MÒZÂMBÎQÚE grew up in the fluid music scene of San Francisco, where he discovered a strong affinity for instrumental music. After he graduated college, he bought a one-way ticket to Zimbabwe with no solid plan, embracing the unknown future. While he continued his world travels, he learned more about native instruments and music, such as a Kudu antler horn in South Africa and the Tabla in India. Wherever he went, whether it was hiking Everest base camp, tracking lions in Kenya, sailing to Madagascar, or meditating in India, MÒZÂMBÎQÚE absorbed as much culture as he could.
It was during this period of his life where he noticed how influential music was on these experiences. Following those global adventures, MÒZÂMBÎQÚE continues to translate his experiences into his music production. “No matter the genre I’m creating I always try to reflect the feelings of hope and wonderment that I’ve known from travel, wilderness and solitude,” he shared. Now, the producer has officially released a collection of five wondrous tracks as part of his How To Be Human EP. MÒZÂMBÎQÚE’s intent with the EP is to highlight the importance of deep human connection. To convey this, every song begins with the letter H. An ode to dream-telling, the letter H is believed to symbolize cooperation, balance, and teamwork.
How To Be Human is a perfect demonstration on how MÒZÂMBÎQÚE’s extensive travels whilst learning from different cultures has not only impacted his spiritual well-being, but also his sonic direction. The EP is atmospheric and vibey, yet easily danceable and engaging. Feelings of hope and wonder, the same feelings synonymous with travel, wilderness and solitude, are explored. While the world is at a stand still, How To Be Human allows listeners to leave their bubble and embark on an enchanting auditory expedition.
“I set out with the intention to make an EP to help people cope with these hard times. One of the things I found that worked best for me was getting out into nature. So it became this interesting relationship, where I’m trying to help humans but nature is helping me do that. So I realized there’s a fundamental balance – family and friends are important, but it’s also important to know when we need some space and time and to get in touch with earth/nature.”