Nicole Moudaber

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Nicole Moudaber
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Nicole Moudaber at Mayday 2014
Background information
Birth name Nicole Moudaber
Born Lagos, Nigeria
Genres Techno, electronica, deep house, house, tech house
Occupation(s) Producer, DJ, promoter
Years active 2008–present
Labels 8 Sided Dice, Area Remote, Azuli Back Catalog, Intacto, Intec, iVAV Recordings, Kling Klong, Leena Music, Monique Musique, Monique Speciale, MOOD Records, Plastic City. Play, Rawthentic Music, VIVa Music, Waveform Recordings, Yellow Tail
Website nicolemoudaber.com

Nicole Moudaber [1] is a British event promoter, record label founder, radio personality, and DJ/producer. She is the head of her own imprint MOOD Records [2] and runs an award-winning weekly radio show, In The MOOD.[3]

Biography[edit]

Nicole Moudaber was born in Nigeria.[4] She began her career promoting dance parties in Beirut, Lebanon during the 1990s,[5] before transferring to London where she established herself as a DJ and producer.[6] She came to the attention of Carl Cox in 2009 when she signed to his record label Intec.[7] She released her first album Believe in 2013 on Drumcode Records.[8]

Moudaber has been featured by Billboard,[9] The New York Times,[10] CNN, PAPER Magazine,[11] Mixmag,[12] and Dancing Astronaut.[13]

Moudaber started In The Mood Radio in 2014 and it broadcasts weekly in over 50 countries, on over 70 FM stations.[14] Moudaber is also an Ambassador of the Association For Electronic Music (AFEM) alongside Armin van Buuren, Nile Rodgers, Pete Tong, Seth Troxler, Louie Vega and others.[15]

Philanthrophy[edit]

Moudaber is a public advocate of Lower Eastside Girls Club, an organization that helps disadvantaged young women pursue a career in music.[16][17]

MOOD Records[edit]

Moudaber launched her own imprint, MOOD Records, on 25 February 2013 with the release of her In The Mood EP.[18] The official launch party for the imprint took place at Pacha NYC on Saturday, 26 January.[19] The imprint has released music from Moudaber, Carl Cox, Carlo Lio, Franciso Allendes, Joel Mull, Juvenal (SKIN), Marino Canal, Pan-Pot, Pleasurekraft and Victor Calderone.[20] In 2015, Moudaber collaborated with Skin from Skunk Anansie to release the “Breed” EP. A remix EP titled ‘'BREED The RMXS'’ was released in 2016, featuring remixes from Carl Craig, Fur Coat, Hector, Jamie Jones, Paco Osuna, Pan-Pot, and Scuba.[21]

Touring[edit]

MoodRAW[edit]

In September 2014, Moudaber announced her "MoodRAW" tour which saw her play in underground transformed spaces such as warehouses. The events were in five cities: London, Montreal, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Brooklyn.[22] The tour included artists such as Anja Schneider, Joel Mull, Marino Canal, Victor Calderone, Raiz and Danny Tenaglia.[23]

MoodZONE[edit]

May 2016 saw the debut of Moudaber's festival stage concept, titled "MoodZONE", at Electric Daisy Carnival: New York where she played back-to-back with Chris Liebing and also hosted and selected Lauren Lane, Mind Against, Paco Osuna, and Thugfucker for the stage.[24] MoodZONE also appeared at Insomniac's flagship event in June 2017, Electric Daisy Carnival: Las Vegas, at the NeonGarden stage, with Chris Liebing, Cristoph, DJ Tennis, Pan-Pot, Shmitty, and Solardo.[25] In July 2017, it was announced that MoodZONE would appear at Utopia Island in Munich, Germany[26] on 12 August and Escape: Psycho Circus in San Bernardino, California on 28 October. Along with Moudaber, similar acts such as Chris Liebing, DJ Tennis, Lauren Lane, Paco Osuna, Pan-Pot and Shmitty would be performing at the event as well.[27]

MoodDAY[edit]

In 2016, for Winter Music Conference, Nicole announced her MoodDAY Miami Pool Party concept to celebrate the 100th episode of her Mood Radio show.[28]

Festivals[edit]

Moudaber often plays at DC-10, Amnesia, Space Ibiza.[29]

