Mookhi dives deep into her favourite tracks
Following the career of Sydney-based producer MOOKHI has been one exciting adventure lately. Dropping her debut EP Lost & Found earlier this year, each single taken off it has seen her propel to even higher success. Her latest release is a music video to accompany her track ‘Lacunae’, and it is as intriguing to watch as it is to listen to.
Dealing mostly with instrumentals, samples and sounds obviously capture Mookhi‘s imagination. We wanted to get to know her better, so we got a playlist of some of her most loved tracks to get better acquainted. Thoughtful and extraordinarily passionate, this Soundcloud wrap shows just how much the young musician cares for her craft.
TEA LEAF DANCERS – FLYING LOTUS
I first listened to this song in 2007. I’d never heard anything like it before. The way it swelled, undulated. I couldn’t identify the origins of the sounds. This was the very prolific gateway to Flying Lotus.
LOVELY BLOODFLOW – BATHS
Baths was one of the first major influences on my music. I watched a video of him using an Akai MPD23 on Youtube, next minute I’m saving every penny to buy one on Ebay. ‘Lovely Bloodflow’ will always be my favourite song of his.
AFTER DAWN – LETHERETTE
I’ve always kept an eye on Letherette and the resourceful way they sample. They can use every aspect of a track but make it sound as foreign from the original as possible. Pair that with some incredibly funky sound design and you’ve got something very special indeed.
JEWL – JADU HEART
I only discovered Jadu Heart recently. Their sound reminds me of putting on an old, beloved pair of leather boots. It’s well-worn in an almost out of tune way, their vocals carry a vintage appeal. I feel warm and comforted when I listen to this track. Apologies for the weird analogy.
WE LOST – LAPALUX
Ahh Lapalux. I always go through major waves of appreciation for this artist. He managers to weave sublime melodies and chords with sound design that pushes so many boundaries. He production style varies greatly, but each track as stamped with Lapalux’s inextricable style and finesse. ‘We Lost’ is a more laid back track of his. I always forget about my worries when I stumble across it.
KRONG THINGS PT2 – MOODY GOOD
Moody Good has never failed to impress me with his mind-bending sound design. I’m always pushed to go further in my production when I listen to his stuff. This track is more melodic compared to his other things. He uses something from the past to propel you into the future. Short, Simple, but very effective.
THEM CHANGES – THUNDERCAT
Being a huge Flying Lotus fan, it was only natural that I fell for Thundercat too. I adore his rich chords and their unpredictable movements, heard in ‘Them Changes’. I always feel the need to strut down the street when I hear this song.
NO SASS – PHOTAY
How can you make woodwind sound so heavy and sexy? Photay has all the answers. His style and production prowess; it holds a prolific union between acoustic sounds, found samples and electronic elements.
IT WAS WHATEVER – SHLOHMO
I’m a bit despondent that not many people have taken the time to appreciate Shlohmo’s older stuff. ‘It Was Whatever’ is unusually happier than his other stuff yet still retains that melancholic, almost nihilistic vibe.
SEND THE PAIN ON – CHROME SPARKS
‘Send The Pain On’ was the first track I’ve ever heard of Chrome Sparks, and boy did I adore it. His sound makes me feel nostalgic for unknown things!
Words by ABBEY LENTON