Mokhov (musician)

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Oleg Mokhov, known by his stage name Mokhov, is a Russian-born American electronic music producer[1] based in Las Vegas.[2] He creates his music in a mobile manner, programming and recording sounds with music software on a laptop in various locations.[3]

His productions are influenced by electronic musicians such as Four Tet, Boards of Canada, and Aphex Twin.[4][5][6] His productions were initially offered on three 3-track releases on netlabels, which are all free downloads: Glass Soul EP, Purity EP, and Midnight Love EP.[1][3] In July 2011, he released his first full-length, Halcyon Days, which collected the nine previously-mentioned tracks and added a new track called "Eternal Wings".[1] In October 2011, record label Made in Glitch released his first new material since his first full-length on the 4-track release Kickback EP.[1][7] In May 2012, he released his second full-length in less than a year, Perfect Dream.[1] In October 2012, Mad-Hop Records released his track "U Know" on the compilation album Mad-Hop Vol. 5.[8] In April 2013, he released his third full-length, Magic Times, also in less than a year.[1]

In June 2014, he released his fourth full-length, Future Hope.[1] In November 2014, charitable organization Touched released his track "Dream Aroma" on the compilation album Touched Two for Macmillan Cancer Support.[9] In December 2014, charitable organization Mo Chroí released his track "Eternal Soul" on the compilation album Mo Chroí for Irish Heart Foundation.[10] In January 2015, he released his fifth full-length, Euphoric Magic.[1] In April 2015, record label Sun Sea Sky Productions released his track "Hidden Love" on the compilation album Seasons: Volume One.[11] In February 2016, he released his sixth full-length, Solace Embrace.[1] In July 2016, Touched released his track "Future Flow" on the compilation album Touched 3 for Macmillan Cancer Support.[12] In December 2017, he released his seventh full-length, Massive Love.[1]

Mokhov co-founded the podcast network BlueRize[6][13] and on it has interviewed other electronic musicians about the topics of music production and business - "by a musician, for musicians". He has interviewed the following artists: Braiden, J Boogie, Asura, Christopher Willits, Loscil, Com Truise, Oliver Chesler aka The Horrorist, Dr. Strangeloop, Solvent, Austin Peralta, Ochre, and Tobias Tinker.[14]

Music placements[edit]

Mokhov's track "Fly Away" was used in a video for the 2014 Australian Open major tennis tournament,[15] in a video commissioned by the City of Toronto documenting the installation of the art installation Forever Bicycles by Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei[16] and in a commercial by Braun for their CoolTec electric razor.[17] His tracks "Soul Link" and "Love Shine" were used in videos by Boeing about metallic microlattice and solar cells respectively.[18][19] His track "Sky High" was used in a video by Fox Sports featuring Michael Jordan speaking out against gun violence[20], in a video by Boeing about converted freighters[21] and in a video by Gilt featuring American actress and model Kate Bosworth.[22] His tracks "Eternal Wings" and "Tides of Clarity" were used in an episode of Culture Beat on the VICE Media and Intel channel The Creators Project.[23] His track "Bliss Life" was used by Vail Ski Resort for their opening day 2015 video.[24] His tracks "Purity" and "Glass Soul" were used in videos by Shiseido featuring American film actress Jennifer Connelly for their skin care product line Future Solution LX.[25][26] His track "Magic Times" was used in the ice truck melt video by Canadian Tire.[27] His track "Halcyon Days" was used in a video by Harvard Business Review featuring the author Jeff Dyer[28] and in a video by Boeing about digital flight decks.[29]

Mokhov's music was featured in the soundtrack of the racing video game Gear.Club by the video game developer Eden Games.[30]

Soundtracks[edit]

Mokhov has created the scores for the 2008 documentary film Signed and the 2012 short film Academic Integrity.[31] He has also created the soundtrack for the 2014 puzzle video game Digits by the software company Simple Machine.[32]

Remixes[edit]

Mokhov has, on YouTube, the most-played remix of the song "Endorphin" by Burial.[33]

