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Not to be confused with the Scottish post-rock band Mogwai.
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Moguai and Birte Glang (Life Ball 2013)
Background information
Birth name André Tegeler
Born 9 August
Origin Recklinghausen, Germany
Genres Electronica
Progressive house
Electro house
Deep House
Occupation(s) DJ, producer
Years active 1994–present
Labels mau5trap, Punx Records, Size Records, Spinnin' Records
Associated acts Deadmau5, Girls Aloud, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Moby, Fatboy Slim, Tommy Trash, Afrojack, AN21, Max Vangeli

Moguai (born André Tegeler,[1] 9 August, Recklinghausen, Germany), is a German music producer and DJ from Marl.[2] In the early 1990s, Tegeler took the alias Moguai and began organising his own club nights and parties in Ruhrgebeit and Münsterland. He became one of the very first techno DJs in Germany, sharing a platform with the likes of Paul van Dyk, Westbam and Sven Väth. In more recent years, however, Moguai’s sound has developed to include a combination of tech-house, progressive house, big beat and electro house. He has also worked in more mainstream areas of the music industry, producing for the likes of the Sugababes, Girls Aloud and 2Raumwohnung, which earned him double platinum and gold disc awards.

Moguai is one of the most successful German DJs on the international stage, playing in clubs such as Womb (Tokyo), Razzmatazz (Barcelona), Monday Social (L.A.) NRG (Amsterdam), Bed Bangkok (Thailand), Mansion (Miami), Supermarket (Zurich), Club Volume (Seoul) and Zouk (Singapore). He also has a huge festival presence, having played at the likes of Sunburn (Goa), EDC (Las Vegas), Summer Days Festival Tour (Australia), Kaballah (São Paulo), Nature One (Kastellaun) and Tomorrowland (Belgium).

Life and career[edit]

Tegeler studied for his high-school diploma at the Freiherr-von-Stein-Gymnasium in Recklinghausen, after which he completed a two-year apprenticeship in the family butcher business, making him the youngest journeyman butcher in North Rhine-Westphalia. He then went on to study Law at the Ruhr University in Bochum, which is where he also embarked upon his career as a DJ and music producer.

In 1994, Tegeler, now trading under the name Moguai, teamed up with German producer Jürgen Driessen to release his debut EP, entitled Best Before End, with Important Records. The following year, Moguai set up his own studio with Phil Fuldner, called PUNX Studios. Arguably the studio’s greatest successes were Fuldner’s The Final (1988), which became the theme tune for the cult manga series Captain Future, and Moguai’s Beatbox, which was the first electronic instrumental track to hold 10 weeks in the German top 40.

At the same time, Moguai was making a name for himself as a remixer, collaborating with artists such as Giogio Moroder, Yves Deruyter, Timo Maas, Planet Funk, Talla 2XLC, Cosmic Baby, BBE, Fischerspooner and 2raumwohung. Between 2002-3 he worked with British girl bands Sugababes and Girls Aloud on In the Middle (Sugababes) and Something Kinda Ooh (Girls Aloud), both of which were reworks of two of Moguai’s previous singles U Know Y and Get On. He was awarded double platinum records for both of these projects. Similarly, in 2005, he teamed up with German electro-pop duo 2raumwohnung to create the single Sasha (Sex Secret) on the album Es Wird Morgen, which went Gold.

Since 2009, Moguai has released his music with Mau5trap, run by Canadian superstar DJ Deadmau5. His first EP release with this label was We Are Lyve (2010), which featured the singles Impereal, Nyce and Blau. Currently, the label represents the likes of Foreign Beggars, DJ Aero, and Proxy, but one of its first artists, Skrillex, won three Grammys in 2012, helping secure the great reputation the label enjoys today.[3]

In March 2011, he joined forces with Mau5trap and Beatport to produce an hour-long progressive house mix, Lyve from Beta, recorded at the Beta Club in Denver, Colorado, and edited using Ableton Live software. The set is made up entirely of his own tracks, making it one of the few albums that combines both live and pre-recorded DJing by the same aritst. The success of this album earned him a great deal more international acclaim, with artists such as Britney Spears, Beyoncé, Fatboy Slim, Underworld, Afrojack, and Felix da Housecat approaching him for collaborations and remixes. In January 2012, he released Mpire, again on Mau5trap, collaborating with Kosheen, Fiona Cutler, Polina Goudieva, and Tommy Trash.[3]


Since 2000, Moguai has been a radio DJ and presenter at Radio 1Live (West German Broadcasting) on the 1Live DJ segment, which runs every Sunday from 00:00 to 03:00.The show also features guest DJs, and in the past has included the likes of Avicii, Tiesto, Paul van Dyk, Steve Aoki, Dmitri Vegas & Like Mike, and Turntablerocker. The final hour of the show belongs to the 1Live residents, which include Andhim, AKA AKA, Claptone and Wanklemut.

