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Mochakk’s Newest Track “False Need” [Interview]



Mochakk is a name in dance music that has circulated consistently and magnificently since he first landed in the space. Signed to Chris Lake’s Black Book Records, Mochakk is responsible for a long string of outstanding tracks and is proving unstoppable in creating endless more. Most recently he’s released “False Need” and it’s another smash song to add to his glowing repertoire.

“False Need” is a crisp house heater backed with sharp rhythms, a deep and driving bassline, sexy beats, and Mochakk’s freshly minted style. An exemplary track amidst what Black Book music is known and loved for, “False Need” is setting the tone for even more incredible music to come.

We had the chance to speak with Mochakk about “False Need,” his goals, and more in the full interview below.

The Nocturnal Times: As it’s our first time speaking with you, we’d love to get to know you more. We know you’re from Brazil, are you still living there now? How did growing up there shape your love of music?

Mochakk: Yes, I’m still living in Brazil and I don’t ever plan on moving actually. I really love this country despite the bad stuff… Well, when it comes to it shaping my music, I’m lucky I was born in a country that gave us Samba as a whole, a country that gave us acts such as João Gilberto, Elis Regina, Gilberto Gil, Djavan, Deodato, Lincoln Olivetti, and so many other musicians, producers and songwriters. I really love Brazil’s music. In my view, from the late 50s to the 80s, Brazil has put out one of the best musical catalogs a country has ever put out into the world… and the flavor, the mix, the groove and the texture of those tunes is something that I look up to and study to achieve.

The Nocturnal Times: We know you like to make music that spans genres and is exciting for all music tastes. What are some challenges you face with this? What are some positives that come with this?

Mochakk: The negative side is that sometimes people that don’t know me for that long or are kind of new to the scene get a little confused when it comes to the music I play since they’re used to a lot of DJs playing just one subgenre or a certain type of music, but that’s not that negative either cause if I do a good job I will spark the curiosity and make them search for different styles of music. This actually forces you to DJ better, cause if you want to play various different genres inside a set, you have to know what works with what and how to take the crowd on a roller coaster ride, otherwise your set will be just a fruit salad…Also helps with creative block since you’re free to produce many different styles as well if we’re talking studio!

The Nocturnal Times: Congratulations on your newest single “False Need” out via Black Book Records. Can you walk us through the production of this track?

Mochakk: Thanks! I’ve been trying to land something with Black Book for a while now and “False Need” actually was created after I got a close call on some demos I had sent the guys earlier that day, so I was really motivated and opened up logic to try and make something that would work… then “False Need” was born. I went for the short saturated drums and the bouncy offbeat groove, came out with the main hook possibly by referencing stuff from boris brejcha which has always been an influence on my production, and later on the vocals came on top matching it perfectly. I was happy to get a yes to it a couple of hours later, I really love the end result!

The Nocturnal Times: Is there anything about “False Need” in particular that you’d like to share with our readers that they may not know?

Mochakk: The vocals are singing “yo te necessito”, that means “I need you” but nobody needs nobody but themselves  so “false need.”

The Nocturnal Times: Tell us how you came together with Chris Lake’s label Black Book? 

Mochakk: Via Chris’ twitch streams! I’ve sent him some demos and he digged them so he hooked me up with the label’s team so I could feed them new demos from time to time!

The Nocturnal Times: What are some of your favorite things about being part of the Black Book team?

Mochakk: I love the label’s aesthetic, the approach, the sonority, I love the artists and being part of the Black Book team means so much when I look back to those guys being big references from back when I was 16 is just insane! Really happy!

The Nocturnal Times: Where do you hope your project takes you over the next 5 years? What are your biggest goals?

Mochakk: Boiler Room and Cercle are two big goals. And also I hope it gives me a platform to always show new and interesting music to music lovers.

The Nocturnal Times: Which cities are you most excited to tour at and why?

Mochakk: Miami is something I’m excited because Space is probably one of those venues that a DJ dreams about playing. Electric forest is something I’m looking forward to as well. Circolocco Ibizaas well, gosh, so many places to go!

From her first concert at 10 years old, Ariana's number one thing in life has always been music. Now, at age 25, she's found her passion within the EDM industry. Ariana grew up in the Boston area and moved to Florida where she graduated from Rollins College in Orlando. Inspired by DJ/Producers making their dreams come true and by sensational performances at EDM festivals around the world, Ariana is thrilled to be on the road to living out her dreams.


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