MP3 RISING: Introducing Mochakk, Mary Droppinz, HEYZ, Chef Boyarbeatz and Mojave Grey
In MP3 RISING, we spotlight the emerging artists who are making waves in the music world. This month, we’re excited to introduce you to Mochakk, Mary Droppinz, HEYZ, Chef Boyarbeatz and Mojave Grey.
Making great music is one thing, but delivering that music with heart and soul is another. If you’re looking for tips on how to get the crowd jumping, Mochakk is a great place to start.
Back in 2021, the San Paulo-based producer, Mochakk, went viral for his immaculate on-stage energy. He doesn’t just play music. He FEELS music. And the crowd loves every minute. Music lives through Mochakk.
Music is a physical entity for Mochakk, which is clear every time he steps on stage. Mimicking the movements of traditional music conductors, Mochakk’s hands fly around with every kick drum, synth and bass drop embedded in his club-centric style and sound.
His music is often rooted in classic hip hop (like his “Respirando VIP MIX” with Blackstar’s “Respiration”), and tech-house (“False Needs” is a great example), but no matter what direction he takes, every song has a singular purpose: to make the people DANCE. — Logan Sasser
If you’ve been following HEYZ’s goofy social media content throughout 2023, you might be surprised by the depth of his dynamic, melodic bass music. And if that’s not your style, he also makes dubstep BANGERS (I’d start with “Anyway”).
HEYZ is the sort of character you can’t help but root for. He’s got a sort Nick Colletti, Vine-era energy that largely defines his digital persona, always finding a comedic approach to promoting his performances and music. But, if you’ve seen his recent Club Studio Time performance, you know: HEYZ means business.
He’s supported some of the best bass artists in the country, including Zeds Dead at Red Rocks, and Mersiv on his Out of Bounds tour. Or maybe you caught a HEYZ set at Lost Lands, Dancefestopia, or Imagine. The man has been everywhere recently, and we’re here for it.
Silly antics aside, HEYZ delivers on-stage energy that’s undeniably contagious, and outrageously fun. Catch HEYZ on the Out Of Bounds tour and see for yourself. — Logan Sasser
Chef Boyarbeatz is steadily making a name for himself in the thriving bass scene of Denver and beyond. His knack for making obscure sounds into his own concoction of bass beauty stems from his education at Icon Collective music school based in LA. Now, he’s an elite force moving crowds across the country with his ever-flowing repertoire of underground soundscapes.
Most recently, Chef released his new EP via Deadbeats, Nokia Dub. The 3-track project celebrates the gritty synthesized beats that Chef Boyarbeatz is so admired for on tracks like “BIG SOUND” and “Nokia Dub.” The expectations are high for the future of Chef Boyarbeatz, but there are no doubts that he’ll continue pushing boundaries in the vibrant bass community. — Kahla Keegan
Dive into the enigmatic world of Mojave Grey, a sonic duo blending cinematic textures with emotive electronic landscapes. With a name reminiscent of vast deserts, it’s no surprise that their music echoes with expansive ambience and depth.
The duo’s recent single, “Edge of the Night,” released on October 6, is a testament to their artistry, where listeners can embark on a nocturnal journey through haunting melodies and pulsating rhythms. But it’s their live setup that truly captivates — featuring Zander Bleck’s evocative vocals and Michael Pozzi’s electrifying guitar work, they fuse electronica with powerful rock and roll elements, creating an immersive experience that blurs boundaries.
It’s not just about listening; with Mojave Grey, it’s about feeling every layer and dimension they bring to the scene. — Franz Hilberath
From working in a corporate office setup in marketing to joining Zeds Dead’s label, Altered States, Mary Droppinz is paving her way through the house music scene with magical appeal. In just a few years, she has made her way to WAKAAN Festival, Off The Grid Campout, and is now slated for Friendship 2024.
Her undeniable spunk and energetic sets have been drawing crowds all over. During her sets, be prepared to be on your feet the entire time, whether it be dancing to her newest single, “La Discoteca,” with BIIANCO and My Name Is Alex, or heating up the dancefloor with her summer tune, “Ignite.”
If she isn’t already on your radar, Mary Droppinz is without a doubt someone to keep an eye out for, as she is going to absolutely dominate the house music industry. — Ashley Kelaita
Debuting his project in 2017, Moss has become one of Australia’s most captivating artists, widely recognized for his bass-driven anthems. This rising DJ-producer hybrid has shared stages with industry giants such as Skrillex, RL Grime, and Flosstradamus, all while receiving support from the likes of Marshmello, Yellow Claw, and Jauz.
Additionally, Moss’s music has been acknowledged by Rolling Stone AU and triple j, further enhancing his reputation. Moss’s thrilling journey will continue with upcoming appearances, including joining Example on the Australian leg of his tour, further solidifying his position as a force to be reckoned with in the electronic music scene.
Hot off his performance at this year’s SXSW Australia, Moss has been previewing his riveting ID with Example, coming soon to Monstercat Uncaged.
A gifted multi-instrumentalist and renowned remix artist, Daktyl occupies a unique space in the music world. His impressive discography includes releases on esteemed labels like Ninja Tune’s Counter Records and Monstercat. He has also shared stages with celebrated acts such as ODESZA, Bonobo, TroyBoi, and Giraffage, in addition to crafting remixes for major artists like Major Lazer and Halsey.
Daktyl’s musical adventure began in his university dorm in the UK, where he started producing beats as a teenager. Mad Decent, Diplo’s imprint, recognized his talent and promptly signed him, setting the stage for his ascent. He made a bold move, booking his own tour across California by purchasing a one-way ticket from London to the U.S.
With a host of accolades, including praise from Billboard and a spot in Rolling Stone’s “Artists to Watch,” Daktyl’s impact on the music scene is undeniable. His music has amassed hundreds of millions of online streams, and his journey has taken him to stages like Coachella and around the world.
Daktyl’s latest EP, Chaos Theory Pt. 2, is a captivating collaborative project with visionary-lyricist maestro Benni Ola, showcasing his dynamic and imaginative artistry. As his career continues to unfold, Daktyl is poised to both inspire his devoted fanbase and allure new audiences.
Recently joining What So Not during his set at Same Same But Different, the two performed their ethereal forthcoming collaboration, “Fever.” This indie-dnb anthem will be unveiled on Thursday, November 2nd, via Monstercat Instinct.