole thing go down here in my new favorite movie, Animals are beautiful People.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
"In songs like "Sharp Drest" from this year's Microphonepet (Daly City), however, Mochipet is indisputably one in intention with these artists, producing tracks that bang so hard they cause involuntary dancing, and bass blurps that seem to filter through your sternum before reaching your eardrums. Pretty tuff stuff for a guy named after squishy stuff, especially since he so often performs in an infantilizing purple dinosaur suit. " - BY BRANDON BUSSOLINI
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Mochipet was named #8 Best Underground Electronic Act by UK's Clash Magazine. "Savaged edits over schiphreaded beats sizzled Mochipet's great album into our charts. Mass collaborations with the likes of Jahcoozi, RQM, and a host of Berlin axis talent populated this conic bullet."
Friday, December 5, 2008
Daly City Records and Lowpro Lounge's Oh Shit, The Christmas Album is up on 1320records.com STS9's Record Label. All proceeds from this recording will be donated to The Non-Profit Association Conscious Alliance.
The Bay Area's Lowpro Lounge Recordings and Daly City Records would like for you to have this gift, from us to you. "Oh shit.... its Christmas!" a 9 track take on one of the most cherished of holiday traditions, the Christmas Album. Featuring tracks by Mochipet, J.Tonal, Preshish Moments, James Christopher + the Zaptap, Build 128, Majitope, Vladimir Computin, Bender and Bloody Snowman.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
The Casio MT-46 circuit bent for Quell, features:
- Installed optical "theremin" with accompanying blinky light
- mute/mod switches for Hi-Hat sounds
- 4-way glitch joystick with alien filters and harmonies
- 3 body contacts for bitcrushed BROWN NOTES, special for the Reverend Moquell
There were times I thought this whole thing was wrecked. Up until the last minute, half of the keys weren't even working. At one point I was getting no audio at all -- fearing that I had crossed something hot and blown out a chip. I spent more time fixing things I'd snapped, unsoldered and burnt than I did adding new features! I couldn't resist adding the blinky opto-theremin thing either. The idea is to reflect the blinking *LAZERBEAM* back onto the photocell to make it freak out more.
SO MIKE -- the deal is, you have to post some freakout acid jams for us now. Maybe you can finally record the soundtrack to that new Unicorn-Cardiologist-Outer-Space-Western cartoon drama you've been working so hard on!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Catch Daly City on Pirate Cat Radio.
Mochipet, Flying Skulls, and Quitter from Daly City Records went into Pirate Cat Radio Studios last night and layed down some beats o rama on The Canary Hours.
Check it here to listen.
Monday, December 1, 2008
Mochipet (Daly City Records)
Lazer Sword (Briefcase Rockers)
Egadz (Kid Without Radio/Holy Thursday)
performing live sets upstairs w Shane King (Hacksaw Ent.) DJing on the mezzanine. Our lovely host for the evening will be none other than Lady Chen (Upgrade).
Wednesday, December 3rd, 7-10pm
856 Market St. SF, CA
Full Open Bar!
And every attendee will receive a free ticket to the Steve Aoki/ Lady Gaga show Tuesday, December 9th@ Great American Music Hall!
Mochipet Plays 9-10pm
*To RSVP Simply Email PUMA60SF@Gmail.com with the Subject "Mochipet @ PUMA"
Saturday, November 29, 2008
All proceeds from this recording will be donated to The Non-Profit Association Conscious Alliance.
KUSF On Air Radio Shows
An archive of radio shows broadcast on KUSF 90.3 fm in San Francisco. If streaming player does not load correctly, simply refresh your browser window. Submissions of recordings always welcome at: KUSF, 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA., 94117. More information about KUSF at: www.kusf.org. KUSF can be found on the iTunes Radio Tuner under "public".
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
In preparation for Th' Mole's upcoming album, Daly City presents you with a banging new mix by DJ 0.000001 ["one-millionth"], featuring several Mole tracks and a truck load of other artists. Traditional mash-ups are over; DJ 0.000001's "thrash-ups" normally consist of at least three or four different songs, plus original sequencing and intricate editing. Want to know what Rush, Too Short and Skream sound like together? How about Danny Elfman, Stacs of Stamina and Chromeo? Find out by downloading the EXHILARATING Whirled Fusion "mix tape" here:
* Preview snippet: WhirledFusionPreview.mp3 *
01. J-Kwon "Tipsy (Instrumental)" + Sugrivah Vs. Hanuman "Visit Ya Dealer" + Techno Animal ft. Sonic Sum "DC-10" + DJ Shadow "Influx"
02. Th' Mole "How 2 B Cool (Remix)"
03. 666Gangstaz "Every Freakin Night" + Killjoy "Britney Stole My Crackpipe" + Too Short "Nobody Does It Better" + La Caution "Chomage, Voitures, Nuits Blanches"
04. Kylesa "The Warning" + Kromestar "Narrow Whispers" + Brigitte Bardot & Serge Gainsbourg "Bonnie And Clyde" + Math Head "Bricks" + Mindless Self Indulgence "Straight To Video" + DJ Scud "Kill Or Be Killed (Version)"
05. Th' Mole "Not Too Punk (Mochi Mix)"
06. SharpSound "Skratchbeat2" + Danny Elfman "Shrunken Heads Main Title" + Stacs Of Stamina "Poisson Screwed" + Chromeo "Needy Girl"
