Boomkat Product Review:
Following on from last year's inaccurately titled Girls Love Breakcore full-length, David Y. Wang, head of the Daly City imprint returns under his Mochipet guise for an album of vocal collaborations, fusing a host of established and less widely known vocal talents with his own continually evolving production style. In fact, the Mochipet sound has come a long way since those early mash-ups and mixes that made his name, and here Wang sounds every bit the highly accomplished electronic musician, approaching hip hop from a fresh, experimental angle. A regular contributor to these sorts of electronica/rap crossover projects, Jahcoozi shows up here, and just as Modeselektor had before him, Mochipet chops her into messes, dismantling the vocal into a series of abstract syllables in the chorus of 'Girls and Boys and Toys', only permitting her lyrics to reveal themselves during the verses, which are crammed with lines about West Ham and getting ones "tits out for the lads". Presumably there's some sort of social commentary at work here, but who can really say for sure? Not I. Elsewhere, the likes of Salva and Epcott, The Hustle Heads, E Da Boss and other MCs (none of whom with a moniker quite as dubious as E Da Boss, mind you) make contributions to the record, but in truth it's Mochipet's hefty beats that are the real success story on this album.