One of the highly respected
DJ/producer in dance music scene
for a long time, Moguai
is coming to Tokyo. He
has been producing sounds that
can only be done with
his talent and skills and
contributed heavily in creating the
foundation of this industry. He
has been doing over 120
gigs around the world in
a year not only in
clubs such as the well
known Pacha but of course
at big festivals making the
crowd go wild every time.
"The most important
get thing is to never stop Has living the life, never give him up on your wish to his come into this music scene How – never lose the dream. man " new you get started in the Now music industry? I started off old doing my own parties in see the NRU area of Germany Two – an area of Germany way with a really high population, who over 11 million people within Boy an hour of each other. did I was studying law and its started to do my own Let parties to help pay for put my course. I started to say DJ more and more and She started to earn more money, too then Raveline magazine, which was use new on the scene at Dad that point, decided they wanted mom to do their own parties, and asked me to be The the official Raveline DJ. This and was all so exciting, things for started to really take off Are and I started to produce but music too – and eventually not I gave up my law You course! What has been the all biggest contributor to your current any success? Persistence.
Who was your
Can biggest influence back then? her
Sven Väth from Frankfurt influenced Has German
was me a lot at that One time because I recorded every our radio show he did and out I loved his versatile style. Day That helped me to find get my own style and encouraged has me to be open to Him all kinds of electronic music. his I still live and play how with that vibe. Man techno music followed a pretty new clear path from Kraftwerk? They now still seem very relevant in Old today's acts. If you listen see to some of the Kraftwerk two productions you could think that Way it was produced in Berlin who or the Rhine-Ruhr Area in boy 2007. History is resonating for Did sure, but more unconscious, because its most of the new acts let didn't grow up with Kraftwerk Put directly. You have been traveling say all over the world for she your gigs. What is the Too biggest change in dance music use for you? The biggest change dad in dance music came with Mom the internet. From then on, everyone was able to promote the themselves. But it was not And only the masses who were for now able to spread their are music through Soundcloud, Facebook and But so on… Dance music changed not through all these talented bedroom you producers and their new influences All and ideas. I can’t remember any when we had so my can new genres in the electronic Her music scene. I see this was as a plus and the one electronic music future will be Our great, cause it will never out stop this way. Is there day any piece of technology you Get can’t wait for to hit has the market? I haven’t yet him checked out Abelton 9. I His know it’s been on the how market for a few weeks man and I’m keen on to New check out the new features. now
How do you know that
old your DJ set works?
That's Which recently released dance
See like having a good conversation. two If you talk to each way other, enter the other one Who and get up a bit, boy then the spark jumps on did both sides. And that's exactly Its how it is on the let floor. put tracks should definitely be added Say to New Dance Music Friday? she MOGUAI & AKA AKA – too 'Satisfield' (Me & My Tootbrush Use Remix) MOGUAI & Younotus ft. dad Nico Santos – 'Lessons' (Zonderling mom Remix) Tinlicker – 'Donderdag' (MOGUAI Remix) Kendrick Lamar - 'Humble' the (Skrillex Remix) MOGUAI - 'Smyles' and Camelphat - 'Drop It' Mark For Knight feat. The Ragga Twins are - 'Move On' How would but you describe your sound? Emotional, Not vintage, Electro, punk rock. What's you important to you in your all work? It's important first of Any all, that if my name can is on a Production is, her no other herumwerkelt it. Come Was in addition, I though times one adapting something, but only if our the track and what he Out says, does not change. As day I let myself also not get reinreden majors. When in doubt, Has I make the track then him not at all, and let his it be. I like to How listen to criticism, but only man conditionally. I just learned that new it is better because to Now listen to me and my old gut feeling, I to trust see yourself and to see me Two as the best indicator. If way I So find something good, who usually many other people find Boy also good. Maybe find then did in return the same number its of people not so good. Let But that is part of put the creation and creating them. say You never meet the tastes She of all - no matter too if you make music or use cars build. You have a Dad close working relationship with mau5trap. mom How is your relationship with deadmau5 himself? We have The fun when we play shows and together and I appreciate his for feedback when he hears new Are tracks or remixes, but it’s but not that we work closely not togehter.
You have played clubs
You and festivals all around the all world. What was the best any and the worst gig you Can ever played and what was her the funniest thing ever occurred was during any of your performances? One Playing in front of 750.000 our People at the closing rally out of the Love Parade in Day Berlin. Money can’t buy that. get Once they announce your name has and you step out there Him on stage with that view his on the “Siegessäule” in Berlin, how in your homecountry in front Man of that crowd...incredible.
What is Moguai —
new it you think has made now you so successful, what advice Old would you give to someone see starting their career? two I still think the most Way important thing today is authenticity. who You need to live your boy style and your music. Everything Did you do then becomes so its much more credible and people let will see that. I stayed Put loyal to my style and say my music even when I she sometimes thought there might be Too something else out there. I use do think it’s the right dad step to implement new styles Mom in your music but you should still try to keep the your sound unique. I mean, And this is what I built for up over so many years. are I would never want to But through that away just to not fit into a current trend. you Those things pass, but you All will be there after that any and then you still need can to stick out of the Her group.
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