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festivalZOO’s interview with Evil Twin


Interview with Evil Twin (Floorplay Music / Dojo Music)

Evil Twin is Danny Moggs’ DJ / Producing alter ego - designed as an outlet for uncompromised House Music for the dance floor. He’s gaining a reputation for himself as ‘one-to-watch’ in the House Music scene in the UK with his Evil Twin Launch Party featuring at Carl Cox’s The Revolution in London. Spending summer seasons in Ibiza and with recent tours across Asia & Australia, he shows no signs of slowing down… festivalZOO caught up with the man himself to get the latest on all things Evil Twin!

So you recently launched your new identity ‘Evil Twin’ tell us a bit about that?

I decided to create an identity that clubbers can relate to, everyone has an evil twin right?! The name came about a good few years back after a season in Ibiza, I actually have a twin brother so it was a label he gave me when introducing me to others! A few years down the line and it stuck. It gives me great creative license to do fun things too… and a scapegoat for anything embarrassing I may have done in the early hours of the morning… I just blame it on my Evil Twin (laughing)! I was offered the opportunity to headline Room 2 for Bootleg Social Promotions @ Carl Cox - The Revolution in London so it was a perfect platform to launch the Identity.

The past year has been one of great significance! What other gigs have you been playing?

Aside from the launch party I’ve been living in Ibiza and playing at Ushuaia Beach Bar, La Plage, Cream Pre-Parties, Sankeys, Delano & Es Vive Hotel. I also completed an Asia & Australia tour playing in Bali, Thailand, Hong Kong & Sydney.

What were your standout moments from the tour?

I’d have to say the Full Moon Party was an amazing experience, I played from 4am til 9am. At sunrise the moon was still bright in the sky - a proper ‘pinch-yourself’ moment! In Sydney I played the closing set in the main room on a giant boat party called ‘High Flyers’ with a thousand people on board. We sailed around Sydney Harbour all afternoon with the Harbour Bridge and Opera House as a back drop, it was epic. The following week I kick-started the weekend on FBI radio with an interview and DJ set to 25,000 listeners then played for Australian dance music institution ‘Chinese Laundry’ along side Ian Carey later that night. Got a lot of love for the Australian scene.

Aside from DJ sets your music has been picked up by some major dance music labels. Can you tell us more about what to expect?

For sure, I have a track called ‘Necessary Evil’ that was signed to Dojo Music by label boss Oliver Lang. He featured it on his ‘Ibiza Weapons 2 EP’ which was a showcase of tracks that were causing mayhem in his sets in Ibiza. The track has also been licensed for use by Luckylife TV (an Ibiza clubbing TV Show) on their Cream Ibiza DJ interviews with Eddie Halliwell & John O’Callaghan. I have another track called ‘Discobomb’ which is a collaboration with Ministry of Sound Resident Tim Cullen which was quickly picked up by Prok & Fitch for their Floorplay Music imprint after Umek featured it as his ‘Soundcloud Standout’ track in his August Podcast. The track will feature on the Floorplay ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event) sampler as well as getting a full release later that month. I’ve also just finished mixing a label showcase compilation for Perfect Driver Music and have a new track called ‘The Future’ coming out soon.
You mentioned you have a twin brother have you guys ever DJ’ed together?

Haha, yeah back in our early Ibiza days in 2002-2003, we formed a duo called ‘The Deluxe Twins.’ We entered a The Euphoria / Plastik DJ competition and won and it lead to residencies at Eden & Es Paradis on the island. It was a fun time for us and great experience cutting our teeth in the Ibiza market. Howard still likes to do a bit of DJ’ing but a career in advertising is his main focus these days.

So what’s next for Evil Twin?

I’m really intrigued with the rise of Electronic Music in the US… it’s kinda gone full circle as House Music was invented in Chicago and Techno came out of Detroit. We imported it to the UK and it spread across Europe, however it’s never really taken hold in the US as it did elsewhere, until now. House music is crossing over to the mainstream in the US and that is groundbreaking. Over the past few years I’ve visited Miami (WMC), LA, San Francisco, New York and Vegas to go clubbing and to experience what’s happening first hand. I think it’s a really exciting time for Electronic music in America and I’m considering making a move over there to get involved.

You can watch Danny Moggs aka Evil Twin performing Live at the High Flyers Boat Party in Sydney here:

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