Heading to tanzBar at Dalston Superstore via Tel Aviv and Berlin is special guest producer and DJ, Moscoman! He is on a seemingly exponential upwards trajectory, having recently released tracks on Jennifer Cardini's Correspondant, I'm a Cliche and Eskimo Recordings. When he's not making his own music, he is busy curating his own very successful label Disco Halal and playing clubs in Berlin and beyond! We caught up to chat new releases, dream parties and Tel Aviv!
Hi Moscoman! We can’t wait to have you play here for tanzBar! You have been doing some very interesting (and seriously danceable!) things on your record label, Disco Halal. Can you tell us a bit about it and how it came to be?
Thank you! I can’t wait to be there! Disco Halal is first and foremost a passion project that came to life by mistake with the help of OYE Records. Basically, I had quite lot of edits from friends that were killers and I wanted to share them. I did what I could to print records, and things took off. I think the future of Halal is very bright with many great original releases lined up. My basic approach is to put out good music with beautiful designs, usually from close friends that need this stage to shine.
You have released tracks on Correspondant, I’m a Cliché and Eskimo Rec to name a few – what has been your proudest production moment?
I love all my children the same. Cosmo Vitelli from I’m a Cliché is a great mentor who helped me get better in everything I am doing. The other releases also worked for me really well in understanding my sound and where I’m going. I recently released my debut 12” on ESP Institute. Lovefingers (ESP’s boss) and I are working on our next 12” together and my first album which will drop next year… I’m sure that will be my proudest moment.
Where do you source samples for your tracks?
I can’t say that I’m 100% samples free, but at least 90% is original sound that I create in my studio.
You have called both Berlin and Tel Aviv home – how have both of these places influenced your music?
Tel aviv is Rock’N’Roll, its where all the guitars and the struggle come to life in my music, Berlin is the electronic side of me, the sad epic tunes, it’s a good mix I feel.
Tell us a bit about the party scene in Tel Aviv – what makes it stand out from other cities?
I feel that the location of Tel Aviv makes it a no nonsense city. Which gives it a real aspect for clubbing. There is no bluffing over there and that shaped many great DJs and acts. Plus, if you take in consideration the fact that it’s a “warzone” (it’s not really), you realize that life is fragile so you should party everyday.
If you had access to a time machine and could visit any dance floor anywhere/anywhen, where would you want to go dancing?
Factory Manchester and The Loft New York in the 80’s, no doubt.
What is your favourite track of 2015?
Dude Energy - Renee Running
A surefire banger to rescue any dancefloor?
Red Axes - Der Sexa
A track that you wish you’d produced?
Roman Flugel - Wilkie
Can you describe what you have in store for the Dalston Superstore laser basement in three words?
Well Loved Pain
Catch Moscoman at tanzBar on Saturday 21 November at Dalston Superstore from 9pm-3am.