Mujuice has made a breakthrough with an album of extremely underground techno that has the potential to excite and disturb the senses. Throughout the album you feel that the punchy directness of each track leaves more than enough room for you to get lost in the intricacies of the sound design and construction.
The resulting tracks, while undeniably booming and throbbing, felt slightly estranged from the dance-floor, like free-floating ideas in a constant state of becoming, not yet sure of what direction they were taking.
Underneath the layers of distorted circuitry and the frenzy at the heart of "Motherland", there are signs of Mujuice presence at the tiller in the form of a deep and hidden unconsciousness that drives the album along.
That's what makes Mujuice with debut album such a surprising and refreshing listen.
Tell us a little about your album, what inspired you how it was born?
Mostly I was thinking about role of rave culture as a reaction to darkest
moments of modern time. How it was perceived deconstructed and absorbed
all this militarist totalitarian toxic radioactive nuclear aesthetics. And the way it
confronted it. It was specific in every country but stood up as an international
When you're approaching a song in the studio, do you have a particular
meaning for it in mind?
Itʼs hard to tell, time to time. Usually I donʼt plan before record, but when I start
I have an image, something that describes concept of the record, can be sound
description or anything.
And at the end I always know the name, thereʼs no special moment for me
where I need to come up with title, I just know it.
Electronic music is generally instrumental. What do you think music
without vocals can convey?
I think that any music itself as a consequence of culture is structured and
driven by language.
Melodicism and basic forms are determined by language as far as I understand
it. So if youʼve got a feeling that you can sing it, even if thereʼs no words
literally, it still works this way somehow.
Your music has a lot of acid sounds, and techno in general has a lot of
darkness to it. These things often get interpreted as anger or adversarial
emotions, do you think that's fair?
I guess itʼs complicated connection. Tension and darkness in techno is more a
way of routing this aggression, in my opinion. And it feels different on the dance
floor, itʼs more a way to observe and then get rid of this darkness through
dancing it out.
The utilitarian aspect of a DJ set, you know you're trying to get people to
dance. Does the crowd's reaction influence you or do you have your own
vibe that you're trying to present and they can take it or leave it?
Performing my techno live and DJing is a bit different for me. As a Dj I do my
best to bring people together, have fun, itʼs still my favorite tracks, but itʼs not
about me personally, itʼs more about crowd and venue.
As an artist I perform more individualistic and personal and egoistic music in
But still I try to make this experience approachable as it possible, collective, like
a small trip, a journey we share together.
Which tracks should not miss in your spotify playlist?
21st Century Pop Song by Hymieʼs Basement
What do you want to say to the Malaysian public?
Unfortunately Iʼve never been to Malaysia yet, I hope Iʼll get there soon. Looking
forward to say hi personally."
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