Selections: Mogwaa

A quick peruse through Seoul-based DJ, producer and multi-instrumentalist Mogwaa’s Bandcamp profile reveals a lot about his relationship with music. Since 2017, the prolific artist has established himself as something of an electronic all-rounder, releasing everything from breezy Balearic house and Music From Memory-style ambient to buoyant house and techno and blissed-out jungle, all with a keen sense of melody and a taste for dreamy moods.

It’s a vibe he conjured on his 2022 EP, ‘From Above’, for Peggy Gou’s Gudu Records, which wove percussive elements of classic electro through its neon-hued house palette for a suite of gorgeous dancefloor pumpers. He returned to the label recently with a track on the ‘Gudu & Friends Vol. 2’ compilation, joining the likes of Alinka, Gina Breeze, Matisa, Nyra and Minju with a slice of festival-ready synth magic. 

This month, he’s linked up with fellow Seoul producer Jesse You for a split EP on their own Wall’s & Pals label, dishing up two cuts each of acid-dipped club material. Mogwaa’s a spectacular DJ to boot, with sets that shoot straight for the dancefloor with a timeless sense of groove, dynamic range and energy. 

In his contribution to the Selections series, we see each side of Mogwaa’s tastes as he spotlights stripped back house bangers and ambient classical gems.