The woman is a master behind the decks. Totally captivating, in her element, and feeding off the vibe of the crowd. She is the Queen of Techno, Nicole Moudaber.
DJ, Producer, Record Label Owner, Radio Host, Event Promoter; Nicole Moudaber dominates it all. She is loved by fans all over the world, who catch even a taste of her signature sound. However, she didn’t get to this point overnight. She’s had a long love affair with the electronic music world, which started like so many others, in the 90s.
Starting as a club promoter in Lebanon, she eventually made her way to London. Once there, she really got to know the music business and continued to book and plan monthly events for over five years. Moudaber knows all aspects of the industry and her love for the music and the culture hasn’t changed. This passion for the music as a fan and then promoter only intensified her dedication to the craft.
While taking a hiatus from the industry, she moved to Ibiza to work on building a house, this is when Moudaber really started to hone in on her producing talent. She started to catch the eyes and ears of some of the most influential DJs in the scene. One DJ that started to pick up on her sound was none other than Carl Cox. Cox was super impressed by Moudaber’s skill. He started playing her tracks on his radio show “Global”, and at his shows. This turned into an invite for her to open for him in Ibiza and then at shows all over the world. He also signed her to his label “Intec”. In 2009, Cox announced in an interview that Moudaber was the most underrated DJ. This proclamation solidified her talent to the world.
Not being one to take a break, Moudaber has been on a whirlwind of a ride since signing with Cox. She not only tours all over the globe; she also started her own record label “Mood” in 2013 and a weekly radio show “In the Mood” in 2014. “Mood Records” has released several of Moudaber’s tracks as well as promotes and releases tracks from other up and coming and already established artists in the house and techno genre. Her radio show “In the Mood” is syndicated on 85 stations, in 50 countries to more than 22 million listeners. This weekly radio broadcast shows off Moudaber’s versatility and ability to expand across multiple genres. She is also able to try out new sounds and play tracks she wouldn’t normally play in her sets.
The following that Moudaber draws is incredible. She is a freakin’ boss in a male-dominated business! Nobody can deny her talent, drive, and love for electronic music. She is even an Ambassador for the Association of Electronic Music (AFEM), alongside Armin Van Buuren, Nile Rodgers and Pete Tong to name a few.
Moudaber’s schedule continues to be jam-packed! A 15 date North American Spring Tour, was just recently announced. This tour is set to take her to some of the hottest festivals; Coachella, the newly revived Winter Music Conference, Ultra Music Festival Resistance Miami, SXM Festival in St. Martin, Movement as well as several club shows at some of the most renowned venues.
I am totally looking forward to catching her at Movement! I’ve seen Moudaber a couple of times but to be able to check her out at the yearly Techno Mecca that is Movement in Detroit, is going to be amazing. If you are not making it to any of these monumental fests, then make sure to catch her in a city near you!