Friday, February 27, 2009
March 14, in celebration of Th' Mole's new album: Greatest Hits (Ha Ha Ha) Vol. 1, Daly City Records and S.P.A.Z. Soundsystem presents a freaking awesome line-up of music, comedy, workshops, film, arts/crafts/games/prizes/surprises/ETC!!!
YOU WILL HAVE FUN. GO THERE.
(Daly City's own DJ 0.000001 will present a crazy, unique interactive live set beginning sharply at 9. Music stops at midnight, leading into the awesome movie. Don't be late.)
Th' Mole "Jump Jack (ft. Warrior Queen) MP3:
Friday, February 20, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Natural Selection Tracklist:
01. Bit Meddler „Japn Rapn Demo“
02. Noggano „Matrioshki“/Mr. Scruff „Whiplash“/Mr. Oizo „W“
03. Lotek Hi-Fi „Who's Laughing Now?“
04. Dabrye feat. Jay Dee & Phat Kat „Game Over“ (Flying Lotus Remix)
05. William S. Burroughs „Origin and Theory“ (Excerpt from lecture)
06. Mochipet „Bobo Loves Dubstep Too“
07. 5Nizza „Soldat“/Karaoke Tundra „Kill The Neighbours!“ (Gargle & Expel Remix)
08. The Bug feat. Ricky Ranking „Murder We“
09. Candie Hank „Schurkenlounge“/Britney Spears „Womanizer“ (Acapella)/Mr. Oizo „Bonhomme“
10. Radio interview with John Oswald (Excerpt)
11. Starkey „Striking Distance“
12. Bong Ra „The Rush“ (Drop The Lime Remix)/Puding Pani Elvisovej „Retrostylin“ (Acapella)
13. Foolk „Koniec“
ENOUGH RECORDS on the showcase. Presented by DVNT.
Broadcast 31st January 2009 at 18:00 GMT on http://www.brap.fm
Jamie Lidell - Little Bit Of Feel Good (Mochipet Remix) [xlr8r]
Ckz - Mellow Scabies [Enoughrecords]
Egon Fisk - Electronic Im Blut [Acroplane]
Analog Penetration - Asmo! [Deepx Recordings]
DraCo - Superautodrome [Diggarama]
Gherkin Jerks - Dynsync (Speedy J edit) [unreleased]
System2 - Samardhi (Steve Maccabe Remix) [r3tox]
Wink - Are You There… (Original Remix) [Ovum]
Blotnik Brothers - Tin Can [Mizuage]
Smashback - Ladder [Bassgun]
Sonar Base - The Deadly Storms of Uranus [NoiZe Electro Hub]
Gunjack - Down the Ox [Consume]
Shitmat - Shut Up (Hellfish Remix) [Planet Mu]
English Bore - Broken Heart Beats [Myuzyk]
Monday, February 16, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
What the heck is this "multimedia maxi-single," you ask? It's awesome!!
Th' Mole's JUMP JACK single features Mochipet, Warrior Queen, DJ Amazing Clay and Bearmod, and includes three MP3's, a music video, and animated GIF cover art.
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD
Turbo-powered "future rapper" Th' Mole refers to Jump Jack as "exercise music." "It's something to work out to," he says. "Something to get your blood pumping, to make your muscles big and get you in shape."
Preview the ridiculous "Go Horsie" music video and subscribe to the new ThMoleTV channel at youtube.com/ThMoleTV
Originally hailing from Jamaica, Warrior Queen is known primarily for her work with the widely acclaimed The Bug (Ninja Tune). She has an extensive body of work in dancehall, garage, dubstep and beyond, including collaborations with Skream and DJ Zinc. She has voiced the iconic Bug single "Poison Dart" as well as the stunning album track "Insane". The Bug and Warrior Queen are currently completing a series of US dates with Nine Inch Nails. myspace.com/thewarriorqueens
Mochipet, AKA David Wang, runs Daly City Records and endorses products such as M-Audio and Puma. He is currently working on several new projects including ones with Joyo Velarde, Lyrics Born, Antipop Consortium’s M. Sayyid, and Chicago’s MC Zulu. Listen to Mochipet's remix of Th' Mole, featuring Warrior Queen, on the Jump Jack maxi-single. myspace.com/mochipet
DJ Amazing Clay, whose DJ career stretches back some 27 years (circa ‘Planet Rock’, an early staple of Clay’s sets), founded ‘Equipe Curtisom Rio’ ‘ one of Rio’s earliest funk sound systems. Until his recent collaboration with Th' Mole (remixing "Go Horsie"), Clay's definitive production work has remained almost completely within the Brazilian baile funk scene, gracing recordings by Mr. Catra, Deize Tigrona and MC Dido, flanked by the unparalleled baile funk label, Man Recordings. myspace.com/djamazingclay
Bearmod (AKA Blingmod, Briefcase Rockers) hails from Hawaii but resides in Montreal, hanging tough with the Turbo Crunk crew, making people dance to the rocket-powered bleep hop, all in the name of love. He and Th' Mole met long ago when they were aimless young punks in Hawaii; now Bearmod regularly rocks crowds alongside such acts as Megasoid, Lazer Sword, Hovatron, Lunice, and more. For Jump Jack, Bearmod remixes the track "Heart Phire" (from the forthcoming album), transforming it from a hillbilly stomper to a city-slick stepper. myspace.com/bearmod
Th' Mole has been spinning his weird web since the 90's, jumping from the Bay Area to Hawaii to New Orleans and beyond, meanwhile running his own record label, Motion Recordings, and releasing music under a number of aliases. Th' Mole's music has been released by numerous indie labels (Hectic, Zhark, Anti-Party, Vaatican, etc.), and he has performed all over the world, sharing stages with such notables as DJ Krush, Venetian Snares, Living Legends, Meat Beat Manifesto, and more. Whoop-tee-doo!! On March 10, 2009, Daly City Records releases Th' Mole's Greatest Hits (Ha Ha Ha) Vol. 1 album. myspace.com/themole
Th' Mole is currently booking Europe, Canada and the US for Spring. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries. Press kit at dalycityrecords.com/the_mole
Friday, February 6, 2009
& this ticket link - http://sanfrancisco.going.com/chinesenewyear09
Prefuse73 and Ghostland Observatory
This Saturday in Tucson Arizona!
