Mimmo Falcone alias MoBlack is a shaman of dance music, he leads others, he has an outspoken voice. He is a fashion guru and and overall amazing artist.
Moving from Naples, south Italy to the south of the world, in Ghana, Africa, Mimmo Falcone has blend two heritages of the universal language of music. Mimmo Falcone is a dj and a producer, a creative spirit and a musician since his early teen-age. In 2003 he moved to the west side of central Africa, in Ghana, as MD of a food processing company. On the coasts of the Gulf of Guinea, he keeps playing and producing his deep house, mixing it with the heritage of the local and more traditional sounds and giving birth to a new project: MoBlack. In Twi, the major language spoken in Ghana, Mo means “Well done/Congratulation” as it stands for “Moda”, the Italian word for fashion and as Mo, the initial of his last name. MoBlack wants to celebrate and promote the beauty of Africa through music, art and fashion. Since his arrive in Africa, Mimmo Falcone has played and shared his faith in sound with local artists. The collaborations with African musicians let Mimmo understanding how it is hard for them to produce, release, promote their art. The lack of resources in the country made him founding MoBlack Records, his label which focuses on Deep Afro House; the mother label has a sub label, “Afro★ Zone” main genre Afro Jazz. The labels’ goal is supporting local artists in the international dancefloor industry.
MoBlack has been on a roll making tracks that are popping up on dj charts and top 100 charts!
The debut track with the sign of MoBlack is “We Run The Music”, released in October 2012 by Jambalay, an italian digital label and remixed by internationally wellknown such as artists Jordan Fields and Santonio Echols. MoBlack’s tracks has been remixed by others artists as the Italian Robert Doubledee Mills and the dutch Orlando Voorn.
In February 2013, the track Meka is a co-work between the Italian and King Ayisoba, one of the most popular singer and musician in Ghana: the track gains international success. Meka is the seed of the Solid Afro: raw, deep, dirty but pure African.
The collaborations with African musicians let Mimmo understanding how it is hard for them to produce, release, promote their art. The lack of resources in the country made him founding “MoBlack Records”, his label which focuses on Soulful, Deep and Afro House, Tribal and Techno-House; the mother label has a sub label, “Afro ★ Zone”, for Afro, Lounge/Chill Out, Dub, Reggae, Hip Hop, Broken Beat,Nu Jazz, Funk/R&B.
MoBlack has painted with organic sounds some pictures of African soundscapes; as long as he lives in Ghana, and has travelled a lot, many sounds and colors are in his backpack. Those memories are reported in some driving tunes, that will bring you to travel with your imagination to some warm and colorful exotic places.
We had the pleasure to meet Mimmo Falcone at Moblack Base Events during Amsterdam Dance Event 2016, and had a chat with him:
House of Frankie, Amsterdam, Amsterdam Dance Event 21st edition 2016 we are here together with Mimmo Falcone from MoBlack Records. Thank you for being with us.
What do you think about the 21st edition of ADE?
This edition is better than last year, I’m especially referring to our genre, the deep Afro House which we are trying to promote. Every year is going better, I’m sure next year will go even better. But this year I’m very happy, a lot friends, amazing.
Well we can’t wait for the 22nd edition! We are here at the MoBlack base, your event, you’re the organizer of everything. How is it going? What can you tell us?
The idea was finding a place in order to put together all the friends who love this kind of music, a real meeting point. Everybody knows that we’re here throughout these days, 5 days of ADE from Wednesday 19 to Sunday 23 October. Everyday a lot of friends are stopping by and some of them are performing too, all different music, like tomorrow, for example, I will have great names like Pablo Fierro, N’Dinga Gaba, Peppe Citarella, Sunlightsquare and many more. I’m very happy that a lot of friends joined this party, the original idea was this: play the music and enjoy, that’s it!
And we are here, we can testify that is going perfectly, it’s really great! One last question, can you tell us about your projects for the future?
Referring to the label, I have a lot of projects right now, but I don’t want to disclose them now. I would like people to keep following us, every week we have new releases even more than once a week. I like they way how people can follow us and get our music through all the social networks and digital media.
Ok, but are you sure you don’t want to tell us not even an idea? No details.
Well, the hardest part of our label’s project is to count on the artists and particularly unknown artists young generations, the label is really pushing and supporting them. Maybe their names don’t tell us so much, but their music does! We support any sound, that’s why for me any project is special. That’s the reason why, again, I prefer people if they are interested to follow us and to listen and understand what I’m talking about.
And I think this is what makes you special. Thank you.
Thank you so much.