MoShang
Electronic Taichung, Taiwan moshang.net
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MoShang's 2006 release: CHILLDYNASTY.COM - listen to previews, read all about it and buy the album as digital downloads or order the CD. MoShang is a South African living in Taichung, Taiwan. A sound-jeweller by his own description, MoShang has been collecting rough audio-diamonds from the streets of Taiwan - be they overheard conversations, street-ads blared from the ubiquitous blue-trucks, street processions, funeral chants... These all find their way into the music on this page. Yours to enjoy! Chinese MIT website MoShang's 13-track debut, Made in Taiwan, is now available. Buy it right here on Soundclick now (shipping from Asia)... Click here to buy!
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MOSHANG: Made in TaiwanMOSHANG: Made in Taiwan

In Taiwan, the chill-out lounge and the temple gardens are within comfortable walking distance from one another... on your way, you will hear ads blared from blue-trucks, street processions, Buddhist funeral chants, snippets of songs wafting from windows.

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All the songs on Made in Taiwan are also available as individual downloads directly from this page, or from the following online stores: MusicNet, MusicIsHere, LoudEye, Apple iTunes, Sony Connect, MP3tunes, Etherstream, Napster, MSN Music, Rhapsody, Liquid Digital Media, PassAlong, MusicMatch, MusicNow, Puretracks, BuyMusic. To licence any of the music on this page for commercial use, please contact Lance Landiak at The Decibel Collective. Link below... MoShang @ thedBc.net Check out some visuals to MoShang's music at the link below... MoShang @ video.download.com
Band/artist history
Although he is slightly embarrassed to admit it, MoShang (aka Jean Marais) started his musical career as a choral singer in his native South Africa in the early 1980's. Around the same time, he received his first computer - a Commodore VIC-20. His passion for music and computers would eventually culminate in the release of his debut solo album Made In Taiwan in 2004. Along the way, MoShang was the front man of Duusman (an Afrikaans language art rock band), played the saxophone for Tsunami (on the Gallo Jazz label), and produced 10 tracks on three award-winning music and poetry albums with the celebrated South African poet Breyten Breytenbach. He was half of the Afrikaans pop-duo 12Hz with Riku Latti (their debut Nou has been described as the most progressive Afrikaans album ever) and he received a South African AVANTI award for his music to the short film Angels in a Cage. MoShang moved to Taiwan in 2002 and is currently performing live as a solo instrumental DJ and with the improvised lounge outfit Into Thin Air.
Have you performed in front of an audience?
I perform a solo instrumental DJ/Multimedia set featuring exclusively original material, entitled "Get Comfortable...". See dates below: My Sonicbids Calendar For detailed information about the set and basic requirements for booking purposes, visit my Sonicbids page: View MoShang's EPK
View MoShang's EPK
Your musical influences
in no particular order: Underworld, David Byrne, downtempo, chill-out, ambient, Jean-Michelle Jarre, Tananas, Not My Dog, anything on the Putumayo label, Duusman, Vangelis, Mr. Scruff, Tom Waits, 12Hz, Miles Davis, Erik Trufaz, Branford Marsalis, Herbie Hancock, Radiohead, Tumi & The Volume, Debussy, Bjork, Cinematic Orchestra, Zero 7, Frank Sinatra, Groove Armada...
What equipment do you use?
Notebook, Reason, Sonar, Sony Minidisk, soft options
Anything else?
MoShang (Jean Marais) was a finalist in Star TV (Asia) and Sony's "Start Something" competition (with a 15sec. filmclip) in 2004 - he has won a second minidisk! In 2005, MoShang's track "Nun Other" was a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition in the Dance / Electronica category. He received an honorable mention.Thanks to everyone who voted!
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Music Link Exchange podsafe music network Of the songs below, the ones with $-symbols next to them are limited to 2 minute samples when streamed in hi-fi. To hear the full track, listen to the lo-fi stream.
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