"People, beautiful things, producers, DJs, friends and lovers," is what rising star, Nicole Moudaber, credits for what musically influences her. The dance phenom has graced the decks everywhere from Ibiza to NYC and plans on spreading her sweet techno sounds even further.
Her first full length EP "The Journey Begins," released in August, has been a hit creating a lot of buzz propelling her to book and fill tour dates in Europe and North America. "Tour has been fantastic so far with sold out shows everywhere and I'm having a great time especially on my long sets," Moudaber says. Besides different accents, she says the vibe is exactly the same everywhere. "We're here to party and fly away on incredible music all night."
Currently, Moudaber is in the works of launching her own label, MOOD Records, by the end of the year as well as spinning out new releases. Get to know a little more about her story below and be sure to check out Moudaber's upcoming shows in NYC, Oct. 5th and 6th.
How did you get into DJing/producing? I was a promoter before I got into producing. I had to step out of the music world for 3 years to build / refurbish a house in Ibiza I bought, the only way I wanted to step back into this world was through making music. Things spiraled from there, bookings came afterwards, won an IDMA award this year at the WMC in Miami for my remix of Carl Cox's single "Chemistry" for Best Minimal / Techno track category. And "The Journey Continues"…
How would you describe your DJ/song selection style? Mood based? Depending on venue? My styles vary depending on the venue but still within the realm of my sound, from deep house all the way
to big room techno.
You debuted on BBC Radio 1's Essential Mix. Tell us about that experience. A great experience of course, when I got asked to do it by Pete Tong and the Radio 1 team I thought to myself, 'That's going to be a two-hour mix of what I really love.' I'll be able to share with everyone. The response was amazing.
How would you describe your relationship with Victor Calderone? How was it working together?
I've known Victor for quite some time now, our relationship is not only professional but also we're very close friends, so the combination is very special. Our collaboration on the EP "The Journey Begins" on Drumcode was a big hit, it reached number 4 in the techno charts on Beatport, supported by all the usual suspects of house and techno.
How do you hope to differentiate yourself being that the EDM world is predominately powered by males? This is certainly not in the scope of my hopes. There are great male DJs out there, like Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, Danny Tenaglia and Adam Beyer to name a few, and also amazing DJs like Magda, Cassy, tINI and Maya Jane Coles. We're all very different and unique and our only hope is to share our music with everyone.
Any producers you have/hope to work with in mind? Too many to mention! I got asked recently to remix Alanis Morissette's new single which I thought was interesting. I also have plans to work with Skin from Skunk Anansie, an incredible voice that moves me a lot. There are also collaborations coming soon with Adam Beyer and Danny Tenaglia.