"Birds of a Feather (feat. GZA)"
Digital EP
1. Birds of a Feather (radio edit)
2. Birds of a Feather (remix feat. GZA)
3. Birds of a Feather (Digital Rollerskating Jam)

"MOCKY has a reputation for surprising people with his music", ran the first line of the biography for Saskamodie, MOCKY's sublime debut album for Crammed Discs ... and sure enough, the man is at it again: this time with one of the world's greatest living rappers - GZA, no less, from the mighty Wu-Tang Clan - in tow.

By way of making the heaven-sent jazz-pop melodies of Birds Of A Feather even more infectious, MOCKY calls upon Mr "Liquid Swords" to add a signature burst of gruff street philosophy which, while keeping to the song's ornithological theme - "They say the early bird gets the worm/ 'cos it never has to fight for the crumbs and then take flight and turn" - turns it into a loose, rolling rap jam that marks a slight return to MOCKY's musical past, as well as placing GZA in a new and comparatively upbeat (dare we say 'chirpy'?) musical context ...

The digital single package comes with two further mixes of the same track: a slightly shorter radio edit, and the 'Rollerskating Jam', which finds MOCKY in J. Dilla/Madlib mode, looping and chopping the original into a low-slung, tweaked-out groove for the head-nodding b-boy in us all. The online music has been set ablaze by MOCKY and GZA's unexpected hook-up: both indie sites (Pitchfork, NME, Stereogum) and big hip hop titles such as hiphopdx.com queueing up to post links to the track, while British hip hop blogger Akira The Don astutely commented that "This sounds just like Jim Jarmusch’s Coffee And Cigarettes scene with the Wu and Bill Murray in it looked"...


MOCKY - Birds of a Feather (feat. GZA)
Birds of a Feather (feat. GZA)
MOCKY - Guiding Light
Guiding Light
MOCKY - Saskamodie