In 2007, Moguai was made a resident DJ at German radio station MDR Sputnik, where he plays every third Saturday of the month. In 2008, he launched his own monthly radio podcast on Digitally Imported Radio called Punx Up the Volume, which has over 15,000 subscribers worldwide. It can also be heard on the radio in the UK, the USA, Australia, Russia and Brazil. In 2009, he launched an eponymous two-hour radio show every fourth Thursday with German radio station Sunshine Live.


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Sources:[4] [5][6]

Release Title Artist Label
1994 Best Before End EP MOGUAI Important Records
1995 Torque Flight MOGUAI Important Records
1997 Suicide Commando Echopark Fuel/Eastwest
1998 Beatbox/Higher Dial M for MOGUAI Superfly/Kosmo
1998 Bang the Drum Dial M for MOGUAI Superfly/Kosmo
1998 The Final Phil Fuldner Superfly/Kosmo
1999 Go high/Are you different Dial M for MOGUAI Punx/Kosmo
1999 King of Rock Dial M for MOGUAI Kosmo
1999 S Express Phil Fuldner Punx/Kosmo
2000 Into Another Talla 2XLC calls MOGUAI Tetsuo
2000 Miami Pop Phil Fuldner Kosmo
2001 Supernatural Nature One Inc. Fuel/Eastwest
2001 The Rock MOGUAI pres. Punx PUNX/Eastwest
2001 U Know Y MOGUAI PUNX/BMG/ Ministry of Sound Australia
2002 Get:On MOGUAI PUNX/Superstar/ Ministry of Sound Australia
2003 Gipsy Gipsy Polo/Silly Spider
2003 Freaks MOGUAI PUNX/Superstar/ Ministry of Sound Australia
2004 In the Middle Sugababes Universal/World
2004 Old N New/ Go ahead MOGUAI PUNX/Superstar
2005 Live at the Kink Australia Romeo Engine PUNX
2005 Sasha (Sex Secret) MOGUAI & 2Raumwohnung Punx/It Sounds/Sony BMG
2006 I want, I need, I love MOGUAI for Sensation White PUNX/ID & T/ Kontor
2006 Tonight MOGUAI PUNX
2006 Ataque MOGUAI PUNX
2007 Freaks 2007 MOGUAI & Tocadisco Superstar
2007 Robot Soul MOGUAI Superstar
2007 Something Kinda ooh Girls Aloud Universal
2007 Fling Girls Aloud Universal
2007 The Beat Goes On Guiamo Hope
2008 Diamond Back/Ray MOGUAI & Zenker BluFin
2008 Kick Out The Jam MOGUAI PUNX/IO Music
2008 Sittin On Chrome MOGUAI miKontor
2008 Still Sittin On Chrome MOGUAI vs. Sebastian Ingrosso Refune
2008 Wild Thing MOGUAI vs. Tone Loc Delicious Vinyl
2008 Beat Box Dial M for MOGUAI PUNX
2009 The Trip MOGUAI Toca 45
2009 ZYVOX MOGUAI Mau5trap
2009 Lyve/Impereal MOGUAI Mau5trap
2009 I.D.Y. (I Dance You) MOGUAI PUNX
2009 Oyster MOGUAI Mau5trap
2010 Nyce/Blau MOGUAI Mau5trap
2010 8001/Stay Planetary EP MOGUAI Mau5trap
2010 Get Fresh MOGUAI Skint Records
2010 We Want Your Soul MOGUAI Size Records
2011 Original Hardcore MOGUAI & WestBam Skint Records
2011 Optinuum MOGUAI Mau5trap
2011 Beat Of The Drum feat. SOFI MOGUAI Mau5trap
2011 Ya Mama (Push The Tempo) Fatboy Slim vs. MOGUAI Skint Records
2011 Oxygen feat. Fiora MOGUAI Mau5trap
2012 Mpire MOGUAI Mau5trap
2012 Lyme (MOGUAI's Crushed Lyme Mix) MOGUAI Mau5trap
2012 In n'Out (Tommy Trash Club Mix) MOGUAI & Tommy Trash Mau5trap
2012 Brunette AN21 & Max Vangeli and MOGUAI SIZE Records
2013 Mammoth Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and MOGUAI Spinnin Records
2013 Champs MOGUAI SIZE Records
2013 PunkOmat MOGUAI Punx Records
2013 When I Rock MOGUAI Punx Records
2013 Can't Stop feat. Niles Mason MOGUAI Spinnin Records
2014 ACIIID MOGUAI Spinnin Records
2014 The Future MOGUAI Punx Records
2014 Real Life TsT & MOGUAI feat. Amba Shepherd Musical Freedom
2014 K I X S MOGUAI Spinnin Records
2015 The Zound (Energy Flash) MOGUAI & Joey Beltram vs. Cobra Effect Fly Eye Records
2015 Portland Watermat & MOGUAI Spinnin Records
2015 Hold On MOGUAI feat. Cheat Codes Spinnin' Deep


