Mochipet sends his new album “Rawr Means I Love You” to fans for free before it is even released to the public!

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Earlier this year, I was playing a show in New Orleans for Mardi Gras and someone decided to steal my laptop out of my backpack at the venue. I was of course in disarray, well because someone jacked my laptop! but more importantly, I was in the middle of tour and had to complete many more shows before I was able to head home.  With help from my friend Eric, we spent hours to navigate our way through the Mardi Gras madness to go to the Apple Store, many miles away, so I could buy a new laptop that was not what I needed, but could work, charged it on my credit card with money I didn’ t have at the time,  so I could return it after tour was over.  Shortly after I posted about my stolen laptop on my social media, I was sure it was gone but  just in-case there was any chance it might have been seen; I know it was a long shot. But more importantly, I was worried the thief could go on stealing more laptops from other artists without anyone being aware of the situation. Not expecting much, I posted some tracks to start a laptop fund and help spread awareness about the situation. To my surprise, donations started coming in at a substantial rate. Not only did my fans donate to my fund but they also helped spread awareness of the situation! I was able to raise enough to get a new laptop when I got off tour. I am very grateful for this, not only because I was able to replace the laptop that was stolen from me, but because people actually took time out and resources to help me in my time of need. To this I will always be grateful, and I promised that once my next album was finished I would send it to them free of charge before it is released to the public!  =)

I have learned a lot about insurance and tracking systems for keeping your laptop going to the wrong hands when your on tour. If you would like more info on this you can read my post here.

Happy Holidays! I hope you enjoy the album!
- Mochi

Jonah Brown (AKA Th’ Mole): LOGFATHER

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Following the recent release of Th’ Mole & Friends: Love In The Chaosphere, an uncharacteristically mature and artful album for the psychedelically-styled MC/producer, comes the completely juvenile side-project, Jonah Brown: Logfather.  Featuring guest MC’s Myka 9, Ngafsh & Wormhole, the 18 tracks consist entirely of braggadocious battle rhymes in a style reminiscent of the Beastie Boys, but instead of the traditional subject matter (rhyme skills, money, sexual prowess) Jonah and cohorts rap strictly about… poop.

Although one Amazon reviewer whines, “Seriously? A weak-ass rapper wastes his time and $ making a recording about sh*t and really expects people to buy it?” others disagree. Another review contends, “Jonah Brown’s debut on Daly City Records is confusing, creative, awe inspiring and funny. It’s also very well produced…”  Meanwhile Th’ Mole’s press release eloquently states that “Jonah Brown aims to subvert a universal taboo, placing all cultures and classes on common ground via this embarrasing bodily function. In addition the project is a reaction to the pomposity and self-aggrandizement commonly displayed in hip hop culture.”

Decide for yourself what you think of the Logfather by listening at soundcloud.com/motionrecordings, where you can also download the lead single, “The Doody Dance” for free.  Purchase the entire release for $8.99 at Amazon.

[Also available for free download, Jonah Brown: Poop Raps 'Mixtape']

Congratulations to Mochipet “Godzilla Rehab Center” Limited Edition Hat Winners!

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Announcing the winners: Eli Brooks, Ashley Penn, Kevin DeAntonio, and Tanner Caudle!  Stay tuned for more contests and giveaways. You can purchase Mochipet’s “Godzilla Rehab Center” Limited Edition hat here: http://shop.grassrootscalifornia.com/GR207.html.

Mochipet At the Academy of Science’s Jurassic Nightlife

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Mochipet’s performing at the Academy of Science’s Dinosaur Exhibit on September 20th in San Francisco. Stay tuned for more details to come. For more information on Academy of Science’s nightlife, follow: http://www.calacademy.org/events/nightlife/.

Mochipet Beastie Boys Remix on Oddbloggins

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By now, you surely already have heard that Beastie Boy MCA aka Adam Yauch passed away this past Friday, May 4, 2012, after a long battle with cancer.  This would be a pretty shitty beat blog if we didn’t pause for the man with the beard like a billy goat.  The Beasties will go down in history as legends in hip-hop, and, for our purposes, as some of the greatest innovators of the sample game.  Hell, Paul’s Boutique…. Read More

Mochipet wants to give you his secret Vinyl Stash!

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That’s right! Mochipet wants to give you his secret Vinyl Stash! Things are getting heated in the Daly City Records offices here half the pets say The Wiz Khalifa Remix is better and the other say Too Short Remix takes the cake!  We need your help to settle the score! Mochipet just found a stash of secret Vinyl and he’s willing to give one to a winner every other day until we can settle this score.  Help us Re-Post, Re-Tweet, Re-Announce, Re-Pet these Mashups until a true winner is found! We will be picking winners at random every other day until Mochipet is satisfied (and trust me, he’s never satisfied).  You want Vinyl! We got Vinyl, help us settle the score!

To Win, just go to Mochipet’s Soundcloud and click <3 on the track you like best and Don’t Forget to Leave A Comment,  so we know you been there! We will be picking a winner from the Comments!!! 

Winners will be announced on Mochipet’s Facebook Page!

 

CHICXULUB REBIRTH Mochipet’s New Release is Out Now

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cover by: Kill The Box Design

When we last left the dinosaurs, they had nearly escaped extinction and were headed to a newfound land. Since that time, Mochipet has enlisted the help of his friends Freddy Todd, Sugarpill, D.V.S., s.p.e.c.t.r.e, Papa Skunk, Elfkowitz, Preshish Moments, Smash and Grab, Bass Science, dkon, Profresher Blacklight, Renee Leah and Zen Death Squad  in the creation of a brand new feast of sounds for their fans to dig into. Seventeen tracks of stomping basslines and glitchy overtones are designed to make crowds rawr for more!