In November 2010, Morphosis Records released Aeron Aether feat. Catherine - Twilight (Notable Mentions), a remix release which features a Mokhov remix of the song "Twilight" by Aeron Aether featuring Catherine.[34] In August 2011, Mokhov won a remix competition for the band Vanity Theft.[35] The competition was hosted by the website Laptop Rockers. His remix will be officially released along with the other winning remixes by Vanity Theft's record label Vigilante Music.[36] In September 2011, Neferiu Records released graciellita - Past the Hour EP: Mokhov Remix, which contains 5 Mokhov remixes of songs from Montreal, Quebec-based singer graciellita's Past the Hour EP.[1][37] In November 2011, Los Angeles-based group NazcarNation released their single "Hot Girls" on Totes Dece, which features a Mokhov remix of the song "Hot Girls Have It So Easy".[38][39]

In July 2012, website MTV Hive featured a Mokhov remix of the song "White" by Frank Ocean.[40] In September 2013, Sun Sea Sky Productions released Melorman - Waves Remixes, which contains a Mokhov remix of the song "Lights",[41] and in October of that same year they released Melorman - Mokhov Remixes, which contains 8 Mokhov remixes of songs by Melorman.[42] In January 2015, Export Label released Printempo - Fluctuation Remixes, which contains a Mokhov remix of the song "PT03".[43] In June 2015, Touched released the compilation album Touched Two (The Remixes) for Macmillan Cancer Support, which contains a Mokhov remix of the song "Sea Bound" by 2020k & Wet Eyes.[44] In October 2016, Gustaf Fjelstrom released Diametric, which contains a Mokhov remix of the song "Imprint".[45] In November 2016, Sun Sea Sky Productions released SineRider - Hours Days (Mokhov Remixes), which contains 8 Mokhov remixes of songs from SineRider's full-length Seconds Minutes.[46] In March 2018, Cиtropy released a self-titled EP on Sun Sea Sky Productions, which contains a Mokhov remix of the song "Star".[47] In May 2018, Sun Sea Sky Productions released Ruxpin - Mokhov Remixes, which contains 5 Mokhov remixes of songs by Ruxpin.[48]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Halcyon Days (Magnatune/Mokhov Music, July 2011)
  • Perfect Dream (Magnatune/Mokhov Music, May 2012)
  • Magic Times (Magnatune/Mokhov Music, April 2013)
  • Future Hope (Sun Sea Sky Productions/Magnatune/Mokhov Music, June 2014)
  • Euphoric Magic (Mokhov Music, January 2015)
  • Solace Embrace (Mokhov Music, February 2016)
  • Massive Love (Mokhov Music, December 2017)

EPs[edit]

  • Glass Soul EP (Otium, March 2011)
  • Purity EP (Catnap, March 2011)
  • Midnight Love EP (Dusted Wax Kingdom, April 2011)
  • Kickback EP (Made in Glitch, October 2011)
  • Halcyon EP (Neferiu, December 2011)

Compilation appearances[edit]

  • "U Know" on Mad-Hop Vol. 5 (Mad-Hop Records, October 2012)
  • "Dream Aroma" on Touched Two for Macmillan Cancer Support (Touched, November 2014)
  • "Eternal Soul" on Mo Chroí for Irish Heart Foundation (Mo Chroí, December 2014)
  • "Hidden Love" on Seasons: Volume One (Sun Sea Sky Productions, April 2015)
  • "Future Flow" on Touched 3 for Macmillan Cancer Support (Touched, July 2016)

Remixes[edit]