Tucson Gem and Jam is a 3 day music, art, and mineral event that coincides with the Tucson Gem and Mineral exposition. The event will feature live music, dj's, performance painting, and a special bazar for art and mineral vending. Gem and Jam caters to a wide variety of musical tastes and has a little something for everyone!
Please join us for what is sure to be another unforgettable year in Tucson!
Hotels - Hotels fill up quickly due to increased traffic from the gem show so get your rooms as early as possible!
Gem Show - Full listing of events at the Tucson Gem Show - www.tucsonshows.com & www.tucsonshowguide.com
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Mochipet's Turbo Thizz Petnation Makes XLR8R Top Mp3s of Jan 2009.
Click here to download it
There’s no doubt that Daly City Records head honcho and costumed maestro of pulsating soundscapes, Mochipet, had quite the prolific year in 2008, but from the sounds of this track (off his awesomely titled, impending release Master P On Atari), we're already looking forward to what's in store for us in 2009.Featuring Mochipet’s signature whomp of throbbing low-end and synthy clatter, this sizzling cut pits diced-up morsels of Atari bleep-age and choppy, 606 percussion against a mammoth-sized wall of grimy, electro goodness. With roof-blasting caliber written all over it, we feel sorry for whatever warehouse crosses paths with this track next.
Monday, February 2, 2009
Following that, on March 10, Daly City Records will debut the Greatest Hits (Ha Ha Ha) Vol. 1 album. Check out what people are saying about it:
This time when Th' Mole pops out of the hole, his trademark goofy hip hop grin bares some teeth, even as his heart remains firmly on his sleeve. Greatest Hits (Ha Ha Ha) Vol. 1 is Th' Mole's Daly City Records label debut. A combination of classic tracks, re-recordings, and new material, the elements converge to make his strongest and most personal collection thus far.
As a producer, The Mole manages to create a sound that is aggressive and fluid all at once; it’s the bombastic sound of the apocalypse, but with an over-riding feel of hopeful carelessness rather than one of desolation. In "Don't Be Sad, Nothing Matters," a warm classical flamenco guitar is stunningly contrasted with electrified beats, while a voiceover reassures us that we have nothing to fear "as the world plummets". "Jump Jack" – an irresistibly-catchy dance jam that also features ragga vocalist Warrior Queen – continues the theme as he commands us: "Fuck the world! Just jump up off it… and do your dance." Faced with the onslaught of depressing current events and trends, Th' Mole has taken on the role of comforting father on a sinking ship.
His skills as an emcee have grown stronger than ever, as evidenced by the new remake of "Caitlin," a signature song of his that tells a touching, apologetic tale of childhood playground betrayals. On the other end of both the lyrical and vocal spectrum is "I Hate You,” a reflection on love-gone sour, sung over a piano-plunk loop that could have been taken right out of Peanuts. "I baked you a cake and I don't even cook. I'll never bake another fucking cake ever again. And by the way, sometimes your breath stinks. And you're fucking insensitive. Bitch." It's hilarious, and if you've followed Th' Mole's career, it's also a jolt; the remorseful Mole of “Caitlin” is now calling a girl a bitch? In a lot of ways that sums up the Mole of 2009: ideals of love or society have been destroyed, and he's mildly pissed about that. Charming humility is replaced with an inspiring sense of entitlement: he's done asking us to see a better world; now he's gonna build one whether we like it or not.
Overwhelmingly, however challenging the message, sheer fun still rules Th' Mole's self-made universe. The production is impeccable, the vocals and lyrics are dizzyingly creative, and as he manages to stamp a smiley face on everything, he creates an improbably refreshing sort of emo-comedy. Greatest Hits (Ha Ha Ha) Vol. 1 succeeds in being Th' Mole's most cohesive and satisfying album yet. To ice the cake, the Tick Tick Blam EP (included as an MP3 CD-extra, along with an exclusive music video) features remixes from the likes of Mochipet (Daly City/Bpitch Control), Robot Koch (of Jahcoozi, Kitty-Yo/Rough Trade), acclaimed Brazilian baile funk producer DJ Amazing Clay (Man Recordings), Bloody Snowman (Daly City), and Preshish Moments (Daly City).
- Collin Clay (Juha)
- Nomar Slevik (SIQ/Dis.eased)
Th' Mole "Jump Jack (ft. Warrior Queen) makes Chrome Kids "Top 20 Chart"
BTW, did you miss Th' Mole's free Whirled Fusion mixtape? LegendaryHipHop.com says "This is a wicked album, an eclectic deejay mixup of varying types of music put together delicately into entirely new compositions by DJ 0.000001. It's really cool, 'cause it all runs together and sounds great. It doesn't sound like your typical artist mashups and more like original songs based on other songs... I don't know how to describe it, really." Get it HERE!