Mochipet’s Interview with The Do LaB

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“Looking ahead to our 2 shows with Mochipet this week in San Diego and Los Angeles, we set up an interview with him and we also included a few of your fan questions. Check out the full interview below and be sure to get your discount pre-sale tickets to the shows in San Diego or Los Angeles today!

Do LaB: Thanks for taking the time to talk with us. Let’s start by having you tell us about your new album and the new live tour.

Mochipet: “The new Live show is an ever expanding project I started working on this year. I basically got tired of doing the Ableton Live / DJ thing that’s become so prevalent today so I started incorporating more instruments, visual projections, and other secret gadgets to my set. With Music as the basis I’m trying more avenues for my creativity. Because it’s a ever changing project, every show / tour will be different. I hope to incorporate the interactive portion into the show later this year which I am very excited about.”

Do LaB: What was your inspiration for the new album? How do you think it fits into your catalog of tunes?

Mochipet: “‘Rawr Means I Love You’ is a series of songs I wrote the past year and a half on tour. It encompasses many genres and styles. It’s almost like a compilation but I spent a good amount of time making sure it was cohesive and not just a bunch of songs lumped together. You can check it out here: http://bit.ly/rawr_out“”

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“Do LaB: What is the live show like? We’ve seen some video and photos of the new dinosaur heads and lighting rig.

Mochipet: “For this tour we are doing songs from “Bunnies and Muffins,” “Rawr Means I Love You,” and several new unreleased tunes. We incorporated several different projection mapped shapes and custom visuals for each of the songs. I also have a drummer alone side many instruments I’m playing myself including a Malletkat, Guitar, and Kitara. And yes, of course there is some Godzilla in the mix as always.”

Do LaB: What is the main difference for you as performer from a live show vs a solo show?

Mochipet: “There is a ton more production that goes into the live show then a solo live PA set. I’m am singing and playing a lot of the instruments live so it will be different at every show. It is all original material and there will be no DJing involved.”

Do LaB: How did you link up with Zoogma?

Mochipet: “I first heard about Zoogma when I was on tour opening for STS9 in Oxford Mississippi. Since then, we managed to link up and do a SE tour together earlier this year. Now they are coming to open up for me on their first West Coast Tour. I’m very excited for them.”

Do LaB: What can fans look forward to at our two upcoming shows in San Diego and Los Angeles?

Mochipet: “Lots of Pets.”

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“Do LaB: We also asked your fans for some questions. Here they are…

Will asked: “If electronic music didn’t exist, what other outlet would you utilize to affect the masses?”

Mochipet: “I would probably find someway to use my last name ‘Wang.’”

Luis asked: “Where did you get the name Mochipet?”

Mochipet: “From my Grandmother in Taiwan. She use to tell me to make “Mochipet’s” to shut me up.”

Anthony asked: “Where can I get myself a Mochipet Dino Head?”

Mochipet: “I will sell you mine for the right price in Tokyo.”

“We’d like to thank Mochipet for letting us into his world, and we hope you’ll join us in either San Diego or Los Angeles for Mochipet Live, including performances from Zoogma, Osal8 and Air Stegosaurus.

Get your discount pre-sale tickets for San Diego or Los Angeles.”

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Article from: http://thedolab.com/blog/2013/04/01/mochipet-discusses-new-live-show-touring-with-zoogma-and-upcoming-shows-in-san-diego-and-los-angeles-with-the-do-lab/

Rawr Means I Love You Out Today!

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ARTIST: Mochipet
TITLE: Rawr Means I Love You
CAT-NO: DCR180
LABEL: Daly City Records
FORMAT: Digital and Limited Edition USB
RELEASE DATE: 03/05/2013

“Rawr Means I Love You” the long awaited Mochipet album is finally here, and it is quite a journey. In traditional Mochipet fashion the album runs the gamout from Electro to Disco to Dubstep to Dancehall and everything not in between! In a world of one-hit singles Mochipet wanted to create something different: “I wanted to create a very eclectic album as I usually do but this time I wanted ever song to have a cohesive link to each other, I wanted it to take you through a journey as you listened through the album.” And quite the journey it is, songs like “Beast” and “Whomp-a-saurus Sex” showcases the staple Mochipet styles of heavy bass and dense drumkits but “Swimming in the Seas of Galaxies” and “Space Between Time” are more melody based and show a more introspective side of David’s repritoire. Songs like “Dionysys Synthony” and “Black Hole Sunrise” even have a cinematic feel, incorpoarting multi-part harmonies more commonly used in Jazz and Classical Music. As with any Mochipet album there is a strong Hip-Hop influence. “Spark” which features a cameo from ex-Def Jux’s member MrLif, to be released later, takes you back to a time when lo-fi samples and found sounds we’re the creative dominance over over-hyped drum machines and Swag. Through out the Time Travels and Black Hole Sunrises the album offers a path of encouragement in today’s declining economy and end of the world landscapes, as a journey outward may indeed be just a journey inward. Or as the Speak and Spell like voice on the title track suggests: “Life, I know it’s rough but just because the world is messed up does not mean you have to be too.”

