Born in Taiwan to a rocket scientist father and kindergarten teacher mother, David Y Wang aka Mochipet’s music has traveled the globe from Europe to Asia and everything in between. With many overseas and US tours his music has been featured in Videos Games with the Beastie Boys as well as performed by a 20-piece orchestra at New York’s Carnegie Hall. David sees no boundaries in music, which is why he has worked with everyone from Professional Skateboarder Ray Barbee, to Techno Queen Ellen Allien, Jazz drummer Weasel Walter, of The Flying Luttenbachers, and Mashup DJ Z-Trip. Recently you may have heard his songs dropped by DJs such as Bassnectar. He just finished a tour with Sound Tribe Sector 9 and is currently in the studio working on his new release “Rawr Means I Love You” Due out in 2012!
Try and think of a musician these days who is more endearing than California’s David Wang, aka Mochipet. The man dons a purple dinosaur costume for his performances, has a DJ name which originates from the tiny rice mould animals he used to make with his grandmother, and is generally a cheery, optimistic dude, as evidenced by his actions following his second laptop theft.
While on tour in New Orleans, Mochipet’s laptop was stolen from a show. But, rather than wring his hands or lose his shit, he rallied by posting a 26-track collection on his Daly City Records label website alongside a new tune: “You Can Steal My Laptop But You Can’t Steal My Swing.” This came with a message: “My friend Graz suggested that I put up a page with some of my music in return for donations… so please download and enjoy the music and give what you can. If you can’t give, that’s OK too… I find the best release for something stolen from you is sometimes to give something away.” READ ON..
Mochipet headlines the Sync Festival in Golden, BC, from June 1st to 4th, 2012.
Words by Summer Swanson
Solid mashups from hitmaker Mochipet! These were done to prep ya for his next release “Godzilla Rehab Center” coming out on Bombeatz Music. Mashups of Too Short vs. Maguera and Wiz Khalifa vs. Gigan. Who will win? Only you can decide. Vote for either Wiz or Too Short by clicking the heart on the track you like better! .. Read More
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
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!
By: Alex Alden
Bay Area DJ/Producer, Mochipet, is known for his loud purple dinosaur suit and dance floor bangers. However the musical maestro has long had his finger in the business side of the industry as well, running his own record label, Daly City Records.
The label’s namesake, Daly City, is the oft forgotten neighbor of colorful San Francisco, CA. Mochipet, or David Wang as he is known sans dino suit, grew up there with his dad. Virtually unknown outside of the Bay Area, Mochipet decided to name the label after the town because he considers Daly City as well as Daly City Records to be his home. In an interview with The Brain Trust, he mentioned that, “It’s great to see people from around the world recognize the name ‘Daly City’ even though they don’t know the city. It’s like building something from scratch and re-appropriating something on a personal level.”
As illustrated through his commitment to home, family is important to Mochipet, and he has brought that commitment to lasting relationships to Daly City Records. All of the artists that have released on the label are in some way personally connected to him and he calls the label “a network of good family and friends.” Due to this emphasis on personal relationships over musical genre, Daly City Records avoids classification.
Mochipet relishes in this fact, saying “I wanted it to be personal and not just another label with a ‘niche’ that spits out the same things over and over again. I love all kinds of music and really wanted Daly City to reflect that.” The artists currently releasing on the label are definitely varied. Some of these up and comers include Living Stone, Th’Mole and Sovereign Sect.
Living Stone is based out of Montreal, Canada and creates deep bassy beats tossed with a dose of dubstep. Reno native Th’Mole puts on a full costumed show and dabbles in different genres but always throws in a splash of humor. His track ‘I love Unicorns’ is a catchy homage to Th’Mole’s love of the mythical animal. Sovereign Sect, hailing from Fargo, ND, is a livetronica group who describe their sound as “as unique as it is diverse.”
As with any modern, digitalized label, Daly City is faced with the threat of internet piracy, but Mochipet isn’t worried about it citing the fact that since his artists are smaller, the people who listen to them are more connected to the music and less likely to steal. “…when your audience doesn’t really care what you are doing and just want to listen to that hit song, that’s where piracy problems come in, because you are trying to make money off of someone who doesn’t connect with your artist on a personal level. It’s like selling McDonalds food. They just want it fast and cheap. They don’t care where they get it from. That’s not what we are trying to do. We can give away our music for free and our fans will still donate or come support at shows. They are interested in what we are doing. “
The aim of Daly City records is “to expose people to awesome music they might have never heard.” Bigger names such as eDIT (Glitch Mob) and Daedelus (Ninja Tune) who have become quite well known have released on Daly City but that was before they made it big and helped gain exposure to a larger audience. Mochipet is not interested in signing a major act and is more focused on the music and keeping the label unique. He says,” Why would I want to make another label of something that’s already out there? I think this is what will set us apart in the long run. I think the labels people remember are the ones that have their own character, one’s that have their own personality.”
Very refreshing to see a label sticking to its ideals in the industry.
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!
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)
TITLE: Chicxulub Rebirth
LABEL: 1320Records/Daly City Records
RELEASE DATE: 03/20/2012
SPECIAL MUSIC EVENTS AT DEF CON 20!
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:
A Milli Girls – Mochipet (pseudo-NSFW)
MOCHIPET’s LIST OF PRECAUTIONS FOR MUSICIAN’S WITH LAPTOPS:
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 email@example.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