Biography

 

Performer, producer, songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist, Dominic “Mocky” Salole  came to prominence in the Berlin electronic scene of the mid 2000s, releasing three acclaimed solo albums, co-writing and producing Jamie Lidell’s Multiply and making waves on stage with close collaborators (and fellow Canadians) Peaches, Feist, Chilly Gonzales and founding the rapping puppet group The Puppetmastaz.  It became evident that Mocky had his own way of doing things when he did his first tour at the zoos of europe ( literally setting up and playing in the Zoo in every town that he played and doing a matinee at the monkey cage before his club date). In 2009, his music took a jazz-inflected turn to the acoustic with the release of Saskamodie, which showcased his songwriting talents while introducing his unique sensibility to a receptive new international audience. A critics’ favorite, Saskamodie was described by Pitchfork as “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.” In 2011, after work in Big Sur on Feist’s Metals, Mocky relocated to Los Angeles, where he quickly established himself as a co-writer with uncommon credentials, and eccentric working methods collaborating with breakthrough artists Kelela, Moses Sumney and Joey Dosik, among many others. With his monthly rooftops gigs at the ACE Hotel, meanwhile, he had breathed new life into the LA live scene.  In summer 2015 Mocky released his new album Key Change to wide critical acclaim. After various tours in Europe and Japan, Mocky released 2 further editions of his Moxtape series with The Moxtape Vol. III and – in between writing and producing for Feist’s album Pleasure and Kelela’s debut Take Me ApartHow To Hit What And How Hard (The Moxtape Vol. IV)

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