German DJ/producer Moguai releases his second artist album on mau5trap today. Titled “Mpire,” the new project incorporates elements of electro, techno, and progressive to create a decidedly unique electro-house sound. If you’re looking for something harder than Deadmau5 but a little more subtle than Kill the Noise, this is the album for you. Moguai’s strength here is his ability to maintain a driving energy while sweeping you away on classic progressive synths and chord progressions — there’s power when you need it and patience when you don’t. It’s a very, very solid effort overall.
While we can’t honestly put Moguai in electro-house’s first tier with veterans like Wolfgang Gartner and Dada Life and scene-storming newcomers Knife Party, that doesn’t detract from this album’s undeniable elegance.
Mogaui – Mpire