Moudaber has also played a number of festivals including[30] Coachella,[31] Electric Daisy Carnival,[32] Tomorrowland,[33] Glastonbury,[34] Movement Detroit,[35] and Mysteryland USA.[36]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Include [37]
  • Believe (2013)

Singles & EPs[edit]

Include [38]
  • See You Next Tuesday Remixes (MOOD, 2017)[39]
  • Empty Space EP (Intec Digital, 2017)
  • Your Love Picks Me Up (Truesoul, 2017)
  • Love Someone Else (MOOD, 2016)
  • Silent Sigh EP (MOOD, 2016)
  • Where Shadows Lie (Intec Digital, 2016)
  • BREED (MOOD, 2015)
  • Somewhere in our Minds (Truesoul, 2015)
  • Her Dub Material (MOOD, 2015)
  • The Whippin' I'm Dishin' (MOOD, 2014)
  • Bittersweet EP (Drumcode, 2014)
  • See You Next Tuesday (MOOD, 2014)
  • One Day Later (Intec Digital, 2014)
  • Give Me Body (MOOD, 2013)
  • In The Mood (MOOD, 2013)
  • Roar (Intec Digital, 2013)
  • Sonic Language EP (Drumcode, 2013)
  • In the Mood (MOOD Records, 2013)
  • The Journey Begins (Drumcode, 2012)
  • Hair (Leena Music, 2012)
  • I'm A Gangsta (Kling Klong, 2012)
  • Different Meanings (8 Sided Dice Recordings, 2011)
  • Who Said EP (Waveform Recordings, 2011)
  • Feline EP (Intec Digital, 2011)
  • Break It EP (Kling Klong, 2011)
  • She Wears the Pants (Intacto Records, 2010)
  • Mi Cabeza (Monique Spéciale, 2010)
  • Home Sweet Home (Yellow Tail, 2010)
  • Get Fresh (Nocturnal Groove, 2008)

Compilations[edit]

Include [40]
  • Mood 50 – The Best of Mood (MOOD, 2017)

Awards and nominations/accomplishments[edit]

Online Radio Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2014 Nicole Moudaber 'In The Mood Radio' Best Online Music Show, Dance/Electronic Nominated [41]
2015 Nicole Moudaber 'In The Mood Radio' Best Online Music Show, Dance/Electronic Nominated [42]
2016 Nicole Moudaber 'In The Mood Radio' Overall winner, Best Online Music Show Won [43]

DJ Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2013 Nicole Moudaber Best Techno DJ Nominated
2014 Nicole Moudaber Best Techno DJ Nominated
2016 Nicole Moudaber Best Techno DJ [44] Nominated
2017 Nicole Moudaber DJ Awards (Techno) [45] Nominated

International Dance Music Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2012 Nicole Moudaber Best Minimal/Techno Track for "Chemistry (Nicole Moudaber Remix) - Carl Cox" - Intec[46] Won
2014 Nicole Moudaber Best Tech-House/Techno Track for "Roar" [47] Nominated
2016 Nicole Moudaber Best Techno/Tech House DJ [48] Nominated
2016 Nicole Moudaber Best Tech House/Techno Track for Giv Me Luv (Nicole Moudaber Remix) - Alcatraz [49] Won

