UFO Network had the absolute pleasure of chatting with Colombian superstar DJ & Producer Daniel Amezquita ‘aka’ Moska about his latest project on Tiesto’s Musical Freedom Unlimited, how he hit the EDM music scene and more. Having gained support from some of the biggest artists and DJ’s in the dance music industry as well as collaboration with mainstream producers like Hardwell and Tiesto, Moska has engraved his name and earned his title in the scene and is here to stay! Check out our exclusive interview below to see what Moska had to say and connect with him on social media platforms for more.
Tell us about that first track that put you on the map in the electronic scene and the journey since. How did you get started?
Well i think the first track that put me on the map was a remix i did for a close friend of mine called ‘Jordan Ferrer‘. The remix was heavily supported by Laidback Luke back in the days. it’s called ‘I Need You (MOSKA Remix). Tha track started my music relationship with Laidback Luke.
‘Moska’ is a very interesting name. Please tell us what that name means to you and how you came up with it.
‘Moska‘ was the nickname my friends in high school gave me lol, it came from my lastname ‘Amezquita‘… ‘Moska’ is just a really catchy name for me and i think is really easy for the people to remember 🙂
Do tell us more about your project on Tiesto’s ‘Musical Freedom Unlimited’ dropped May 29th of this year? What can we expect and how would you explain what it felt working on the project?
It’s amazinggg to be part of this project! Musical Freedom is one of the most succesfull labels out there and they always try to support the new upcoming talents! and this new album is all about good and fresh music! really happy about this!
Listen to Moska – ‘90’s‘ on Tiesto’s Musical Freedom on Spotify
Would you kindly tease us with some information on any upcoming releases or albums and are there any projects you are currently working on? What do you have lined up for 2020 considering the times?
WOW! i’ve a lotttt of new music coming for this 2020! there is a couple of tracks that are coming in MF later this year that i know people will love. A lot of latin vibes!
What festival have you performed at that you would say is the most memorable for you as a DJ & Producer and why? If you could perform at any other event what would it be?
I think one of the most memorable moments for me in a festival was in TomorrowWorld 2014, the crowd was amazing, full of latin people supporting and dancing. I was in charge of opening the stage and was already crowded at that early time.
What single night out would you say is the most memorable for you and why?
This is a hard question! but def was when i played with Tiesto for the first time back in 2012…. that was my first gig as a professional DJ… Pacha, Ibiza… summer… with Tiesto and Hardwell. Unforgettable!
Tell us something your fans don’t know about you.
I HATE PHONE CALLS …. lol
Give us the name of one track that never gets old for you no matter how many times you listen to it?
Nathan Fake – The Sky Was Pink (James Holden Remix)
Listen to Nathan Fake – ‘The Sky Was Pink‘ (James Holden Remix) on Beatport
How do you get a track started? Tell us a bit about your production process. How long does it take you to complete a track on average and do you ever get writer’s / producer’s block? What advice would you give to up-and-coming DJ’s & Producers in the same situation?
I always try to start with the drums and then with a catchy melody… when you have a solid loop you can continue with the other parts of the track. i can finish a track really fast if i already have the right elements… but when i cant find certain melody or vocal or sample that i like, it can take me weeks to finish a track. Of course i have to deal with producers block… it’s the worstttt feeling… you feel like your career is over lol, but my advice when you are going through this is just focus in other aspects of your life… play video games, read books, watch tutorial, download music, spend time wit your close ones, the inspiration will come late or sooner 🙂
The relationship between the audience and the DJ / Producer is crucial, and yet it seems to be a fragile one – How do you see the balance between giving the crowd what they want and treating them to something new?
Us, the dj’s… we have to play something that they didn’t know they wanted to hear! that’s the difference between a good dj and an average one. I always think that you have to play 50/50. 50% what the crowd wants and 50% what you like.
Moska – ‘90’s’ Out Now on Tiesto’s Musical Freedom! Stream / Playlist >HERE<