Saturday, March 28, 2009
People seem to like Th' Mole's new album and music video quite a bit. Not only has the album debuted at #33 on the CMJ college radio charts, but it has received a huge amount of web and print attention, even without any press campaign.
Poland's Doktor Krank says
"You should definitely check this release, even if you never heard about this guy. His music escapes easy pigeonholing as its creativity goes much much beyond one music genre or style, which is quite a painful thing for music journalists, but a real treat for any intelligent and open-minded music fans. Turbo wonky apocalyptic madness delivered by Th’ Mole with the help of his fantastic vocal cords in a goofy hip hop manner, built on glitch and free-style electronica will elevate your mood instantly! You will be surprised, your mood will swing like in kaleidoscope. But you will definitely love the man behind this entire bombastic nuke dropped unexpectedly on you. Writing about Th’mole music you just cannot escape being a bit bombastic in your selection of words, sorry I can’t do anything about this."
Ha! Read the whole article here.
Meanwhile, Exclaim.ca gives another rave review:
A collection of reworked "hits" alongside new tunes, Greatest Hits is fun, upbeat dance music inspired by rap, glitch-hop and electro, with just a splash or two of bluegrass fiddle. Using this catchy ear candy as a backdrop, th' Mole flips hyper, simple raps that emphasize the positive messages in his music, such as "How 2 B Cool" and "People Are Good," alongside dance floor scorchers like "Jump Jack" and "Heart Phire," and a handful of instrumentals. Even the one angry song, "I Hate You," a break-up song, is fairly energetic and dances the thin line between ballad and rump shaker, finally crossing over with the angrier 8-bit remix, labeled "Secret Hidden Bonus Track." A bonus MP3 EP contains a few more songs and remixes. "Tick Tick Blam" appears in original and instrumental form, as well as two remixes, but the highlights are "Brush 'Em," a sugary sweet, pro-teeth cleaning anthem from th' Mole's children's entertainer alter ego Captain Daydream, and the two-part lesson in horseback riding, "Go Horsie," the first part serving as the newest single, with a video featuring th' Mole running amok as a vibrantly costumed "stupid, supercharged idiot."
See the aforementioned "Go Horsie" music video here, and read the full Exclaim review here.
Th' Mole is only picking up steam from here... Stay tuned for TWO new single releases on Chrome Kids/Daly City in the next month, music and articles in the new edition of Dead Magazine, and tours across the US/Canada/Europe in April, May and June. (STILL booking. To get some Mole in your town; contact firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Friday, March 27, 2009
time to unleash the beast fellas
This is the very first official NastyNasty set and i hope y'all can make it out because it's going to fucking slay....
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
THE MIAMI ZOO
SATURDAY March 28
Schematic & Palm Tree Snuff & Creature Tweaker Council
@ PS14 28 NE 14ST
MIAMI, FL 33132
OTTO VON SCHIRACH
8 EYES & Mr FEATHERS
JOSE EL REY
EL TOPO vs Line Noise vs Obed (tweaker power trifecta)
BMG of Ectomoph
Eya (Alpha 606 & Nomadic)
EMERSON BREASTMILK vs JOEL THE HUT vs PARADOX (tweaker power trifecta)
Monday, March 23, 2009
DJs, Producers, Live Mad Scientists, MCs, Samurais, you know…
In no order, and I am going to update this once a week.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
earlier this week, chrome kids posted an electro remix of "sharp drest" by new york producer a-ux. i hadn't heard before and it's off-the-wall good.
the original version of the track - by eriksolo of meanest man contest, mochipet, and oonceoonce, is available on mochi's album microphonepet and can be downloaded for free at rcrd lbl (and other places too - see previous posts). you can also hear it in the soundtrack to nba 2k9 and catch a bunch of other great remixes of it at the remix microphonepet page.
Hopefully we haven't over loaded you with all the dope mixtapes this month because now we have our very own Hulk Hop Vs Crunk Rock mix for you to blast out. Stacked full of some of our favourite recent Dubstep tracks including: Stagga's killer track that's currently smashing dancefloors, Sick As Sin and his exclusive refix of Busta Rhymes' I Got Bass ; Monkey's version of the Velvet Underground track Venus In Furs, a grimeish version of Living On A Prayer by Swedish Hip-hop crew Looptroop; George Lenton's fantastic remixes of MGMT and The King Blues, and a couple of our favourite Raffertie remixes for The Scarlet Harlots and Food For Animals; there's also plenty more Bass heavy Future Hip-hop and erm Black Sabbath and the Rolling Stones too. Please feel free to circulate this wherever you choose.
