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Entries in Nicole Moudaber (3)

Tuesday
Jun042013

5 Mixes to Get You Pumped for Electric Zoo 5

Festival curation is a gift often overlooked, and today Made Event came through in more ways than imaginable for the third phase of the Electric Zoo lineup. Phase II had all the bases covered with headliners representing the best of bass, Tech, and Electro - but that was just the beginning. While I will admit that there isn't a genre-specific flow to a lot of these stages, it really doesn't matter with the talent that's been confirmed. You'd think it'd be hard to get me excited over something so far away with over five festivals before the big hurrah to end the summer, but this schedule is seriously slick. To get you all as stoked as we are we've compiled a few mixes representing the best new zookeepers added to this year's roster.

John O'Callaghan

If anyone's going to transition the vibes from bass to 140 JOC's the man to do it. His style is all about the pressure between vocal rifts and the thrust of relentless basslines that hammer the sounds through the crowd. As Ireland's top DJ, John forged an alliance with John Askew's Discover early on in his career which paved the way for him to rank 24 on DJ Mag's Top 100 by 2009. Later that year he established one of Armada's most successful sub-labels Subculture, which has since provided a haven for him to harvest talent specific to his driving sound. Kick off the festival bright and early Friday with JOC at the Hilltop Arena!

Orjan Nilsen

One of Armin van Buuren's closest allies has also been giving him a run for his money. The artist has demonstrated since 2011 his knack for commanding a main stage crowd with the sounds of Trance & Progressive as one of the scene's biggest breakthrough artists, but his history goes much deeper. As a native of the polar region of northern Norway, Orjan used the isolation to his advantage picking up the keyboard at age seven and later moving on to synthesizers as a teenager. His productions fluctuate widely between old-school rave Trance and Electro "Trance 2.0," but he's never afraid to throw a curveball with chunkier basslines and a shade of Tech. I'll be excited to see him for the first time Friday at Main Stage East!

Nicole Moudaber

The Tech vixen caught my attention on a sweaty day the first weekend of Ultra when I was wandering stages and found my home under the sprawling MegaStructure. Since then I've been hooked to her inescapable groove that straddles the dark and groovy sides of Tech House in a way that's quite indescribable. After her widely celebrated album Believe, Nicole's been ripping up stages from Cielo in New York to the huge clubs of Ibiza. Over Memorial Day weekend Nicole pulverized the cavernous Underground stage at Detroit Electronic Music Festival in one of the headiest sets I've heard this year. And her hair is awesome. Catch Nicole Sunday with Drumcode co-conspirator Adam Beyer at the Sunday School Grove.

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Tuesday
Apr302013

"Take Hold" (Original Mix) - Adam Beyer & Nicole Moudaber

The queen of underground Dark tech is coming into the Spring with an attitude ready to break her through to a queen of the mainstream. The House vixen won me over in March with an absolutely jaw-dropping set at the Ultra MegaStructure where she premiered this track for the dancing masses under thick clouds of carbon dioxide and oscillating video screens hung from the roof. Her latest collab with Adam Beyer has an infectious clap to its backtrack that waves in and out through the muffled vocal samples to make a truly groovin' track. With her confidently-named EP Believe forthcoming on Drumcode the 6th of May comes a chance for her music to shake the roofs of North America well beyond Europe and Miami. 

By Edward Fancher

Thursday
Apr042013

Free Download: Nicole Moudaber Live @ Awakenings Easter Special

The 29th of March Carl Cox & Friends assembled at the famed Gashouder in Amsterdam for an all night marathon of Tech and Deep House. The famed indoor dance venue was live with the best of the darker side of dance, with people grooving until the sun was up from 10 PM to 8 AM. One of the best sets I saw this year at either Ultra Music Festival was without a doubt Nicole Moudaber's at the MegaStructure. I challenge all the superstar DJs to take on the sheer technical skill of Nicole's prowess and then tell me this is a male-dominated industry. Grab the free download and bump it loud - you'll soon find yourself lost in a smoky haze of Techno dreams.

Tracklist

01. Alanis Morissette – Receive (Nicole Moudaber Remix)
02. Ben Sims – Can You Feel It (Joseph Capriati Remix)
03. Nicole Moudaber – Movin’ On
04. Ben Sims – The Afterparty
05. Lews Fautzi – Ah!
06. Carl Cox – My Favorite Mistake
07. Ben Sims – I Wanna Go Back
08. Calculus – Silurus (Patrick Siech Amnesia Mix)
09. Mark Broom – Cell Block
10. On/Off – The Mile
11. Nicole Moudaber – Liberum Spirita

By Edward Fancher