Premiere: Mocky – ‘Soulful Beat’ (Mr. Oizo Remix)

Today we present to you the premiere of producer, songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist, Dominic “Mocky” Salole’s ‘Soulful Beat’, remixed by Mr. Oizo himself. Taken from The Moxtape Vol. III EP, out 22 April on Heavy Sheet, Mr. Oizo’s spin on ‘Soulful Beat’ is exactly what it says on the tin. With his signature dirty techno sound, the French electronic legend flips Mocky’s floaty, springtime beat into an after hours delight. Press play below to get your midweek boost!

Mocky came to prominence in the Berlin electronic scene of the mid 2000s, releasing three acclaimed solo albums, co-writing and producing Jamie Lidell’s Multiply and making waves on stage with close collaborators (and fellow Canadians) Peaches, Feist, Chilly Gonzales and founding the rapping puppet group The Puppetmastaz. It became evident that Mocky had his own way of doing things when he did his first tour at the zoos of europe ( literally setting up and playing in the Zoo in every town that he played and doing a matinee at the monkey cage before his club date). In 2009, his music took a jazz-inflected turn to the acoustic with the release of Saskamodie, which showcased his songwriting talents while introducing his unique sensibility to a receptive new international audience. In 2011, after work in Big Sur on Feist’s Metals, Mocky relocated to Los Angeles, where he quickly established himself as a co-writer with uncommon credentials, and eccentric working methods collaborating with breakthrough artists Kelela, Moses Sumney and Joey Dosik, among many others. With his monthly rooftops gigs at the ACE Hotel, meanwhile, he has breathed new life into the LA live scene. In summer 2015 Mocky released his new album “Key Change” to wide critical acclaim.

To celebrate Mocky’s return to Japan this May, you can see above his tour video directed by Nia Andrews. This amazing tour diary was recorded during Mocky´s ‘Key Change’ Japan Tour for the Japanese language version of Mocky´s soulful classic ‘Sweet Things’. ‘Amaimono’ is featured as a bonus track on the upcoming Moxtape Vol. III ( Japanese “Expanded” Version ), released April 22nd on Heavy Sheet, which you can pre-order here and here.

Japan Tour
May 26 ( Thu ) / Kumamoto / Hayakawasouko, 27 ( Fri ) / Fukuoka / Rooms, 28 ( Sat ) / Hiroshima / Yokogawa Cinema, 29 ( Sun ) Okayama / Johnbull Private Labo Okayama, 30 ( Mon ) Nagoya / Live & Lounge Vio, 31 ( Tue ) Osaka / Shangrila, June 1 ( Wed ) Tokyo / Liquid Room, 3 ( Fri ) Tokyo / WWW

Mocky_The Moxtape Vol edit