Tracklisting:
01) Rawr Means I Love You
02) Beast
03) Whomp-a-saurus Sex (Magnum Version)
04) Spark (Instrumental)
05) The Space Between Time
06) Swimming in a Sea of Galaxies
07) The Holtzman Effect
08) Intergalactic Bass Station Eleven
09) Dionysys Synthony
10) Black Hole Sunrise

Download the One-Sheet: DCR180 – Mochipet – Rawr Means I Love You

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Catch Mochipet Live on Tour! See more photos from the Live Show

4/3- SD @ Ruby Room
4/4- LA @ King King
4/5- SF @ Broadway Studios
4/6- SC @ Catalyst Atrium
4/11-Eureka @ Nocturnum
4/12- Eugene @ WOW Hall
4/13- Portland @ Branx

 

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Happy Holidays From Mochipet!

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Happy Holidays everyone! For this week’s free download I would like to introduce you to the title track off my new record “Rawr Means I Love You” coming in 2013! I hope you enjoy it, remember to Rawr for the New Years!

And as always more free downloads here: www.mochipet.com/free/

Black Hole Sunrise – This week’s free download from Mochipet off Rawr Means I Love You, coming in 2013!

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Wanted to share another free track with you off my new Album “Rawr Means I Love You” coming out in 2013. It’s the music I might imagine if you we’re to travel through a Black Hole. I used some Modes commonly associated with Jazz hence the Maj & Min 7ths. There’s about 8 layers of harmonies going on here so you might have to listen a few times before you catch them all. Free Download This Week Only! If you like it please spread the love and share with your friends and fam! xoxo MOCHI

New Song Swimming in a Sea of Galaxies by Mochipet

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Mochipet unveils new tune from Rawr Means I Love You, due out January 2013.

It’s been a while since I’ve uploaded anything new on my Soundcloud so I thought I would give you a guys a new track from my upcoming album “Rawr Means I Love You.” I know, I know this album has been long time in the making but I promise it will be released soon. Free to my dedicated fans in December 2012 and the rest of the World in January 2013. I hope you enjoy this tune and if you like it please feel free to share it with your friends! Much Loves -Mochi

Mochipet looking for Animators to his new Live Show!

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ATTENTION ALL ANIMATORS MOCHIPET IS LOOKING FOR YOUR HELP

Electronic Music Producer David Wang (aka Mochipet) is looking for animators to help create content for his new Touring Audio/Visual Experience. We are currently looking for artists versed in any animation medium (Stop-Motion, Flash, 3D, Traditional Illustration) for a collaborate project with original content. This is for a new stage show we are developing for Mochipet’s new album “Rawr Means I <3 You.” Some traveling might be involved. This is a chance artists to work on a new experimental collaborative medium in the world of music and art. If you are interested please email links to your portfolio to animators@mochipet.com.

Less Than 3| Prehistoric Drops

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Thud.. thud.. thud.. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMP!!!! If Jurassic Park were anything like Mochipet envisioned, that famous scene with the T-Rex might have sounded a lot like this. Recently, Mochipet released a new single off of his upcoming album Rawr Means I Love You. The single, Whomp-A-Saurus Sex. From about fourteen seconds in, Mochipet does what he can to let you know he isn’t joking around with this one. This is one of those tracks where the name is eerily onomatopoeic. When you listen to it, you may get the impression that you’re in a mechanized Jurassic Park, running from T-Sex.. er.. Rex, himself.

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Have Mochipet Make You Dinner!

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HAVE MOCHIPET MAKE YOU DINNER!

Have Mochipet Make you Dinner! That’s right Mochipet is having a contest to see who can make the Best Album Cover for his new Single “Whompa-saurus-sex” (listen below) Peppermill a small netlabel that is helping put the contest together through Daly City Records for the release and they are the ones you’ll want to get ahold of for entering. And What’s the prize? You these three options:

1. Mochipet will come over and cook you dinner/lunch.*
2. Mochipet will go to your house and DJ your party.*
3. Mochipet will send you a purple custom made dino suit to make your own Dino Party!

Click here to submit your entry and Mochipet contest details.

Listen to the Track on SoundCloud:

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I’m proud to announce the album art contest for Mochipet’s new album, Rawr Means I Love You! For more info on the Mochipet contest details. Peppermill a small netlabel that is helping put the release out through Daly City Records for the release and they are the ones you’ll want to get ahold of for entering. What’s the prize? You have three options:

Click here to submit your entry

1. Mochipet will come over and cook you dinner.
2. Mochipet will go to your house and DJ your party.
3. Mochipet will send you a purple custom made dino suit to make your own Dino Party!

Listen to the track on SoundCloud:
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Whomp-a-saurus Sex (unfinished) Rawr Means I Love You…. by Mochipet

* Options 1 & 2 are only available if Mochipet is on tour in your town.