New single from GZA/Genius & Mocky!
Mocky feat. GZA – ‘Birds Of A Feather’ out on Crammed Discs
Watch the first ‘Mockumentary’ here (feat. contributions from Gonzales, Feist, Jamie Lidell & Taylor Savvy):
“Mocky has a reputation for surprising people with his music”, ran the first line of the biography for “Saskamodie”, Mocky’s sublime debut album for Crammed Discs … and sure enough, the man also responsible for producing and playing all over classic albums from Feist, Jamie Lidell and Gonzales is at it again: this time with one of the world’s greatest living rappers – GZA, no less, from the mighty Wu-Tang Clan – in tow.
By way of making the heaven-sent jazz-pop melodies of ‘Bird Of A Feather’ even more infectious, Mocky calls upon Mr “Liquid Swords” to add a signature burst of gruff street philosophy which, while keeping to the song’s ornithological theme – “They say the early bird gets the worm/ ‘cos it never has to fight for the crumbs and then take flight and turn” – turns it into a loose, rolling rap jam that marks a slight return to Mocky’s musical past, as well as placing GZA in a new and comparatively upbeat (dare we say ‘chirpy’?) musical context …
This track will be released digitally as a single today Oct 5th, with two further mixes of the same track: a slightly shorter radio edit, and the ‘Rollerskating Jam’, which finds Mocky in J. Dilla/Madlib mode, looping and chopping the original into a low-slung, tweaked-out groove for the head-nodding b-boy in us all.
Meanwhile, the second installment of Mocky’s ingenious and hilarious ‘Mockumentary’ series of short films, intended to accompany ‘Saskamodie’, is ready. ‘The Mockumentary Part II” will be premiered today along with the digital single release – Oct 5th.
Sneak preview trailer here: www.crammed.be/crammed/140/trailerpt2.htm
Mocky – ‘Saskamodie’ out now on Crammed Discs
On tour in Europe :
08-Oct FRANCE PARIS, LA CIGALE, FACTORY FESTIVAL
09-Oct BELGIUM BRUSSELS, BEURSSCHOUWBURG
17-Oct AUSTRIA GRAZ, ORPHEUM
29-Oct SWITZERLAND LAUSANNE, CASINO DE MONTBENON
30-Oct PORTUGAL LISBON, MUSICBOX
06-Nov GERMANY, HEIDELBERG, KARLSTORBAHNHOF
07-Nov GERMANY, AALEN, AALEN JAZZ FESTIVAL
08-Nov SWITZERLAND, MURI, MUSIG IM OCHSEN
Press quotes on ‘Saskamodie’
“An amazing record…a big hit for me” (Gilles Peterson)
“An exceptionally musical album – there’s no other word for it – that could fail to seduce only the hardest of hearing, or the hardest of hearts” (Pitchfork, 8.0)
“Saskamodie is languorous and breathily swoonsome. It’s full of the kind of jazzy music that doesn¹t indulge in pesky soloing. . If Saskamodie was a film, it would undoubtedly be The Science of Sleep by Michel Gondry. Please take that as a wholehearted endorsement” (BBC)
“A revelatory gem of post-war sensibility…an evocative unit” (Plan B)