Saturday, February 4, 2012


Alright, so the kids these days are using Tumblr....   new Magical Bass blog is HERE:

Friday, December 16, 2011

Occupy Oakland: Dock Strike

Contrary to popular media's portrayal, the port blockade in Oakland on December 12 was not only very well attended, with a diverse crowd including families with kids and people of all shapes/colors/sizes, but it was super fun.  The videos below are not very representative of the gigantic crowds, which were closer to the center of the demonstration, but they do show us rocking out hard.  There were no problems with police.  From what I could tell it was all peaceful, civil, and it successfully managed to shut down the dock for a full 24 hours. High 5, Oakland.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Occupy International - free compilation

Occupy International is both the title of a freely downloadable music compilation and a worldwide conceptual movement.  Featuring an array of artists from the US, Belgium, Chile, England, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, the 24-track compilation runs the gamut from hip hop to dubstep, with a little punk rock thrown in for good measure.  The "Occupy International" concept itself is simply the idea of spreading the sentiment behind the Occupy Wall Street protests to an international level, a movement which has already begun in places such as Belgium, Germany, Poland and Spain.

Birthed by producer/musician Jonah Mociun (AKA Th' Mole) of the Magical Bass blog and record label, "Occupy International" was originally just a two-word concept which quickly manifested itself in the idea to create a music compilation.  Primarily by using Facebook, Mociun contacted the artists directly, all of them agreeing to contribute tracks free of charge.  Popular artists such as Dead Prez responded surprisingly quickly.  Along with art by Bay Area-based Ezra Li Eismont and mastering by one of the contributing musicians, Bloodysnowman, the project apparently came together with ease, spurred by the momentum of the cause.

While the music on Occupy International ranges widely, including political artists as well as non-political ones, for the most part it is energetic, with lyrics relevant to the OWS movement.  While a few contributions, such as Blondtron's cover of "Wolf Like Me" by TV On The Radio, are not exactly protest music, most of the tracks, including Riddlore?'s "State Of The Nation" and Mochipet's Rage Against The Machine remix, are the perfect soundtrack for standing up and taking to the streets.  In the especially poignant track "I Think I'm Ben Bernanke" rapper Sole states, "We've been under occupation.  Time to occupy the occupiers."

Friday, December 9, 2011

Th' Mole in 3D!!!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Pretty Boy Swag

Why do I love Soulja Boy so much?  I don't know.  He really sucks at rapping, and most of his songs I throw away, but some of his songs just make me want to jump up and kiss the sky.  I think this is my third official Soulja Boy remix.

Soulja Boy - Pretty Boy Swag (DJ 0.000001 Remix) ft. Dire Straits by magicalbass

I would also like to share these - two of the most ridiculously bad rap songs ever, IMO:

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

New Toilet Seat + New Interview w/ Th' Mole

That's right, ladies... you're looking at my brand new toilet seat!

(Brand New Toilet Seat also happens to be the name of my 12-piece jazz/funk/soul/swing fusion band.)

Anyway, below is a link to a very nice article/interview with me in which I reveal some previously undisclosed information on the mysterious Mole Consciousness theory, etc.

Friday, November 11, 2011

OH YAY! Th' Mole: Do Not Be Afraid is out!!! :) :) :) !!!!!!!!!!!!

Th' Mole is tough to pin down. Hopping between musical styles, record labels, costumes, and even stage names (see The Mole, DJ 0.000001, Captain Daydream, etc.), it seems that his only dedication is to innovation, with an utter disregard for tradition. The wide range of themes running through his new album, Do Not Be Afraid, include magic, sex, death, surveillance, and motivation, to name a few, while the music includes elements of nearly every genre known to man, from Chinese folk to dubstep.

Beginning with the explosive and intricately complex instrumental, "Spell To Kill Cancer", Do Not Be Afraid immediately shines a spotlight on Th' Mole's production skills. As opposed to past releases, the album is entirely self-produced, and nearly half of its running time is vocal-free, showcasing his impeccable drum programming, masterful sample manipulation, and progressive arrangements. "Go Horsie" is a driving, jacked-up dance song designed to make the listener move, with Th' Mole yelling, "You and me gonna dance tonight, or else we're gonna f___ing fight!" The electro-rock-rap of "I Love Unicorns" continues the high octane energy as Th' Mole proudly tramples on the concept of traditional masculinity.

The momentum of the album rarely slows as the listener is taken on a rollercoaster ride through Th' Mole's wild universe, from the jaded look at romance of "I'm Feeling Feelings" to the mystical rap gibberish of "Shocky Guy Go" to the accordian-based "Goodbye Forever". The enhanced CD version also includes the endearingly scrappy home-made music video for "Go Horsie" as well as a nice and dark 8-bit dubstep remix of "Bouncy Ball" by Murdasloth.

As varied as Th' Mole's music is, ranging from beautiful to harsh, funny to sad, literal to abstract, there does seem to be a common thread running through it. As the album title suggests, Th' Mole has a message of hope. Despite the chaos and negativity of the world, there is solace to be found in the unknown and in the boundless creativity of the human psyche. He implores us in the CD liner notes to "Stand proud in the chaos and the fog, and smile wide as you plunge into a future that you will help to create. Don't believe anything you hear and only half of what you see. And above all, Do Not Be Afraid."

