Sydney based producer, Mohi, has an expansive music knowledge akin to traditional beatmakers obsessed with Jazz and obscure genres, explored in ways deep music heads do – through hours of digging whether online or in a record store.
Producer, drummer, beatmaker and multi-instrumentalist Moses MacRae aka Mohi hails from a family of acclaimed musicians. Son to New Zealand’s infamous David MacRae and Joy Yates, and brother of Australian pop singer Jade MacRae, it was from his parents that Mohi developed his vast musical depth and knowledge.
From a young age he began playing saxophone but soon gave up after discovering his passion for drums. Along with an eclectic range of musical influences, Mohi developed a great fondness for hip hop and sample based music. At the age of 10, Mohi began experimenting with an MPC 2500 and turntables; sampling, recording and building his repertoire ever since.
Moses has recorded with Okenyo, Rainbow Chan, Ngaiire, Jonti (Stonesthrow), George Maple and Mark Ronson at Electric Lady Studios in New York built by Jimi Hendrix.
In 2016, Mohi released his debut beat tape Lawn Scorpio producing a sound reminiscent of 90’s sample based MF Doom, Madlib and Karriem Riggins influences; yet with his own signature sound.
“Escape From The Savage” is a 6 track instrumental rich in samples pouring out from each bar, heavy synths, thick textures, sprinkled with soundbites comparable to the 90’s Golden Era of Hip Hop. “Escape From The Savage” is Mohi’s way of taking himself out of the real world into new adventures.
If you’re into Shadow, Madlib, MF Doom or Dilla, be sure to check out “Escape The Savage”out on January 20th. Expect more from this mpc assassin as he gears up for a more front of stage appearance representing his eclectic production and performance skills.