How To Hit What And How Hard (The Moxtape Vol. IV)

by Mocky

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So let me put it in a song for you Cuz the children know what to do Just show each other love you fools Ya we got a lotta work to do Do doo do do doo doo
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Problematic 03:32
Ooh why do we make amends And why do we still pretend When we don’t even know what we are walking away from day to day And we can’t even say the things we’re thinking cuz were way too afraid There’s a life together and a fate I’m dreaming of There ain’t a problem we can’t fix with a little bit of our love Life without you would be p p p problematic Life without you would be so full of static Life without you would be p p p problematic And I can dream with you baby but You’re breaking me, you’re breaking me You’re breaking me, you’re breaking me all apart baby (Repeat) Ooh to walk away would not be fair But staying’s more than we can bear And they don’t even know what we are walking away from day to day And we can’t even say the things we’re thinking cuz we’re way too afraid There’s a life together and a fate I’m dreaming of There ain’t a problem we can’t fix with a little bit of our love Life without you would be p p p problematic Life without you would be so full of static Life without you would be p p p problematic And I can dream with you baby I can dream with you baby Life without you would be p p p problematic Life without you would be so full of static Life without you would be p p p problematic And I can dream with you baby I can dream with you baby I can dream with you baby but You’re breaking me,  you’re breaking me You’re breaking me, you’re breaking me all apart baby (Repeat)
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How It Goes 04:16
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Desiree 03:11
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Your’e so sweet But I can’t eat and I Can’t sleep Cuz i’m too deep I wish I could stop time I wish I could stop time I wish I could stop time   Because you’re mine mine mine Your’e so close Wanna do the most But I can’t choose Cuz I don’t wanna lose (Don’t wanna lose ya) I wish I could stop time I wish I could stop time I wish I could stop time because you’re mine mine mine Ooh ooh ooh ooh I wish I could stop time I wish I could stop time I wish I could stop time I wish I could stop time

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In between producing Feist’s groundbreaking album Pleasure, co-writing songs for Kelela’s upcoming debut album and working on his sixth full-length album, due out next year, Mocky is set to release the fourth installation of his “Moxtape” series. An unfiltered peek into his unreleased studio experiments and collaborations, “How to Hit What and How Hard" is a collection of handcrafted “off the grid bangers and some songs”, the multi-instrumentalist producer says.
At the start of 2017, Mocky built a studio at his secretive Los Angeles headquarters. As he put up the studio walls, he began doing test recordings and switching between hammer and nails and drumsticks and drums. The first six test recordings became the basis of “How to Hit What and How Hard’. They range from 1970s Sesame Street funk to Steve Reich-style arrangements with a backbeat to songs like “Problematic” (which casts Mocky's crooning in a glitched-out new light). Though the music covers a lot of ground in his search for goosebumps per minute (GPM), it’s held together by Mocky’s unmistakable percussive touch.
The L.A.-by-way-of-Berlin transplant plays almost everything on H2HWHH (drums, bass, piano, Rhodes, nylon string guitar, flute), with a few notable exceptions: Gonzales and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson guest on the exquisite “Desiree”, Nia Andrews lends some honey-dripped vocals to “Stop Time”, and Pegasus Warning, Joey Dosik and Aponte Poro round out this family affair on a variety of instruments.
On  “You Can’t Rush the Funk”, Mocky’s iPhone-recorded voice is as laid back as anything because, as he 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." And for those who wonder about the method to his madness, for the first time Mocky is opening the hood on this “how-to kit" of a record: He’s releasing all of the isolated, separated instruments as samples in an “Unpacked Edition”, allowing others to make their own works recreated from Mocky’s handmade blueprint. 

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released August 11, 2017

All songs published by Heavy Sheet Music/Warner Chappell
www.mockyrecordings.com
management@mockyrecordings.com
Mocky Cover and Studio Photo by Mary Rozzi
H2HWHH Box by Rand Sevilla
P+C Heavy Sheet Productions 2017

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Mocky Los Angeles, California

Performer, producer, songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist.
Released 8 solo albums, 2 movie scores and various Singles and a series of digital "Moxtapes". Worked with Feist, Jamie Lidell, Chilly Gonzales, The GZA, Mr. Oizo, Bassekou Kouyate, Kelela, Peaches, Vulfpeck, Moses Sumney, Joey Dosik and many others. ... more

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