Release Titel Artist Label
2010 We Ar Lyve MOGUAI Mau5trap
2012 Mpire MOGUAI Mau5trap



Release Titel Artist Label
1999 Sketches in the Spring Cosmic Baby Intercord
1999 To the Rhythm Yves Deruyter Bonzai Records
1999 Too Much Rain United DJs for Central America CDL
1999 Overdrive DJ Sandy vs. Housetrap Kosmo
2000 Feel it Inaya Day Positiva UK
2000 The Baguio Track Luzon Yoshitoshi Records
2000 Light Speed Oliver Lieb DATA
2001 7Colours Lost Witness EMI
2001 Island Orinoko Dance Division
2001 I`m Not Homesick Santos ZYX Music
2002 Emerge Fischerspooner Ministry Of Sound USA
2002 Ich Und Elaine 2Raumwohnung It Sounds/Sony BMG
2002 Xpress 2 vs. David Byrn Lazy Skint Records
2003 Who Said (Stuck In The UK) Planet Funk Illustrious/Sony UK
2005 Die Nacht Schiller & Thomas D Universal Music
2005 Geht`s Noch Roman Flügel Cocoon Recordings
2006 Casino NU NRG Vandit Records
2006 Nichts Von Alledem (Tut Mir Leid) Rosenstolz Universal Music
2006 Sweet Child Of Mine Flat Pack We Play
2007 Freak in the Morning Tocadisco
2008 1, 2, 3... Alexander Marcus Kontor
2008 Cracks Meat Katie Lot49
2008 Tabasco Kohlbecker & Eilmes We Play
2009 This Must Be It Röyksopp Wall of sound
2009 Hell Yeah UAF Anthem Sony Music AU
2009 Release Me Agnes Warner Music
2009 Leave Me Amor Ryskee We Play
2009 Float My Boat Lazy Jay Big&Dirty/We Play/News
2009 Supply And Demand Fischerspooner DIM MAK USA
2009 Slide Funkerman Flamingo Records
2009 Quadrillion Big World feat. Markus Binapfl PUNX
2009 Let`s Get Bleeped Tonight Dada Life Big & Dirty
2009 One Time We Lived Moby Little Idiot
2010 Dynamik Michael Woods Mau5trap
2010 Song For A Girl Moonbeam Blackhole Recordings
2010 Black Magic The Green Children Knightingale
2011 Get On You Xpress 2 Skint Records
2011 Zaman Felix Da Housecat Doorn Records
2011 Bangduck Afrojack Wall Recordings
2011 Diamond Jigsaw Underworld OM Recordings
2011 I Wanna Go Britney Spears JIVE
2011 Never Will Be Mine Rye Rye & Robyn Interscope USA
2011 Best Thing I`ve Never Had Beyoncé JIVE
2012 I'm not leaving feat. Martha Reeves and the Funk Bros. The Crystal Method Tiny E Music
2012 Keep running the melody feat. Kreesha Turner Wally Lopez EMI Spain
2012 Dark Side Kelly Clarkson RCA Records
2012 Steve Jobs feat. Angger Dimas Steve Aoki Ultra Records
2012 Extreme ways (Bourne's Legacy) Moby Little Idiot
2013 You Need the Drugs WestBam Vertigo Records
2015 White Clouds DVBBS Spinnin' Records


Release Titel Artist Label
1996 The Club Tribune MOGUAI SPV
1999 Cosmonauts by MOGUAI MOGUAI BMG
1999 Dorian Grey Techno Club MOGUAI Sony Music
2002 Headliners MOGUAI Ministry Of Sound
2002 Live at the K Ministry Of Sound Australia
2005 Worldleague Vol. I MOGUAI Silly spider
2007 Sea of Love Vol. I MOGUAI Big City Beats
2008 I Am X MOGUAI PUNX/Kontor
2009 Punx Up The Volume MOGUAI Ministry Of Sound
2011 Lyve From Beta Denver MOGUAI Mau5trap

Sample packs[edit]

Release Titel Artist Label
2009 The Sample Boutique MOGUAI pres. Loopmasters Loopmasters
2011 Lyve Elements MOGUAI Mau5trap/Sample to Sample


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