Updated: Nov 19
Molok is a beatmaker and producer. He's originally Italian but represents Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. His artist name was inspired by Howl; a poem by Allen Ginsberg.
"That is around the time I started making beats. It was a time when I left home and lived in a garage / recording studio where every night friends would come over and we would jam over spoken word or poems."
Allen Ginsberg's poems were heavily influenced by jazz music and his verses reflect the fluency of a mind freed from the concept of boundary itself. Where improvisation is the only means to depict what the mind conceives.
"This is my state of mind when making my beats."
His goal is to produce beats that can inspire rappers and singers to convey their message and leave a mark in this world. His music aims to be a messenger of truth.
"Dim blue and red lights and the quiet of the night are what inspires my creativity. The escape from the constrictions of time, where the night can buy me several hours of uninterrupted freedom, gives me the perfect environment to set the first spark on the piano or the guitar."
Molok's business means freedom. It is a vehicle to channel everything we cannot say due to our social constrictions. It is the voice of my subconscious.
"I take part in online contests and try to gain visibility on my Instagram and Youtube, which can open a wide range of opportunities. I have recently participated in the B.Rob Beastars remix challenge which could surely open some doors for me."
3 goals in life?
1. Financial freedom
2. Help rappers achieve success with my beats
3. Have no regrets when I look back
"I don't want to think that there may have been someone out there who was grinding harder than me, or wanted it more. It's pedal to the metal when you are chasing your dreams. My couch won't get my music out there, I gotta grind and be the best version of myself if I want to stand out from the crowd."
His greatest musical inspiration is Vinnie Paz from Jedi Mind Tricks and Mike Shinoda from Linkin Park had the greatest influence in my music and my beats. Eminem and Dr. Dre got Molok into music.
"I played guitar in a few rock bands but I am also an huge fan of delta blues and soul. So I draw inspiration from a number of genres."
•A short extract from the poem How by Allen Ginsberg…
"Moloch whose eyes are a thousand blind windows! Moloch whose skyscrapers stand in the long streets like endless Jehovahs! Moloch whose factories dream and croak in the fog! Moloch whose smoke-stacks and antennae crown the cities!
Moloch whose love is endless oil and stone! Moloch whose soul is electricity and banks! Moloch whose poverty is the specter of genius! Moloch whose fate is a cloud of sexless hydrogen! Moloch whose name is the Mind!
Moloch in whom I sit lonely!"
Often associated with the evil in our society, Moloch represent the inevitable decay of mankind, the digitalization of our emotions...and the contrast between that process and our irrational need for love...which is ultimately our quest for happiness.