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Two Mole Viddies

In the past we released the "Go Horsie (DJ Amazing Clay Remix)" and "I Love Unicorns (EFXHand Remix)" videos, but now, in preparation for the release of the new Mole album, Do Not Be Afraid, on November 11 (now available for pre-ordering at, here are the album versions of these videos. Hope you like them.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

01. Corvus Corax "Miser (DJ 0.000001 Remix)"
02. sole "Dumb This Down (DJ 0.000001 Remix)"
03. Saul Williams "Penny For A Thought"
04. Mike Ladd "Awful Raw"
05. Bleubird "A Millie Joel"
06. Dead Prez "Malcolm Garvey Huey"
07. Big Juss "Illustrations Of Hieronymous Bosch (DJ 0.000001 Remix)"
08. dDamage ft. Big Juss "Verdi Rough"
09. Nephilim Modulation Systems "Brave New World (DJ 0.000001 Remix)"
10. Bizzy Bone "Stonehenge"
11. Amp Live "Hot Right Now (Bassnectar Remix)
12. The Bug ft. Wayne Lonesome "Buckleup"
13. Asian Dub Foundation "Witness (DJ Scud Remix)"
14. Th' Mole "We Control Everything (DJ 0.000001 Remix)"
15. Karyzma "Work (DJ 0.000001 Remix)"
16. Ed Cox "Attack Of The Werewolf Clowns"
17. Bucovina Club Vs. Taraf De Haiduks "Carolina (DJ 0.000001 Remix)"
18. Infernal Noise Brigade "Nanafushi (Live)"
19. Byrds "Turn Turn Turn (DJ 1 Billionth Remix)"
20. Street Sweepers Social Club "Promenade (DJ 0.000001 Remix)"
21. Rage Against The Machine "Killing In The Name (Th' Mole Remix)"
22. Drumcorps "Down (DJ 0.000001 Remix)"
23. DJ Scud "V.I.P. Pressure Pt. 1"
24. Alex Tune "Message"
25. Fischerspooner "Infidels Of The World Unite (Th' Mole Remix)"
26. DJ 0.000001 "What The F* Do I Think I'm Doing? (We All Fall Down Version)"

Monday, October 31, 2011

Do Not Be Afraid - new Mole album ad

01. Spell To Kill Cancer
02. Go Horsie
03. I Love Unicorns
04. Bouncy Ball
05. Do Not Be Afraid
06. I'm Feeling Feelings
07. Shocky Guy Go
08. Ice Children
09. Dick 4 A Brain
10. Black Helly
11. Goodbye Forever

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Mutant Lemming Attack - new Mole acapella

This is a preview of a track from an upcoming collaboration project between myself, Ira Lee, and producer Francis Estevez (ex-Binary Audio Misfits).

Mutant Lemming Attack (Acapella) [112BPM] by thmole


we r tiny - growing bigger
w/ tiny fingers on tiny triggers
in unison we break dem law
little fists n little boots n
little reason not to shoot
we r friends and we like peace n
if we're pushed we kill to keep it

with tiny fists and tiny fingers
tightly gripping tiny triggers
ha hahaha ha haha ha
in unison we break dem jaw
little voices, little amplifiers
little fires make bigger fires
we r friends and we like peace n
if we're pushed we kill to keep it

dwarfed from the start - grew hardly at all - from my
limited perspective all i saw was a wall - and the
more i looked around all the more that i found other
puny people sick of being stuck on the ground - so now we're
knocking it down - we're knocking it down
it's all toppling now

it's a
lemming attack - we want the world back - we been
driven by fear and it brought us here, to the
edge of a cliff, and now we're moving away from
it - and someone's gonna pay for this - been
knocking too long, stuck in the cold so we're
chopping it down, moving up, tally-ho
knock knock knock - chop chop chop -
creak, snap, drop and we're walking on top of

tiny fists and tiny fingers
powered by a force of massive hunger
massive pressure, massive danger
massive hearts and massive anger
by the kindness of strangers we
rearrange the hoo-ha that hatred breeds
the plan wasn't written - it simply hatched - it's a
natural to reaction to bite the hand that slaps

this is not about vengeance - it's about freedom
you may see us hand in hand but you can get between em
and watch a angry face turn into a smiley face
or keep your back turned and keep your boots tightly laced

you're with us or you're dead

we r tiny - growing larger
w/ tiny fingers on tiny chargers
in unison we change dem law
little fists n larger plans n
not afraid to take a chance
we r friends and we like peace n
if we're pushed we die to keep it

with tiny hands all linked together
we're gonna swim or sink together
ha hahaha ha haha ha
in unison we fix dem flaw
little voices, little amplifiers
little fires make bigger fires
we r friends and we like peace n
if we're pushed we die to keep it

dwarfed from the start - grew hardly at all - from my
limited perspective all i saw was a wall - and the
more i looked around all the more that i found other
puny people sick of being stuck on the ground - so now we're
knocking it down - we're knocking it down
it's all happening now