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Mousse T. at the Lambertz Monday Night 2017
|Birth name||Mustafa Gündoğdu|
|Born||2 October 1966|
Hagen, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany
Mustafa Gündoğdu (born 2 October 1966), best known under his stage name Mousse T., is a German DJ, Grammy Award nominated record producer, film composer and judge on season 15 (2018) of Deutschland sucht den Superstar = Germany's version of Pop Idol. He is best known for his collaboration with Tom Jones, "Sex Bomb", released on Jones' 2000 album Reload., and for the international House Music classic hit "I'm Horny".
One of the first producers of house music in Germany, alongside contemporaries Boris Dlugosch, DJ Tonka and Ian Pooley, Mousse T. began his career in 1990 as keyboard player for a small band known as Fun Key B. At the same time, he set up his own recording studio and began DJing in the city of Hannover. Besides working on his own productions, usually with partner Errol Rennalls, Mousse T. also wrote and produced tracks for other artists. In 1993, he founded, along with Rennalls, Peppermint Jam Records, a label specializing in uplifting house music and melodic acid jazz.
His 1998 production "Horny '98" featuring Hot 'n' Juicy (and a chorus sung by Inaya Day) on vocals reached the top of the Billboard dance charts in the late 1990s and Top 20 in the UK and Australia. It was also featured on Chef Aid: The South Park Album. His first album, Gourmet de Funk, was released in 2001. In 2004, he once again entered the Single Charts with his song "Is It 'Cos I'm Cool?", which is featured on his second album, All Nite Madness, also released in 2004. The song features the vocals of Emma Lanford. In the same year he produced the summer hit "Il Grande Baboomba" of the Italian singer Zucchero Fornaciari, in his album Zu & Co., and he took part in the concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London held in May 2004, with the other guests of the Italian bluesman.
In 2006, Placido & Loo released a mash-up called "Horny as a Dandy". The song fused the vocals of "Horny" and the music of "Bohemian Like You" by The Dandy Warhols. In 2007, he wrote and produced the music for Marc Rothemund's film: Pornorama. His music has been featured in several films and TV series in both the U.S. and internationally.
- 2002 Gourmet de Funk
- 2004 All Nite Madness
- 2004 Right About Now
- 2007 Re-orchestrated (iTunes only) (Live-CD with the Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg/Scott Lawton, conductor)
- 2011 Gourmet De Funk / All Nite Madness (2xCD, Album, Box)
- 2018 Where Is the Love
- Mousse T.
- Most tracks co-written by Errol Rennalls
- 1994 "Mine", as Davey Dee & Mousse T.
- 1995 "EP", as Davey Dee & Mousse T.
- 1996 "Come and Get It"
- 1996 "Everybody"
- 1997 "Bad Boy/Horny"
- 1998 "Horny '98" (with Hot 'n' Juicy); UK #2
- 1999 "Ooh Song"
- 2000 "Sex Bomb (with Tom Jones); UK #3
- 2002 "Fire" (with Emma Lanford)
- 2003 "Brother on the Run"
- 2004 "Is It 'Cos I'm Cool?" (with Emma Lanford); UK #9
- 2004 "Pop Muzak" (with Andrew Roachford)
- 2004 "Right About Now" (with Emma Lanford) UK #28
- 2005 "Wow" (with Emma Lanford)
- 2006 "Horny as a Dandy" (vs. The Dandy Warhols, mash-up produced by Loo & Placido): UK #17
- 2009 "All Nite Long (D.I.S.C.O.)" (with Suzie); Germany #71
- 2000 "Pianolick"
- 2001 "No. 1"
- 2003 "Everybody/Fallin'"
- 2004 "Afropeans EP"
- 2004 "Better Things" (with Inaya Day)
- Other aliases
- 1989 "Don't Stop", as Fresh & Fly (with Hans Hahn)
- 1991 "African Rhythm", as Fresh & Fly (with Ralf Droesemeyer and Jörg Rump)
- 1991 "Family of Music", as F.O.M. (with Ralf Droesemeyer)
- 1991 "C'mon Get Up", as F.O.M. (with Ralf Droesemeyer)
- 1995 "Mind Flavor EP", as Mind Flavour
- 1996 "Odyssey One", as 'Federation X (with Grant Nelson)
- 1996 "Keep Pushin'", as Booom! (with Boris Dlugosch and Inaya Day)
- 1997 "Hold Your Head Up High", as Booom! (with Boris Dlugosch and Inaya Day)
- 2001 "Miami Special", as Peppermint Jam Allstars (with Boris Dlugosch and Michi Lange)
- (Co-)Production for other artists
- 1991 Psyche - "Angel Lies Sleeping"
- 1992 Marc Davis - "Moviestar"
- 1995 Ve Ve - "We've Got Love"
- 1996 Raw Instinct - "De La Bass"
- 1997 Ferry Ultra feat. Roy Ayers - "Dangerous Vibes"
- 1997 Bootsy Collins feat. MC Lyte - "I'm Leavin U (Gotta Go, Gotta Go)"
- 1997 Byron Stingily - "Sing a Song"
- 1997 Randy Crawford - "Wishing on a Star"
- 1999 Cunnie Williams - "Saturday"
- 1999 Tom Jones - "Sex Bomb"
- 2000 Monie Love - "Slice of da Pie"
- 2001 Ann Nesby - "Love Is What We Need"
- 2002 No Angels - "Let's Go to Bed"
- 2004 Inaya Day - "Nasty Girl"
- 2007 Se:Sa feat. Sharon Phillips - "Like this Like that"
- IMO Records. "Mousse T Biography" Archived 13 March 2013 at the Wayback Machine, IMO Records' Retrieved on 14 March 2011.
- Jeffries, David. "Biography: Mousse T". Allmusic. Retrieved 5 June 2010.
- "Bundesvision Song Contest". fan-lexikon.de (in German). Retrieved 19 April 2015.
- "Auf der Suche nach echten Rohdiamanten". rtl.de (in German). Retrieved 2018-01-19.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Mousse T.|
- Official Mousse T website (in German) (in English)
- Myspace page
- Mousse T. at Discogs
- Fresh And Fly at Discogs
- F.O.M. at Disogs
- Booom! at Discogs
- Peppermint Jam Allstars at Discogs
- Twitter page