1. Where did the name of the track come from?

It just came naturally with the progression of the song when it was done.

2. Favourite recent gig, either played or attended and why?

Pacha in NYC, I love that room! It’s always a rager in there!! Massive sound

3. What is your musical guilty pleasure?

Marina and the diamonds! I love her A LOT!

4. What do you dream of doing as a DJ? If you’ve done it what was it?

I would probably say DJing the carnival in Brazil would be amazing, I’ve never done that!

5. Favourite thing on your rider?

MY Pioneer CDJ 2000’s (treasured)

6. Most random thing on your rider?

Don’t really have anything random, I’m a pretty chilled dude, there used to be D.A.T , machine on my rider that I had no idea was there, until a promoter recently told me he couldn’t find one!! I’m like come on a DAT machine… Who uses those things! So I’ve since removed it from my rider!

7. Blonde or brunette?

Oh come on, how can u do this to a man!!…. Hmm Brunette

8. Pet hates?

Not sure if this is a pet peeve’s question or an actual pet question, SO I have no idea.

9. Laptop or CDJs?

I used to use a laptop but since Miami, Steve persuaded me to get on the SD cards! And it’s been fun and amazing! I really dig it!

10. Tea or coffee?

USA coffee (Dunkin Donuts) UK tea!! (Earl Grey mate!! LOL)

11. Sushi or Steak?

STEAK always, I’m Brazilian by way of my parents! But I do luv some sashimi! Esp. some NOBU!

12. Favourite piece of equipment/gadget

Pioneer CDJ 2000’s DJM 900 CD CARDS and a sound system… let’s go!! And maybe an occasional laptop in the mix!

14. Favourite animal?

A lion! Because he is KING!

15. Does Size matter?

SIZE ALWAYS MATTERS! If any girl tells you different she’s lying! Is that the size we’re talking about?

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1. Where did the name of the track come from?
It was actually my Manager who came up with the name, as soon as he heard it he got back to me quoting it as “The Moment”. I thought it was a good name for a record so I used it!

2. Favourite recent gig, either played or attended and why?

Skrillex came over to Brighton recently, really enjoyed that, mainly because it was a small crowd and the place was on fire!

3. What is your musical guilty pleasure?
Nothing too embarrassing. I’m into a lot of chill out music, Sigur Rós, etc..

4. What do you dream of doing as a DJ? If you’ve done it what was it?
I am looking forward to rocking Ibiza, especially Pacha.

5. Favourite thing on your rider?
Vodka

6. Most random thing on your rider?
Skittles

7. Blonde or brunette?
Blonde

8. Pet hates?
I don’t have a pet!

9. Laptop or CDJs?
CDJs

10. Tea or coffee?
Lots of coffee in the morning, tea in the evening

11. Sushi or Steak?
Steak

12. Favourite piece of equipment/gadget?
My Dunlop Talkbox

13. Favourite animal?
Dogs

14. Does Size matter?
It sure does!

‘THE MOMENT’ OUT NOW ON BEATPORT… DOWNLOAD HERE

Already certified as one of the biggest records at this years Miami WMC, like a mutant hybrid of Plastikman and the more energetic moments of Swedish House Mafia, Tim Mason’s ‘The Moment’ does exactly what it says on the tin and provides a moment of pure, unadulterated, hands-to-the-ceiling ecstasy, reaching the parts of the body other tracks don’t even know exist. And if that’s not enough for you then label boss Angello is on hand to add more mayhem with his own edit. This is an absolute monster of a release for the biggest of big moments.

As an established and highly acclaimed techno producer, it was only a matter of time before he crossed path with Size to deliver something truly epic. That time has come with his latest Slides EP, and frankly epic doesn’t even come close to describing the three tracks on show. From the warped, twisted synth stabs of the title track, through the bubbling 8-bit carnage of ‘Tormenta Electronica’ and finally to the euphorically sinister atmosphere of ‘Yaw Damper’, this emotionally charged yet dancefloor ready techno of the highest order.

Released Feb 23rd on Beatport

You don’t get to tour with Swedish House Mafia and Deadmau5 unless you’ve got some serious talent behind the decks, just as you don’t get to remix the likes of The Prodigy and Lady Gaga unless you know your way around a studio. Kim Fai has proved time and time again he isn’t lacking in either of these areas, and his latest double-A side releases continues to assert his global dominance. With ‘Era’ and ‘Supernova’ he delivers two epic tracks of screaming synths and heavy bass that are as good as you’ll hear this year…and you’ll be hearing them a lot.

‘Era/ Supernova’ is released on SIZE on Feb 9th on Beatport

Released on SIZE: Jan 26th 2011

Getting 2011 off to the best start possible is ‘Phoenix/Triangle’, the new single on Size from Kris Menace. As one of the most highly regarded producers and DJs around today Kris has shown himself equally adept at turning out high quality techno, disco and – with tracks like Phoenix – house music that can ignite the biggest dance floors around the world.

From the very first beat of ‘Phoenix’ you know that once again you’re safely in the hands of a master producer. Someone capable of holding a dance floor’s interest over three minutes of slowly building ethereal sounds, building up the tension before a wall of synths and bass kicks in and a room full of hands reach for the sky.

