Watch RJD2's Moog Music Session
Philadelphia DJ and producer RJD2 (RJ Krohn) stopped by the Moog Music studio and factory back in January on a tour stop in Asheville, N.C. Paste talked to him last week about the experience. According to Krohn, the studio was a “modestly sized” room, outfitted with around a dozen Moog instruments for him and his band to play. While RJD2’s music is no stranger to synths, the set-up gave them a chance to use more monosynths than they normally can on tour on their takes of “Ghostwriter” and “Mario Brothers.”
As fun as it was to play the Moog studio, Krohn said the highlight of the day was touring the factory where the Moog products are made. RJD2’s all-time favorite Moog product is the Polymoog, a 75-pound 30-year-old analog synth the DJ painstakingly restored. The musician is an avid collector of vintage synths, and also builds his own modules, so he said talking to the Moog technicians and craftsmen in the factory gave him a chance to really “geek out.” Seeing all the buckets of knobs and other raw materials was awesome he said, because his friends back in Philadelphia aren’t as interested in those things as he and the Moog craftsmen are.
Watch RJD2’s Moog Music studio performance below or on the Paste Station:
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