Oliver Heldens and MOGUAI team up for their long overdue debut collaboration, joining forces on ‘Cucumba’. Out now via Oliver’s label, Heldeep Records.
The result is a dancefloor weapon that displays both producers’ trademark sounds and musical knowledge, culminating in an uplifting summer anthem that is as equally fit for a club or festival as it is for the radio. The instrumental production focuses primarily on its main melody and rightfully so, as it’s super catchy. It basically runs through the entire release.
On working with Oliver Heldens, MOGUAI commented “the interesting thing is that people often ask me which producers I would compare myself to sound-wise, and although that’s difficult to answer I always say Fatboy Slim and Oliver. I told him this during his Heldeep party at ADE, and I don’t know if this kickstarted the collaboration, but from there we started sending ideas back and forth. I’m really happy with the outcome, it turned out great and it has a sound that I think is a good mixture of both our styles.”
Heldens continues, ‘For me, it’s a very enriching experience to work with someone like MOGUAI. He has incredible production experience that began before we started using computer software for music production. When he hit me up with a couple of ideas, it clicked straight away. I sent a melody to him that I thought was his style and the end result is fresh’.