On ‘Triangle’ Kris serves up seven minutes of driving bleeps, beeps and bass topped off with an increasingly epic synth line that crowds will lose themselves in amongst the smoke and lights of the dance floor.

‘Phoenix / Triangle’ is Kris Menace at his best, continuing to tread that fine line between underground credibility and widespread accessibility, and is another example of why his tracks find their way into sets of everyone from Erol Akan and SoulWax through to Annie Mac or Tiesto.


RELEASED ON BEATPORT – JANUARY 12TH 2011

1. Where did the name of the track come from?
We were talking about Japanese crazy shops that sell vintage Synths and one of them is called FiveG that has the most ridiculous collection of analogue gear and since we were using a lot of that stuff, we named it in it’s honour!

2. Favourite recent gig, either played or attended and why?
We played at Stereosonic in Australia with Tiesto, Ingrosso, Benassi, Afrojack, Calvin Harris and crew. It was an amazing tour and we got to play infront of 100,000 Australians. Amazing.

3. What is your musical guilty pleasure?
I like a bit of rare groove courtesy of Maxwell

4. What do you dream of doing as a DJ? If you’ve done it what was it?
I guess like everyone, it’s the thrill of the reaction you get from a crowd when you make a record and it resonates for them. For us, with a record like ‘In The Air’ you see that every time you drop it so it’s great to keep making music.

5. Favourite thing on your rider?
Vodka

6. Most random thing on your rider?
Water… really not going to be used up

7. Blonde or brunette?
Brunette Upstairs Blonde Downstairs

8. Pet hates?
Airport delays

9. Laptop or CDJs?
USB sticks / SD Cards and CDJ 2000’s

10. Tea or coffee?
Coffee

11. Sushi or Steak?

Sushi

12. Favourite piece of equipment/gadget
SH 101

14. Favourite animal?
Dog

15. Does Size matter?
You know it does

André Tegeler, more commonly known under his DJ and production mokiner Moguai, has seen a lot change in his time in the industry.  He was there, some 20 years plus ago during the start of the house and techno revolution, and he’s still here today, more than surviving, but thriving in a scene that in some ways barely ressembles the one from more than two decades ago. It will come as some suprise that, given his wealth of expeirence, he only released his debut album this year, on Deadmau5’s mau5trap imprint. This was preceeded by a string of hit singles that proved he still retains an innate ability to produce music that appeals to a generation of clubbers for whom the second summer of love was a history lesson rather than an experience.

We caught up with him to discuss his relationship with mau5trap, how the scene has changed over the years, and why he chose to release his latest single – We Want Your Soul – on Size…

Tell us about the new single…what was the inspiration behind it?

The intention was to make a track which is a mixture of the harder releases on my own label Punx, and my new releases on mau5trap. I´ve played the track since my tour with Deadmau5 and it has always been one of the strongest tracks, whether it was in a small club, or on big festival stages.

You’ve been one of the most prolific producers on Deadmau5’s mau5trap label – why the switch to Size for this single?

I met Steve and Seb at an award show like 6 years ago, and from then we were in contact from time to time, so I thought Hey, let´s give it a try. There are great plans with mau5trap though in the future, but I thought that this track just wouldn´t fit with them.

Your sound has markedly changed in the 10 years or so you’ve been in the game…is this a conscious progression or has it happened quite naturally?

Whether you produce music, paint pictures, make movies, almost everything related to art, is influenced and inspired by something. So for me I can say that it happens naturally because you are inspired by your life, which is also why I named my first artist album We Ar Lyve.


What are the biggest challenges facing you as a producer today, personally and in the wider sphere of up-and-coming producers?

I’ve seen so many style changes from techno to maximal to minimal and so on… so for me it always was and still is, the biggest challenge to be faithful in yourself and to do what you like.

In the last few years especially, house music has moved out of the underground and is now associated with glamour and high-class living, thanks to the likes of SHM and David Guetta. Do you think that’s a good thing for the industry?

I look at it in a positive way in terms of what people like Steve, Sebastian, Axwell or Guetta are doing. They open new markets and help electronic music growing bigger and bigger. I was around for the very beginning of techno/dance in the early 90s. Everything at that time was new and you could almost smell this musical revolution. It happened in the underground,  and we did parties without electronic lights 1000‘s of candles because the sound system took all power. So when you compare this time to now, its the total opposite. But i’m not a fan of saying the past was better. Right now it‘s different but in a good way and for me it´s more fun than ever!

What have been some of the highlights of 2010 for you?

Definately the release of my first artist album We Ar Lyve on mau5trap. I think I have never released as much music as I have this year, so it was a very successful one for me, but i am already working hard to top this in the next year!

Anything else you’d like to tell us about..?

I am really looking forward to the release! It´s a worthy finish of a great year, and a massive kickstart into the new one, as the beginning of next year will see a compilation on mau5trap with a slightly different approach, so you will be surprised. Also is my next album planned to be released somewhere around spring.

We Want Your Soul is out 20th December on Size