07. Chic "Le Freak" + Lil Jon ft. Young Buck of G-Unit & Pastor Troy "Throw It Up" + Subtle "The Mercury Craze (Acapella) + Too Short "Nobody Does It Better" + Dr. Dre "Lyrical Gangbang" + Fat Boys "Powerlord" + Twista ft. Trillville & Lil Jon "Neva Eva (Remix) (Acapella)" + Elephant Man ft. Lil Jon "Get Low" + Drew Slum "On Tha Road" + 666Gangstaz "Every Freakin Night" + The A&T Drumline "D&K Cadence"
08. Th' Mole "Pieces (Neo Judas Remix)"
09. Honna "Two-Loop" + Modest Mouse "Horn Intro" + Public Enemy "Night Of The Living Baseheads (Anti-Blood Pressure Encounter Mixx)"
10. S.A.M. "Trapperfieber" + Graham Coxon "Standing On My Own Again" + J. Valentine ft. Bailey "Go Dumb"
11. Th' Mole "We Control Everything (Instrumental)"
12. Th' Mole "The Day Everything Changed (ft. dadaLU)"
13. Ghislain Poirier "Don't Smile, It's Post-Modern" + 666Gangstaz "Every Freakin Night" + Razor X Productions "Kill (Version)" + DJ Shadow "Treach Battle Break" + Tipper ft. Epcot "Ruck"
14. Th' Mole "This Is What Happens When My Thoughts Get Ahead Of Me (ft. Terms None)"
15. Kontroversy396 "Track 5 396 1" + Coldcut "True Skool" + Beginner "Hör Weg" + Dead Prez "It's Bigger Than Hip-Hop (Acapella)" + SebastiAn "H.A.L." + Rush "Tom Sawyer"
16. Rush "Tom Sawyer" + Skream "Check It (Instrumental)" + Too Short "Freaky Tales (Instrumental)" + Wild Sugar "Bring It Here"
17. Incredible Bongo Band "Apache" + Nump "I Got Grapes" + Bert Weedon "Apache" + Mellow Man Ace "Breakin' The Glass" + The Winstons "Amen, Brother" + Varttina "Nahkarouska (Leather Whip)"
18. Th' Mole "Mutate Or Die"
19. Th' Mole "Now Go Do Something"
Coming early 2009 on Daly City:
*TH' MOLE feat. WARRIOR QUEEN "JUMP JACK (MOCHIPET REMIX)" b/w "GO HORSIE (DJ AMAZING CLAY REMIX) [FREE SINGLE]
*TH' MOLE - GREATEST HITS (HA HA HA) VOL. 1 CD, featuring Warrior Queen, Mochipet, Jahcoozi, DJ Amazing Clay, Bloodysnowman, Preshish Moments & Captain Daydream.
PS - Musicians, a !!!remix contest!!! will soon be held for inclusion on the aforementioned free single! Stay tuned...
Friday, November 21, 2008
Startling evidence has recently come to light indicating that numerous people enjoy The Bad Hand's music. This week's CMJ Radio 200 chart placed The Bad Hand at #182. Despite solid radio play in the last few weeks, The Bad Hand was kept out of the Top 20 chart positions by meddlesome bands such as TV On The Radio, Thievery Corporation and Oasis. Songs from The Bad Hand's new album, 'in this line wish you happiness,' have been getting coast-to-coast airtime on indie and college stations, including LA's Indie 103, KEXP-Seattle, WRDP-Chicago, KJHK in Kansas, WRAS-Atlanta and WURV in Burlington, Vermont. Most of the music directors and DJs at the stations in question appear startled (or even offended) by their own enjoyment of the band's music, but this isn't stopping them from repeatedly subjecting the unsuspecting public to The Bad Hand.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
A photo has surface of Justice performing with the controller run by Gaspard clearly not plugged in. The photo has no date, but it is presumably from their recent US "DJ tour" where URB saw them using this set-up at HARD Haunted Mansion. Of course, you can see the USB cable lying next to the controller....
Why do electronic musicians need to fake it with some little buttons and knobs? And why does the audience need artists to be doing something anyways. Honestly everyone? Do most people who go to shows even know what the fuck the artists are doing on stage anyways? wheather with a turntable or some little box with buttons and sliders? It's just a fasaude. "act like your doing something please" or I don't feel like I'm getting my money's worth. Let's all be fake to each other and everything will be fine I guess... What a strange world we live in.
AND WHY DO THEY LOOK LIKE MOTORHEAD'S ROADIES? WONDER HOW LEMMY FEELS ABOUT ALL THIS?
Friday, November 14, 2008
...here's my brand new homemade analog synth, inspired by the Thingamagoop, but designed from scratch by Zippy. It's controlled by three mercury tilt-switches and of course, buttons-and-knobs. Fun to play! The sound changes as you rotate the thing. It's brain is seven square-wave oscillators: three for the "notes," three for the blinky lights, and one for the "tremolo" mod. The whole thing mounts on a round, blank circuit board and fits inside this acrylic rocks-glass I got at Lucky's!!!! 1/4" output also installed to crank-it-up and annoy the neighbors.
This was a big one. Took me about a month to finish, doing a lot of testing, learning, ordering wrong parts and re-ordering... It took a lot of science to make this happen!
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Dental Work/Placenta Recordings Mochipet/Dental Work "2008 Erections" Available Now!
The long awaited split between California's Breakcore king MOCHIPET and Michigan's Experimental Ghettotech Noise Fiend DENTAL WORK "2008 Erections" is now available from Placenta Recordings
Mochipet: 1. Barack Obama 2. Hilary Clinton 3. John McCain
Dental Work (Jay Watson, Traverse City, Michigan):
4. Narc Chorizo 5. On The Floor Dying Above Me 6. Fuck John McCain
The 1st pressing comes as a limited edition of 100 hand numbered copys. Mochipet has 50 and I have 50. Contact us for your copy, they will go fast!http://www.myspace.com/placentarecordings