Song of the Day: Mocean Worker – Son Of Sanford

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Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s featured selection, chosen by Afternoon Show host Kevin Cole, is Son Of Sanford by Mocean Worker from the 2007 release Cinco De Mowo! on Mowo!, Inc.

Mocean Worker – Son Of Sanford (MP3)

What all began as a drum ‘n’ bass project evolved into successive albums of which no two sounded remotely the same. With his latest, Mocean (pronounced motion) Worker, aka Adam Dorn, continues and focuses his past Enter the MoWo!, obviously stumbling across something he liked. Dorn likes to chop up samples almost beyond recognition to arrive at his blend of Funk, Big-band, and Swing, all of course permeated by his Jazz background. As the son of Jazz and R&B producer Joel Dorn, MoWo has been well connected since his early high school years. The guests he rounded up for his latest effort include Herb Alpert, Marcus Miller, his usual samples from the late Rahsaan Roland Kirk, and other Jazz standouts. In addition to his music being licensed for several movies and television spots of late, Dorn has taken to touring with a six-piece band, an unprecedented feat in his career and so far one of the smartest.

Don’t miss Mocean Worker this Sunday 9/3 as part of Seattle’s biggest music event of the year, Bumbershoot 2007. Meanwhile, check out MoWo’s website for all of his wacky journal entries, his MySpace page for a preview of what you’ll hear on Sunday, and this awesome video for the equally awesome Shake Ya Boogie:

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