We Get To Know Mookhi, a young artist out of Sydney who’s just delivered a knockout debut single in ‘Foul Play’.
It’s an utterly addictive beast and even before the end of January, we can confidently already say that this is one of the year’s best debut releases.
Assured, stylish, luxe electronica, guided by the super-smooth vocals of Billy Fox. Get on board and Get To Know Mookhi.
1. Name : Mookhi.
2. Where are you based? Sydney.
3. How did you get your start in music? I always wanted to compose music for film, then I discovered Ableton and that changed everything.
4. Give us five words to best describe you as an artist. Unconventional, Female, Aloof, Curious, Observer.
5. Tell us a little bit about your sound and how it developed. Growing up in both Hong Kong and India, I was exposed to unusual sensations and sounds. I find this made me approach music slightly differently to a conventional western musician. I love tactile sounds. I love recording samples off the street. I love the audience to be immersed in a different environment when I listen to my music.
6. Who have been your musical influences? Quite far from my genre: Herbie Hancock, Prokofiev, Debussy, but also people like Flying Lotus, Bonobo, Bibio, Dj Shadow and Bjork.
7. What are your favourite songs of all time? Charles Mingus’ ‘Fables Of Faubus’ hands down.
8. What was the first album you bought? Outkast – ‘Speakerboxxx/The Love Below’.
9. Give us a little fun fact about yourself that people might not know. The name Mookhi comes from a time I lived in India when I was little. They called me ‘Chandra Mookhi’, which translates to ‘Face of the Moon’… I’m hoping it was a compliment.
10. What would your chosen career be if music wasn’t an option? Being a creative director, and working on music video concepts and animations.
11. What’s the best advice you’ve been given in your career? Don’t be fake.
12. Tell us about your latest release. It came to me mid flight. There was no decent inflight entertainment, so I resorted to mucking around on Ableton. Feeling drowsy and impatient, I started slashing up some of my piano chords, and from there grew ‘Foul Play’. I felt like I needed to make a statement about women in the producing scene. Most guy producers use female vocalists, why couldn’t I have a male? So I took the track to local Sydney artist, Billy Fox, who really brought it to the next level.
13. What do your future plans involve? I have a music video to accompany ‘Foul Play’, which I’m editing right now. We shot at a local dodgy wreckers yard with an incredible team. I also have an upcoming EP which will launch on the 24th of Feb.
Overall, I aim to become the complete artist, which means controlling every facet of Mookhi, visually, musically and conceptually. Also to support other female producers/DJs/electronic artists. I feel like there will be a movement amongst women in the music scene, and I want to do everything I can to contribute to that movement.
14. Where can our audience catch you live? Our venue hasn’t been confirmed yet, but it’ll be on my socials!
WEBSITE : https://www.facebook.com/mookhimusic/
FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/mookhimusic/
TWITTER : http://www.twitter.com/mookhimusic/
INSTAGRAM : http://www.instagram.com/mookhimusic/
SOUNDCLOUD : https://soundcloud.com/mookhi/