101 with MJOG

Taking his first steps into music production and djing in 2012 while traveling Australia, MJOG's music straddles the line between rough old-school house and banging techno-ish. His productions are powered by strong drum patterns, driving basslines, atmospheric pads, and dubby chords.

He released his first vinyl EP on the French label Recordeep with remixes from Janeret and Thomas Wood, showing his ability to combine a raw nineties texture while always delivering a groovy and dubby sound. Since then, his music was showcased through labels such as Daydream, VAARIOUS, Ukiyo music, and others. The year 2020 will give birth to his own imprint Emoi. You can already pre-order the first release HERE

What was the funniest / most bizarre request you’ve ever had while playing?

The funniest/most bizarre request I ever received is that I actually never had one. I should probably start playing out more. 

Can you describe your studio setup for us?

I have a few sample packs that I overused over a long period of time and I feel like I need to find new ones. Regarding the gear, I use Ableton Push for every track I make and I often use the Tanzbar, the Elektron Digitakt, and the Beatstep Pro as well as the Korg Electribe ER-1 that a friend lent me recently. 

Could you tell us the story about your first gig?

It was in my hometown, a friend of mine set up a party in a bar/club and everything went pretty well actually. I was pretty stressed out because I was just starting djing but it all worked out fine from the moment I pressed the sync button on Traktor. Nothing very exciting about that, sorry guys. 

Name three artists that currently inspire you.

Pohl, Herck, Mackcim & Levi.

Recall the worst experience of ‘killing the vibe’ in the club.

Every time I play my own tracks. 

What do you do before and after your set?

I go for a shit before as I'm usually stressed out and I drink pastis after to cool things down. 

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?

Assembly line work in a chicken slaughterhouse. You gotta see it to believe it.

What are your favorite labels at the moment?

Botanic Minds, Lokomotiv, Mode of Expression 

Imagine a cold winter, a fireplace and two glasses of wine—what song would you play?

Last but not least. What's the best advice you've ever received?

A close friend once told me "l'argent ça se dépense."

You can check the preview of his latest release on Broox Records below.

By Saša, edited on 30 March 2020