A Day at United. The name practically says it all. An album recorded in a single day. No rehearsals. No second takes. Just Mocky and friends. Some instruments. Some songs Mocky sketched in the week leading up. Oh yeah, and a recording studio. United Recording, in fact. The legendary independent studio, financed by Sinatra among others. A refuge for artists seeking more control. Or maybe ‘less interference’ is a better way to put it. Because this is not an album about control. It’s about putting certain conditions in place — creative limitations, even — then letting go. Letting the magic happen. Letting the human happen. In an age of computer-led precision, this is an album about the struggle for imperfection.

Featuring: 

Mocky – Drums and Compositions 

Miguel Atwood-Ferguson – Viola 

Randal Fisher – Tenor Sax and Flute 

Joey Dosik – Alto Sax and Flute 

Aponte Poro – Congas and Percussion 

Nia Andrews – Vocals and Percussion 

Lucky Paul – Percussion and Electronics 

Deron Johnson – Piano and Rhodes 

Mark De Clive-Lowe – Keyboards and Synths

Harry Foster – Nylon String Guitar and Vocals 

Brandon Eugene Owens – Acoustic Bass

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For the first time on vinyl at album length this is Mocky’s collection of the best of Japan-only/unreleased gems and favorites from his so far digital only mixtape-series “The Moxtapes” Vol. I-IV. The A-Side delves deep into his songwriting/lyrical side and features some of his most intense and touching songs thus far like “The Fortress” (featuring Chilly Gonzales on piano), “Problematic” (which casts Mocky’s crooning in a glitched-out new light) and “Exception To The Rule”, a radiant track that features breakout artists Joey Dosik on keyboards and Moses Sumney on background vocals. The B-Side showcases Mocky’s off the grid soulful groove compositions like “You Can’t Rush The Funk”, „How It Goes“ or “Keep Feelin This (feat. Jamie Lidell), bringing back memories of their classic work together on Lidell’s “Multiply”.

„A sun kissed celebration of music in it’s most inspired state“ (Saint Heron on „The Moxtape Vol. III“)
„Precisely the clap-happy, sun-kissed poolside score you’ve been waiting for to usher in these warmer months“ (OK Player on „Keep Feelin This (feat. Jamie Lidell)
„A timeless collection that is necessary in the age of trap beats“ (Huffington Post on „Living Time (The Moxtape Vol. II“)

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Happy to announce the release of the new Moxtape Vol. IV “How To Hit What And How Hard”
Comes in 3 different configurations, the 6 song EP version, the 12 song japanese version and the free to sample “unpacked” version with 174 .wav files of all instrumental parts of 6 songs ready to get sampled for your new music. Check the 6 song version out on your favourite platform like ITUNES or SPOTIFY or get all versions exclusively directly from me HERE

 

Mocky returns to Berlin and Hamburg for 2 shows this summer to present his new release “How To Hit What And How Hard (The Moxtape Vol. IV)”

August 11th, Berlin/Prinz Charles TICKETS

August 12th, Hamburg/Kampnagel KMH TICKETS

 

Mocky returns to Japan with his band featuring Joey Dosik and Nia Andrews to celebrate the release of “The Moxtape Vol. III”

MOCKY JAPAN TOUR 2016

MAY 26 ( Thu ) / Kumamoto / Hayakawasouko 
open 19:00 start 20:00

MAY 27 ( Fri ) / Fukuoka / Rooms
open 19:00 start 20:00

MAY 28 ( Sat ) / Hiroshima / Yokogawa Cinema
open 18:00 start 19:00

MAY 29 ( Sun ) Okayama / Johnbull Private Labo Okayama
open 15:00 start 16:00

MAY 30 ( Mon ) Nagoya / Live & Lounge Vio
open 19:00 start 20:00

MAY 31 ( Tue ) Osaka / Shangrila
open 19:00 start 20:00

JUNE 1 ( Wed ) Tokyo / Liquid Room
open 18:30 start 19:30

JUNE 3 ( Fri ) Tokyo / WWW
open 18:30 start 19:30

MORE INFORMATION at WINDBELL

 

Finally Mocky is on tour again to present Key Change live!

01.10.2015 JP Tokyo-Liquid Room
02.10.2015 JP Osaka-Conpass
03.10.2015 JP Kumamoto-Hayakawasouko
04.10.2015 JP Kobe-Xebec Hall
06.10.2015 JP Kyoto-Urbanguild
07.102015 JP Tokyo-WWW
21.10.2015 D München-Rote Sonne Tickets
22.10.2015 D Frankfurt-St Peter Cafe Tickets
24.10.2015 NL Rotterdam-Bird Tickets 
25.10.2015 NL Amsterdam-Bitterzoet Tickets 
26.10.2015 D Leipzig-Werk 2 Tickets
27.10.2015 D Berlin-Watergate Tickets 
30.10.2015 D Hamburg-Überjazz Tickets

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I am so happy to announce that my new album Key Change comes out today !!!!!!

I want to thank everyone who has shown such amazing support this year !

To own it click click here

(available for on your favourite digital store like Itunes, Bandcamp, Spotify and as a pre-order with instant download on Vinyl (with 2 bonus tracks) or CD here)

“Key Change is a gorgeous, gentle blend of songcraft that recalls classic pop and soul records but still feels decidedly modern” (FACT)

“The musician who made a futuristic record without any electronic sounds” (WIRED)

“Listen. Feel better.” (THE FADER)

“Edgy and relevant” (PRI’S THE WORLD)

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Mocky presents Key Change Live

07/08/15
Hamilton, Ontario at Havn Gallery
07/09/15
Toronto at The Drake
07/10/15
Montreal at Resonance
07/11/15
New York at Ace Hotel
07/17/15
Los Angeles at Lyric Theatre
08/21/15
Los Angeles at Natural History Museum
09/19/15
Los Angeles at FIG and 7th
10/20/15
Zürich at Kaufleuten

 

…and another song from “Key Change”, accompanied by an extensive interview.

Read all about it here

 

 

Thanks to Pitchfork for premiering the first video from the Key Change Album here!

 

I had to move to LA to write my “Snow” song. Here is “Living in the Snow” from my upcoming album Key Change