Available at: Beatport | iTunes | Amazon | Emusic | Juno | 1320Records

 

Tracklisting:

01. I Really Don’t Think We Are Ok Ace    (Sugarpill Remix)

02. Dinosaur Anthems    (Derek VanScoten D.V.S. Remix)

03. The New Ark    (S.P.E.C.T.R.E Remix)

04. Yoshi’s Dinosaur Egg Hunt    (Papa Skunk Remix)

05. A Home Away From Home    (Freddy Todd Remix)

06. A Home Away From Home    (Elfkowitz Remix)

07. The New Ark    (Preshish Moments Remix)

08. I Really Don’t Think We Are Ok Ace    (Smash & Grab Remix)

09. Dinosaur Anthems    (Bass Science Remix)

10. Yoshi’s Dinosaur Egg Hunt    (Free Crush Remix)

11. Dinosaur Anthems    (Living~Stone Remix)

12. Fossils    (Dkon Remix)

13. The New Ark    (Profresher Blacklight Remix)

14. Fossils    (Renee Leah Remix)

15. Home Away From Home    (Zen Death Squad Remix)

 

ARTIST: Mochipet

TITLE: Chicxulub Rebirth

CAT-NO: DCR172

LABEL: 1320Records/Daly City Records

FORMAT: Digital

RELEASE DATE: 03/20/2012

Th’ Mole, AKA Jonah Brown

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Th’ Mole has been busy as usual, recently dropping a couple singles with music videos (“$uper $tarlet $uicide” and “I’m Over Dubstep”), two cover songs (Beastie Boys’ “Hey Ladies” and Jungle Brothers’ “I’ll House You”), and a mixtape (featuring Mochipet, Udachi, Ice Cube, etc.) for his new alter-ego, Jonah Brown.  Links below.

“$uper $tarlet $uicide” (video): http://youtu.be/TK4Fq68I22w
“I’m Over Dubstep” (video): http://youtu.be/icFwtqedeGY
“Hey Ladies” (MP3): http://soundcloud.com/magicalbass/th-mole-hey-ladies
“I’ll House You” (MP3): http://soundcloud.com/magicalbass/th-mole-ill-house-you
Jonah Brown – Poop Raps Mixtape (MP3′s): http://thmole.bandcamp.com/album/poop-raps-mixtape

Mochipet will be playing @DEFCON in Las Vegas, July 2012

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SPECIAL MUSIC EVENTS AT DEF CON 20!

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Exciting news that is first in a series of many! DEF CON is officially announcing some big musical guests this year, the first of whom is breakcore/glitch/hip-hop all-star Mochipet! You’ll be able to catch him at the DEF CON 20 official opening Thursday night pool party!

Here are a few examples of Mochipet in action:

Whomp-a-saurus Sex

Mochipet Godzilla New Year Video by Savage Henry

A Milli Girls – Mochipet (pseudo-NSFW)

San Francisco Artist Mochipet Bounces Back from Gear Theft With Support of Fans

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MOCHIPET’s LIST OF PRECAUTIONS FOR MUSICIAN’S WITH LAPTOPS:

1) Tracking  Software (these track your laptop in case it is stolen)
Project Prey (free)    - Lojack  – Apple iCloud (will track your Mac)

2) Always keep a copy of your Serial Number so you can report to police

3) Always report your stolen laptop to the police department. (if you bought your computer with a credit card come companies will give you money back if it is stolen)

When, a few week ago, San Francisco electronic music artist Mochipet’s laptop was stolen during his ongoing Pet Your Godzilla Tour 2012 while in New Orleans he did two things. First, he warned other artists who use their laptops for their music of what precautions to take in
case of a similar theft. This he did by posting online the list that is republished above here. Secondly he set about trying to raise some funds towards purchasing a replacement laptop by going online and seeking donations in exchange for new tracks of his music. The response was even better than anticipated which greatly pleased the artist born David Wangwhose laptop is more than simply a device to send emails and update blogs etc. Rather Mochipet’s laptop is one of his main musical instruments. It is also his mobile recording studio, and where he stores a lot of his music and music on his label, Daly City Records.Hence it is an integral part of his career and life.

Mochipet said that, “My friend Grazsuggested that I put up a page with some of my music in return for donations, so I decided to make a 26 track collection of my work.” This he did and less then a week after he posted this offer, fans rallied and spread the word and ultimately raised enough money to buy him a new MacBook Pro. “I never thought I could raise the money in just less then a week. My hope was to just spread awareness to other musicians and gear being stolen from shows, and on tours,” said Mochipet noting how, “Believe it or not, after everyone takes their cut, we don’t make that much money as an underground artist. Everyone doing this is just doing for the music and when people come and steal your stuff it really puts a negative feeling to the whole purpose of music, which I feel is to uplift people.” Mochipet added that he is still seeking his old laptop and asks anyone (especially in LA area) if they see it (description below) to contact him at mochipet@dalycityrecords.com and for general info visit Daly City Records website.

Mochipet’s Laptop Specs: MacBookPro 15″ Dark Purple Hardshell Speck case Ableton
Live Gel Keyboard Cover Serial # C02FG82ADF91 & Part # Z0M1000BQ