Mo.Ya.G is the brainchild of Yalopa and Deep Moodsetter, they made their first appearance on BIG Speaker earlier this year with ‘Can You Dance’ and are now back with ‘House Music (All Night Long)’ a deep affair. Heartwarming with all the old school influences you’d expect from a BIG Speaker release. Speaking comes right with an evening workout too just in case. One for basement clubs and lowlights.
We have had the pleasure of speaking with the producer, and this has been the result.
Hi there ! Where can we find you right now? How did you start your day?
We are IT consultants today was an office day… but always with (House)music in the background. I all honesty, I (Deep Moodsetter) multitasked as I was doing presentation adjustment and mixing up the selection for my radio show. Yalopa: I was rushing from (online) meeting to meeting 🙁
When did the idea of starting a project start to take shape? Has it always been something you wanted to do?
Joe Ventura did a shout-out for Deep Moodsetter’s radio show and this immediately gave Deep Moodsetter the idea. Yalopa made his version of it and from that point on we consolidated the two ideas into one.
So the BIG BOSS of BIG SPEAKER RECORDS was the inspiration.
Is it something ‘we wanted to do?’ hmmm – no not that we planned long ahead of time. Music gets triggered by multiple things, this time we have Joe to thank.
How would you define the sound of your latest work? What is the concept behind?
Classic house… of course, with some influence of today, but a unique underground sound.
What artists are you interested in these days?
Today’s sounds that Deep Moodsetter likes are artist like: Omar, Sous, Bondi, Fort Romeau, Andre Lodemann, Pantha Du Prince, Patrice Bäumel… But so many good producers out there. Yalopa: Its hard to name all of them, but Kraak & Smaak, Miguel Migs, Delano Smith, are in my current playlist. Next to that, when I need to focus on my work I listen to classical music radio as well. Late in the evening I like to listen to jazz records as well
How do you manage to combine such disparate genres? How do you manage to give them unity and harmony? What do they have in common for you?
Deep Moodsetter has been dj’ing since 1990 or something like that and used to be a die-hard vocal house dj. The past 10 years he has been dj’ing more broadly, mixing up house, techno, deephouse, 80s and 90s with a deep vibe. For us it’s all about the atmosphere, the moodsetting not so much if the track was released today – we combine tracks from 20 – 30 yrs ago into a blended vibe. Yalopa is more the deep ibiza easy lounge creator.
How would you define your sound?
Deep house with More Jack (because you can pronounce Mo.Ya.G as More Jack 😉 )
Well inspired by the early underground clubs and the Ibiza, Belgian vibes. We are a party country !
Can you tell us something about your current or future projects?
Deep Moodsetter is part of the catalyst in getting the loungy deephouse of Yalopa’s production skills into a ‘More Jacking’ vibe and mood. Mo.Ya.G wouldn’t be Mo.Ya.G if one of us left the building 😉 One our tracks that will be next to be released is ‘Not Staying home’. it’s strongly inspired about the urge of going out. For Yalopa it’s about chilling out and Deep… it’s about shaking his ass.