Nicole Moudaber has worn several different hats in this industry — working as a promoter, label manager, and now label owner for Mood Records — but her clear strength lies in production and DJing. Both because of the reliable quality of her production and rapid pace at which she releases music (more than 5 EPs under her belt in 2012 alone), she’s earned the title in many circles of the unofficial empress of her genre. As a DJ, she leans heavily on many of techno’s customary frameworks while filling clubs and festivals with her spirited personality and straightforward bass lines. As a producer, her work has shown a laser-like focus on a pure breed of techno — you’re not going to find deviations from minimal on Believe. Her mentorship from Carl Cox and close work with labels like Kling Klong and Waveform indicate just how intentional this is.
Nicole Moudaber kicks off her 2013 with yet another solid EP, this time as her second release on Carl Cox‘s rebirthed Intec Digital label (formerly Intec Records). In 2012, Moudaber released material on Drumcode, Leena Music, and Kling Klong, so it’s no surprise to see her turn around and offer her techno talents to yet another quality label. Roar EP offers two tracks, “Roar” and “Brooklyn Hangover,” and handily commands both her signature bombastic techno drum line and more delicate top line vocals and shuffling synths. Played out in a big room setting, there is no doubt this EP would shake you to the core. Catch the stream and purchase link below.
It’s hard to believe that it took Pacha NYC this long to bring the Swedish techno icon Adam Beyer to their storied dancing facility. For almost two decades, the man has been pioneering a relentless spree of banging tech house and techno, using his Drumcode label as the driving force behind his quest to showcase the works of legends and rising stars alike. Last Saturday he graced the decks of the West 46th street location with a marathon set that lasted into the early hours of the morning. Read past the break to hear how it all went down. (more…)Posted by
“Memesis,” a bit of a package deal with Len Faki’s remix of the Beyer & Fitzpatrick‘s 2011 smasher “Human Reason,” is out this week on Drumcode. “Memesis” is about as dark as techno gets. We’ve got dramatic synth stabs and droning basslines to deliver a full-on assault to your more shadowy senses. Crossing our fingers we hear this one in a set soon. Click through for a stream on YouTube and your Beatport purchase link.
Swedish producer/DJ, Adam Beyer, the man behind the prestigious techno imprint Drumcode, rounds out the year with a final year-end mix. For the third year in a row, Beyer has compiled an assortment of the label’s biggest and best tracks, along with some new up-and-coming material to “spice things up a little bit.” The mix features works from established names like Alan Fitzpatrick and Gary Beck, and rising stars such as Manic Brothers and Jay Lumen. Jump past the break for full tracklist.
Nicole Moudaber‘s latest EP Sonic Language is out today on Adam Beyer’s seasoned techno label Drumcode. The Nigerian standout has included two tracks on this sampling of classic techno heaven — “The Road to Transformation” and the title track, “Sonic Language.” “Sonic Language,” the darker of the two tracks, seems to nicely complement and round out the slightly lighter taste left by “The Road to Transformation.” Sonic Language offers a strong follow-up to her last EP The Journey Begins produced with Victor Calderone and released back in August. This EP offers dark, pulsing techno grooves that breath new life into older and more traditional techno sounds while still maintaining the elements of the genre fans have come to know and love.
Take a listen to previews below.
Nicole Moudaber and Victor Calderone’s much anticipated The Journey Begins EP is finally upon us. Seeing these two team up only seems natural — they have combined their shared passion for the tough sounds of relentless beat making to create a dazzling two-track techno release. “The Journey Begins” – the lead track on the EP – features gloomy vocal spouts over a dark and pulsating groove. “Vertical Limit” says New York all over it — featuring that hypnotic tribal sound Calderone has become to synonymous with, meeting Moudaber half way on the bouncy side to create a rhythm perfect for the dance floor. If you want a chance to see Moudaber live, jump past the break for her full list of upcoming tour dates.