  • Aeron Aether feat. Catherine - "Twilight (Mokhov Remix)" (Morphosis Records, November 2010)
  • graciellita - Past the Hour EP: Mokhov Remix (Neferiu, September 2011)
  • NazcarNation - "Hot Girls Have It So Easy (Mokhov Remix)" (Totes Dece, November 2011)
  • Melorman - "Lights (Mokhov Remix)" (Sun Sea Sky Productions, September 2013)
  • Melorman - Mokhov Remixes (Sun Sea Sky Productions, October 2013)
  • Printempo - "PT03 (Mokhov Remix)" (Export Label, January 2015)
  • 2020k & Wet Eyes - "Sea Bound (Mokhov Remix)" (Touched, June 2015)
  • Gustaf Fjelstrom - "Imprint (Mokhov San Frandisco Remix)" (Botched, October 2016)
  • SineRider - Hours Days (Mokhov Remixes) (Sun Sea Sky Productions, November 2016)
  • Cиtropy - "Star (Mokhov Remix)" (Sun Sea Sky Productions, March 2018)
  • Ruxpin - Mokhov Remixes (Sun Sea Sky Productions, May 2018)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Mokhov Discography. Discogs.
  2. ^ Mokhov Interview - July 2014. Fade to Yellow.
  3. ^ a b Friday Feature: Makin' Beats with Mokhov. Groove Loves Melody.
  4. ^ Four Tet - Angel Echoes. Indie Shuffle.
  5. ^ Mokhov - Halcyon Days. Groove Loves Melody.
  6. ^ a b "Halcyon Days - Bandcamp's Best". Archived from the original on 18 May 2015. Retrieved 2011-08-13. 
  7. ^ Mokhov - Kickback. Made in Glitch.
  8. ^ Mad Hop | Releases. Mad-Hop Records.
  9. ^ Touched Two. Touched Music.
  10. ^ Mo Chroí. Mo Chroí.
  11. ^ Seasons: Volume One. Sun Sea Sky Productions.
  12. ^ Touched 3. Touched Music.
  13. ^ "About - BlueRize". Archived from the original on 30 August 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
  14. ^ "Mix & Master - BlueRize". Archived from the original on 30 August 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
  15. ^ Australian Open 2014. Australian Open TV on YouTube.
  16. ^ Here’s a Time-Lapse Video of Ai Weiwei’s Forever Bicycles Being Assembled. Torontoist.
  17. ^ Braun CoolTec. Braun USA on YouTube.
  18. ^ The Lightest Metal Ever. Boeing.
  19. ^ Space Powered by Solar Cells. Boeing.
  20. ^ Michael Jordan speaks out against gun violence. Fox Sports.
  21. ^ Boeing's Converted Freighters: 20 More Years of Life. Boeing.
  22. ^ Welcome to the #GiltLife. Gilt.
  23. ^ Gritty Johannesburg, Human/Puppet Theater, and Canine Video Art | Culture Beat Episode 6. The Creators Project.
  24. ^ "Vail Videos". Archived from the original on 10 July 2017. Retrieved 2016-03-10. 
  25. ^ Jennifer Connelly - A New Star for Future Solution LX. Shiseido Germany on YouTube.
  26. ^ Shiseido with Jennifer Connelly. Shiseido Spain on YouTube.
  27. ^ Melt Video of the Canadian Tire Ice Truck. Canadian Tire.
  28. ^ Jeff Dyer. Stern Speakers.
  29. ^ Flipping the Switch to a Glass Flight Deck. Boeing.
  30. ^ Gear.Club. Eden Games.
  31. ^ Oleg Mokhov. IMDb.
  32. ^ Digits. Simple Machine.
  33. ^ Burial - Endorphin (Mokhov Ghost Drum and Bass Remix). YouTube.
  34. ^ "Aeron Aether feat. Catherine - Twilight (Notable Mentions) by Morphosis Records". Archived from the original on 31 December 2013. Retrieved 2012-06-28. 
  35. ^ "Vanity Theft Remix Top 20 Published - Laptoprockers". Archived from the original on 6 June 2016. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
  36. ^ "Vanity Theft Remix Contest Winners - Laptoprockers". Archived from the original on 22 March 2016. Retrieved 2011-08-18. 
  37. ^ graciellita: Past the Hour EP: Mokhov Remix. Neferiu Records.
  38. ^ Hot Girls (Single + Remixes). NazcarNation.
  39. ^ Hot Girls (Single + Remixes): NazcarNation. Amazon.
  40. ^ The 10 Best Frank Ocean 'Channel Orange' Remixes So Far. MTV.
  41. ^ Waves Remixes. Melorman.
  42. ^ Mokhov Remixes. Melorman.
  43. ^ Fluctuation Remixes. Export Label.
  44. ^ Touched Two (The Remixes). Touched Music.
  45. ^ Diametric. Gustaf Fjelstrom.
  46. ^ Hours Days (Mokhov Remixes). SineRider.
  47. ^ Cиtropy. Cиtropy.
  48. ^ Mokhov Remixes. Ruxpin.

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