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<<Nicole Moudaber Biography>>
It’s difficult to think of many producers whose work is likely to crop up in sets from DJs as widely varied as Anja Schneider to Carl Cox, Miss Kitten to Hernan Cattaneo; in boxes scattered across the globe with the likes of Valentino Kanzyani and Dubfire, as well as all over the UK via Steve Lawler and Smokin Jo. In fact you’d do well to name check just one – Nicole Moudaber.
With tracks from the last 2 years already signed to labels as diverse as Plastic City and VIVa Music, Intacto and Yellow Tail and a Carl Cox Global Radio, John Digweed Transitions guestmix under her belt in 2009 there isn’t any other way
but up for this relatively new kid on the production block.
In fact up until a few years ago, Moudaber was one of the biggest and most well respected promoters on the scene instead, with a monthly night at London’s Turnmills and a day-job at the helm of SouthEast Recordings home to T-Total, Christian Hornbostel and Tom Stephan amongst others.
From an early age in Lebanon Nicole’s life has been spent putting on and chasing some of the best parties around the globe. After the war in 1996 her Trashy Renaissance party in Beirut was the first rave event of its kind and prompted her to bring out some DJs including Paul Van Dyk and Anthony Pappa for their first taste of the Middle East. Albeit to the surprise of the Lebanese partygoers, who couldn’t understand why people were still using vinyl considering the war had ended! Hosting an unforgettable party between a bombed out mosque and a church, Nicole proved that dance music had the power to unite, an ideology that’s become all the more relevant throughout the years as the region faces more ethnic and religious strife.
John Digweed has already christened her ‘the queen of dark house’ and there’s certainly a true note or two there, but Moudaber’s remixes for the likes of Xpress2 or Defected’s Shapeshifters or Plastic City’s Gorge also demonstrates a wider cross-over appeal, and a simple glance at the list of DJs regularly name-checking her in their charts lends reveals a who’s who in techno. Personally she describes her sound as “deep, sexy and driving; the sort of stuff you want to make love to on the dance floor”.
Possibly the other thing that will remain certain for this talented muso is that she’ll never be simple to pin down to a particular style.
Flexibility and credibility all in rolled up into one package? You better believe it, and there’s plenty more to come yet.