(ZShare) Chrome Kids - Hulk Hop Vs Crunk Rock
Alice Russell – Crazy
Sugarpill – Busta Step
DJ 0.000001 - Ooh Baby I Like It Hard
Killa Queenz – Bitches (South Rakkas Remix)
The Hood Internet - Animals Collecting Money / alt link
The King Blues - Come Fi Di Youth (George Lenton Remix) / alt link
FreQ Nasty vs Propa Tingz - Peacemaker (Dub)
Andy H – Serious
Akira Kiteshi – Pinball
Evil 9 - All the Cash (Glitch Mob Remix)
Virus Syndicate – Hit Em High
Stagga ft Skamma – Sick As Sin
Chase & Status - Eastern Jam (High Rankin 100% Unofficial Remix) / alt link
Zeno – Blazin / alt link
Ghislain Poirier ft Face-T - Blazin' (Starkey Remix)
Mix n Blend ft Sfr & Ej von Lyric - Tantrum / alt link
Food For Animals - Mutumbo (Raffertie's Bigger Bass Remake) / alt link
The Scarlet Harlots ft Shiftee Moova - Backlash (Raffertie's Bigger Bass Remake) / alt link
George Lenton Vs MGMT - Weekend Wars Remix / alt link
Lowkey ft Jon McClure & Faith SFX – Revolution
Stagga Vs Busta Rhymes – I Got Bass / alt link
Looptroop Rockers - Praying On A Liver (Living On A Prayer Remix)
Spank Rock - Competition
Monkey Vs Velvet Underground – Venus In Furs Remix / alt link
Black Sabbath – Iron Man
Bassnectar – Heads Up (California Style)
The Motherboard – Motherload / alt link
Herrmutt Lobby –Vampire Remix
Lorn – Juggernaught
Soulwax Vs Rolling Stones - You Can't Always Get What You Want
Xrabit & DMG$ - Follow The Leader / alt link
Dorian Concept – Yorktown Recreation
Kraddy – Android Porn
The Qemists - Dem Na Like Me (King Cannibal Remix)
Flying Lotus – Tea Leaf Dancers (Low Limit Remix) / alt link
(YSI) Black Sabbath - Iron Man (An-Ten-Nae Remix)
Friday, March 13, 2009
While the official SXSW music festivities don't start up until the following day, Mochipet and his Daly City Records crew are getting a jump on the proceedings with this free St. Patrick's Day event. Festivalgoers looking to assault their eardrums will undoubtedly be delighted by the bass-heavy sounds delivered by artists like Drop the Lime, Round Table Knights, Nosaj Thing, Pharrell (from French blog Fluokids), and many more, including Daly City up-and-comers Vladimir Computin and Preshish Moments. - Taken from XLR8R.COM
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3/17 St. Patrick Day Party
Free Entrance! Drink and Other Giveaways 9-11pm!
Mochipet (Daly City)
Drop The Lime (Trouble&Bass, NYC)
Vladimir Computin (DalyCity)
Preshish Moments (Daly City)
Larytta (Creaked Records, Switzerland)
Round Table Knights DJs (Switzerland)
Nosaj Thing (Alphapup, Los Angeles)
Pharrell (Fluokids, France)
215 The Freshest Kids
307 B W 5th St
Austin, TX 78701
Kid Koala (Ninjatune) “Mochipet is hilariously funky. He should score the next Katamari video game!”
“Mochipet is making one hell of an argument—for hip hop and even music in general….One very versatile producer…"
KEXP ( Seattle , WA ) “beats spanning the hip-hop and electronic genres, often combining the two in memorable fashion…you barely have to lift a finger to enjoy this”
Pharrell (FLUOKIDS Blog) " Mochipet ….soft and pop, slow fox trot, rubs your buttocks more gently please, I want to take my time like turning the first 25 pages of pub of my magazine of mode, mode."Emusic
DIRECTIONS IN SOUND
Notes from the Asian American Underground
Friday March 13 2009
111 Minna Gallery | 9pm, 21+
Advance: $10 CAAM Members | $12 General
Cover: $12 CAAM Members | $15 General
From glitch-infused breaks to original bay slaps. Tech-hop fusion to heavy dread bass. True school heat to broken beats. Dirty disco to freaked-out funk. Directions In Sound delivers yet another genre-bending showcase featuring a lineup of rising stars you need to know about, further proving that there is no end to the future-forward music blowing up in the underground around the globe. Don't blink… You might just miss the next big thing!
With Remixes by:
Douster (Lyon, France)
Octa Push (Portugal)
Krugger Flaps (Paris, France)
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Hot off the presses, the new album by Th' Mole is BLOWING MINDS...
Greatest Hits (Ha Ha Ha) Vol. 1, Th' Mole's debut Daly City Records release, succeeds in being the futuristic rapper's most cohesive and satisfying album yet. The Tick Tick Blam EP, (included as an MP3 CD-extra, along with an exclusive music video) features remixes from the likes of Mochipet (Bpitch Control/Daly City), Robot Koch (of Jahcoozi, Kitty-Yo/Asound), acclaimed Brazilian baile funk producer DJ Amazing Clay (Man/Bounce), Bloody Snowman (Mathlab/Daly City), and Preshish Moments (Daly City).
For a taste, download/stream "Jump Jack" featuring Warrior Queen.
Download the album at Gigacrate, iTunes, Limewire.
And if you're in the Bay area... March 14, Daly City & SPAZ present AMUSEMENT EXTRAVAGANZA - Th' Mole's official CD release show, featuring stand-up comedy, games, knot-tying workshop, DJ 0.000001, Preshish Moments vs. Pu22l3, Vankmen vs. MC Subzero Permafrost, Beytah vs. Murdasloth, 666 Gangstaz vs. Kon396, Shortbus, Th' Mole (of course), and feature film Dollman Vs. Demonic Toys! It will be a night to remember! Starts and ends early - be there 9pm-1:30am. Caretakers - 848 Divisadero, SF. $८. Flyer
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Hey All, I will not be at BassCamp this month as Daly City will be hosting a party at SXSW Austin. But you should def check out the lineup if you are in SF. It will be Siiiick! xoxo mochi
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Pick up a copy of this beautiful little baby directly on March 14 at the CD release in SF! (Info & preview track below.)