Diggin’ This: Mocky – “Put It in a Song” (Heavy Sheet Productions)
When the LA-via-Berlin-via-Saskatchewan multi-instrumentalist isn’t co-writing songs for Kelela or producing Feist’s album Pleasure or working on his own sixth full-length album, expected in 2018, he’s unleashing the fourth installation of his excellent “Moxtape” series, How to Hit What and How Hard.
“Put It in a Song” opens the six-track release, an immediately catchy groove fueled by 70’s funk keys and strings, all held in place by a buoyant Bobby McFerrin-ish backing vox bassline courtesy of Michael Green and Pegasus Warning.
As Mocky himself puts it: “Nothing began with the computer or a click track. Everything began with me hitting something, and during the process, I realized that in the modern musical environment, “how”, “what” and “how hard” you hit something make all the difference.”
Track of the day.
Mocky – “Put It in a Song”
Mocky’s How To Hit What And How Hard (The Moxtape Vol. IV) is out now. Get it via his Bandcamp page here and listen back to Mocky performing live in studio on the #DanDigsShow here.