Exclusive interview: New Dance Music Friday with MOGUAI
Nov 3, 2017
We proudly present the New Dance Music Friday feature, your weekly update on all newly released dance tracks, brought together on one amazing Spotify playlist. Featured this week (among many others): MOGUAI! He's releasing the exciting ‘Say A Little Prayer’ together with Polina today!
Hey, you just released your new single ‘Say A Little Prayer’ together with Polina. How did you create this?
"I had a great writing session in my studio in Berlin with Sammy and Valdimir from Belgium. The idea was to produce a tech/deep house track which just works in my DJ sets. The result was 'PRAY'. I played it many times in my recent DJ sets and felt something was missing and that it’s made for a vocal. Polina then came up with the great idea to sing 'Say A Little Prayer' from Aretha Franklin over it. I remember very well when she sent me her version, cause I just checked it in a hotel in Stockholm where I had to play a show that night. I immediately fell in love with it and her awesome new interpretation! I called her, and told her that we must do it together. We already had a collab a few years ago on Mau5trap, but I’m more than happy to team up with her again for this great record, cause she's one of my favourite artists."
What does this record say about your musical evolution as an artist?
"It’s hard to say what one record says about my evolution as an artist. I always love all different kinds of music and I like to merge and produce different genres and when it makes sense, to combine club tracks with great songs, like our new single or like I did it in the past with the Sugababes. I never stick to one genre, cause I’m getting bored super fast when I produce just one style. Same when I play as a DJ. I love mixing styles from tech/deep house to techno to breaks to punk rock, so that it ends in a great party. For me, 'Say A Little Prayer' is the perfect track which merges club music and pop vocals, in a very nice way! "
The track is featured on Spinnin’s New Dance Music Friday playlist. How important is Spotify to you?
"As a privat person I love to have unlimited access to music and to discover new songs and artists wherever I am. As an artist Spotify is the most important platform to be heard by fans and listeners and I think it’s just the beginning."
Which recently released dance tracks should definitely be added to New Dance Music Friday?
MOGUAI & AKA AKA – 'Satisfield' (Me & My Tootbrush Remix)
MOGUAI & Younotus ft. Nico Santos – 'Lessons' (Zonderling Remix)
Tinlicker – 'Donderdag' (MOGUAI Remix)
Kendrick Lamar - 'Humble' (Skrillex Remix)
MOGUAI - 'Smyles'
Camelphat - 'Drop It'
Mark Knight feat. The Ragga Twins - 'Move On'
[Please note this playlist will change a week after this post]
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