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Mousse T.
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Mousse T. at the Lambertz Monday Night 2017
Background information
Birth nameMustafa Gündoğdu
Born (1966-10-02) 2 October 1966 (age 52)
Hagen, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany
Years active1989–present
LabelsPeppermint Jam
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata

Mustafa Gündoğdu (born 2 October 1966), best known under his stage name Mousse T., is a German DJ, record producer, film composer and judge on season 15 of Deutschland sucht den Superstar, the German version of Pop Idol. He is best known for the 1998 house hit "Horny '98" (famous for the music hook "I'm horny") and for his collaboration with Tom Jones on the 2000 hit "Sex Bomb",[1] from Jones' 1999 album Reload.[2]


He was born in Germany in 1966 to Turkish parents and was one of the first producers of house music in his Country, 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 and melodic acid jazz music.

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 2002[citation needed]. 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 2005, Mousse T. performed with Emma Lanford and represented Lower Saxony in the Bundesvision Song Contest 2005 with the song "Right About Now", placing 4th with 85 points[3]. In 2006, Placido & Loo released a mash-up called "Horny as a Dandy". The song fused the vocals of "Horny '98" 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.

In 2018, Mousse T. joined the jury of Deutschland sucht den Superstar, the German equivalent to Pop Idol.[4]



  • 2002[citation needed] Gourmet de Funk
  • 2004 All Nite Madness
  • 2004 Right About Now
  • 2007 Re-orchestrated (iTunes only; live album with the Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg and conductor Scott Lawton)
  • 2018 Where Is the Love


Mousse T.

Most tracks co-written by Errol Rennalls


  • 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


See also[edit]


  1. ^ IMO Records. "Mousse T Biography" Archived 13 March 2013 at the Wayback Machine, IMO Records' Retrieved on 14 March 2011.
  2. ^ Jeffries, David. "Biography: Mousse T". AllMusic. Retrieved 5 June 2010.
  3. ^ "Bundesvision Song Contest". (in German). Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Auf der Suche nach echten Rohdiamanten". (in German). Retrieved 19 January 2018.

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