Earlier today, Mochipet & MC Zulu offered up a free download of a track from the pair’s forthcoming collaborative LP, Mochipet Is Evil – a joint release slated for release on April 3rd through Mochi’s Daly City Records.
This track has me salivating to hear the rest of the album, as it sees Mochipet’s production on a bit more of a tropical funky vibe, even incorporating Eastern melodies as the name would suggest – as opposed to the glitchier beats he’s become known for. This single is said to include remixes from Freddy Todd, Hellfire Machina, Skulltrane, BD1982and BC’s own Yan Zombie & Jay Wikid – in fact, Yan’s remix of the title track “Mochipet Is Evil” can be previewed now.
Mochipet is based in California, and is out on his “Pet Your Godzilla” tour throughout the states this month – you may have heard about him having his MacBook stolen from a gig in New Orleans a couple weeks back, and in hopes of recouping costs to purchase another, he has posted up a 26-track album for purchase on his bandcamp page, including his newest track, “You Can Steal My Laptop But You Can’t Steal My Swing.” Keep up with Mochi on his website, soundcloud, facebook, & twitter.
MC Zulu is a Panama-native, now Chicago-based vocalist & musician with a wealth of material dating back over ten years ago, having worked with producers such as Poirier,DJ C, Kush Arora & Chrissy Murderbot. Late last year he released the full length Electro Track Therapy to positive reviews, containing personal favorites such as the Poirier-produced “Call Red Alert” and “Outlaw Speakerbox,” on a riddim crafted by Brazilian producer/DJ Maga Bo. The album is available here on Juno or here on Beatport. He runs an excellent blog, hosted within his website, and as well as a very active facebook fanpage, you can also catch him on twitter, or check out the wealth of original music on his soundcloud.
To mark the release of their new LP, there will be a huge release party in San Francisco tonight (March 9th), with a slew of special guests – check the details here. Here in BC, we are planning on having our own set of album release parties, including a date here in Vancouver on Friday April 20th at W2 alongside Cyphanex badman Yan Zombie and another show the following night in Nelson at the Spiritbar. Keep your eyes peeled for full party info once its been released!