Born in Taiwan R.O.C. to rocket scientist father and kindergarten teacher mother, David Wang (a.k.a. Mochipet) has been tinkering with electronics all of his life. However, it was not until he added music to the equation that something began to spark. Growing up on metal guitar, Avant-Garde Jazz, and mainstream hip-hop, David has always been a person of diversity. And we can see this in his music, ever changing, and always evolving.
Through out his life, David has worked as a Jazz Radio DJ, Web Designer, and Tub Boat Dispatcher. This might explain his vast musical collaborations with artists such as Legendary Skateboarder Ray Barbee (Powell Peralta), Techo producer Ellen Allien (Berlin), Hip-hop MCs Mikah9 (Freestyle Fellowship), Casual (Hieroglyphics Oakland), and Raashan Ahmad (Crown City Rockers), Electro Miami Gangster Otto Von Schirach (Ipecac), Booty Bass Rockstars 215 The Freshest Kids and Spank Rock (BigDada) Mashup Glitch Tweeker Kid606 (Tigerbeat6), Edwardian suit-wearing Daedelus (Ninjatune), Glitch Popstars Jahcoozi (Kitty-Yo), and Avant-Garde Jazz Legend Weasel Walter (Flying Luttenbachers).
Mochipet’s music has been released on record labels around the world such as Bpitchcontrol (Berlin), Tigerbeat6 (Oakland), Peace-off (France), SCION, and Creaked (Switzerland) and has toured throughout America and Europe in a wide variety of underground and main stage venues: Paradiso (Amsterdam), Point Ephemere (Fr), Treasure Island Festival (SF), WMC (Miami), Bangface (UK), Dissonant Festival (Belgium), Electron Festival (Switzerland), Independent (US), Mission Creek Music Festival (SF), Burning Man (BRC), WMF (Berlin), Mighty (US), Golden Pudel Klub (Hamburg), Low End Theory (Los Angeles), Gilman (Berkley), The Smell (Los Angeles), Equalizer Festival (Rotterdam), The Echo (Los Angeles), Club6 (San Francisco), Café Du Nord (SF), Rickshaw Stop (San Francisco) 1015 Folsom (SF), Hemlock (SF), Drum Machine Museum, and San Jose Museum of Art.
He has shared the stage with artists such as: Autechre, DJ Qbert, Kid Koala, Luke Vibert, DnTEL, Modeselektor, Dat Politics, M.I.A, Flying Lotus, Chris Clark, Boom Bip, Jahcoozi, , Meat Beat Manifesto, Devlin & Darko (Spank Rock), Gift of Gab, Lafeef, Otto Von Schirach, Matmos, Cargo Natty, Cristian Vogal, Fluokids, Juan Maclean, edIT (Glitchmob), Megasoid, Tittsworth, Kid606, Ellen Allien, Andrea Parker, Aaron Spectre, Felix Da Housecat, Carl Craig, Bucovina Club, Superpitcher, The Bug, The DeathSet, Fabio & MC Rage, Forest Green, Daedelus, Bogdan Racynski, DJ Plasticman, Mikah 9, Abstract Rude, Tussle, Dino Felipe, Jimmy Edgar, Lazersword, Mia Doi Todd, Ken Ishii, Jason Forest, MachineDrum, Doormouse, Babyland, Chow Nasty, Mike Boo, Greg Davis, Drop the Lime, Lusine, and Phon.o, just to name more then a few.
David’s music has caught the ears of the Sports and Skateboarding world as well. His song Sharp Drest (With Eric Solo and oonceoonce) is featured in the NBA2k9 Videogame along side acts such as Beastie Boys, N.E.R.D., and The Cool Kids. You may have also heard his music on FuelTV and Directv with skate legends such as: Tony Hawk, Lance Mountain, Christian Hasoi, Ray Barbee, Laban Pheidias, Jason “Weeman” Acuna, and Anthony Van Engelen.
David has also held residencies at [Eraser] Club (Los Angeles) and Trouble Club (San Francisco) along side residents: edIT, [a]pendics shuffle, John Tejada, Kid606, Josh Kit Clayton, Matt Laszuk, Philip Sherburne, and Sutekh. He is currently staring up a new monthly in San Francisco called Bass Camp with EC and ArtNowSF that will feature acts from around the world.
And if all this is not enough he was nominated as one of the Best Electronic Act of 2008 by many publications, such as Clash Magazine (UK) and SFBG. His composition “Dessert Search for Techno Baklava” has been performed by a 20 piece orchestra, Alarm Will Sound, around the world, notably at New York’s Carnegie Hall, and Amsterdam’s Holland Festival!
David runs an independent record label called Daly City Records and endorses products such as M-Audio and Puma. He is currently working on several new projects including ones with Joyo Velarde, Lyrics Born, Antipop Consortium’s M. Sayyid, and Chicago’s MC Zulu. Keep an eye out 2 new records from him in 2009: “Master P on Atari” and “Bunnies & Muffins,” both coming out on Daly City Records this year!