Electronic Music Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominated Work Result
2017 Radio Show of the Year In The Mood Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Romano, Tricia (1 November 2013). "Women Edging Their Way Into the D.J. Booth". The New York Times. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  2. ^ Darling, Cary (18 April 2017). "Beyond Nora en Pure: The women of EDM". Star Telegram. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
  3. ^ Jow, Sydney Megan. "Nicole Moudaber in The Lab NYC". Mixmag. Development Hell Ltd. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
  4. ^ Romano, Tricia (1 November 2013). "Women Edging Their Way Into the D.J. Booth". The New York Times. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  5. ^ Furness, Dyllan (15 September 2015). "Throwing Parties in Lebanon Nearly Cost Nicole Moudaber Her Freedom". Miami New Times. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  6. ^ Romano, Tricia (1 November 2013). "Women Edging Their Way Into the D.J. Booth". The New York Times. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  7. ^ Romano, Tricia (1 November 2013). "Women Edging Their Way Into the D.J. Booth". The New York Times. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  8. ^ Blistein, John. "Song Premiere: Nicole Moudaber and Adam Beyer Twist Techno on 'Take Hold'". Rolling Stone, 12 April 2013. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  9. ^ "25 Female DJs You Need to Know Now". Billboard. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  10. ^ Romano, Tricia (1 November 2013). "Women Edging Their Way Into the D.J. Booth". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  11. ^ "She Just Tore It Up: 5 Women Ruling the Electronic Music World". PAPERMAG. 7 July 2015. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  12. ^ "The Asia Diaries: Nicole Moudaber". Mixmag Asia. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  13. ^ "International Women's Day: The Women Making Waves in Electronic Music - Dancing Astronaut". www.dancingastronaut.com. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  14. ^ "Nicole Moudaber Launches 'In The MOOD' Radio Show". DJTimes. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  15. ^ https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/dance/7808725/nile-rodgers-carl-craig-louie-vega-named-assn-for-electronic-music
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  17. ^ "DON'T KILL THE MOOD!". DJMag.com. 4 February 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  18. ^ "In the Mood from MOOD on Beatport". www.beatport.com. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  19. ^ "MOOD Launch Party with Nicole Moudaber, Alan Fitzpatrick & Nathan Barato @ Pacha NYC 1/26/13". EDMNYC. 22 January 2013. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  20. ^ "MOOD Releases on Beatport". www.beatport.com. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  21. ^ https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/dance/7494724/nicole-moudaber-skin-breed-jamie-jones-remix
  22. ^ "Nicole Moudaber announces a fall MoodRAW Warehouse tour". AXS. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  23. ^ https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/942484 http://sensiblereason.com/hyte-presents-be-yourself-vs-moodraw/
  24. ^ "Entering the MoodZONE With Nicole Moudaber". Insomniac.com. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  25. ^ "EDC Las Vegas announces its 2017 line-up with Alison Wonderland, Nicole Moudaber, Jamie Jones". Mixmag. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  26. ^ Moudaber, Nicole (2 August 2017). "Excited to welcome #Hito, @joelmull, @marinocanal, @Monoloc, @PAULRITCH and @piganddan to #MoodZONE Utopia Island on August 12th pic.twitter.com/D9XQr2bC5E". @NicoleMoudaber. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  27. ^ "Escape: Psycho Circus 2017 Lineup Is Here!". Insomniac.com. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  28. ^ http://www.miami.com/miami-nightlife/get-ready-to-do-miami-music-week-like-a-baller-with-all-access-wristbands-to-sold-out-events-20174/
  29. ^ "Nicole Moudaber on Ibiza's Secret Shaman Paradise and the Island's Wave of Consumerism". Thump Magazine, 1 July 2016. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
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  32. ^ http://lasvegas.electricdaisycarnival.com/experience/lineup/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
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  34. ^ http://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/line-up/line-up-2015/. Missing or empty |title= (help)
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  36. ^ Staff, Billboard. "Mysteryland 2015: Photos From the Festival". Billboard. Billboard Inc, 26 May 2015. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
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  38. ^ "Artist: Nicole Moudaber, Singles and EP's Releases". Discogs. Zink Media Inc, 2017. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  39. ^ https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/dance/8054726/danny-tenaglia-carl-cox-nicole-moudaber-remix
  40. ^ "Artist: Nicole Moudaber, Compilations". MixMag. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
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  42. ^ "The Online Radio Awards, Category - Category - Best Online Music Show - 2015". www.theonlineradioawards.com. Mixcloud 2015. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  43. ^ "The Online Radio Awards, Nominee - In the Mood with Nicole Moudaber". theonlineradioawards.com. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  44. ^ "DJ AWARDS 2016 WINNERS & NOMINEES". djawards.com. DJ Awards. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  45. ^ "DJ AWARDS 2017 WINNERS & NOMINEES". djawards.com. DJ Awards. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  46. ^ "32nd International Dance Music Awards 2014". wintermusicconference.com. Winter Music Conference. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  47. ^ "29th International Dance Music Awards 2014". wintermusicconference.com. Winter Music Conference. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  48. ^ "31st Annual International Dance Music Awards 2016". wintermusicconference.com. Winter Music Conference. Retrieved 21 October 2016.
  49. ^ "31st Annual International Dance Music Awards 2016". wintermusicconference.com. Winter Music Conference. Retrieved 21 October 2016.

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