Nicole Moudaber / Dance Chart

About Nicole:

Dance music changed Nicole Moudaber’s life – now she’s returning the favour. “The drums reached me,” she says of her initiation at New York’s infamous Tunnel Club. Ever since then, the Nigerian-born Lebanese star has dedicated her immense energy to finding ways to share that vibe.

After years as a promoter – first in her native Lebanon, then in London – and a long self-apprenticeship in her studio, Nicole burst onto the scene like record-wielding Athena. Carl Cox, a close friend and mentor, tipped off DJ Mag in 2009, calling her “the most underrated DJ.” Four years later, Ms Moudaber is no longer waiting in the wings.

The irrepressible techno maven’s debut album Believe (Drumcode) ruled the charts in 2013. It was Number 1 for a month on the Beatport techno, tech house and deep house lists (eight months later, it’s still in the techno top 15!) Nicole garnered features in Billboard and Rolling Stone and her trademark explosion of curly hair has become a familiar sight in the international music press.

Nicole doesn’t let her rigorous recording schedule, which includes collaborations with Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, Skin, Victor Calderone and Danny Tenaglia, interfere with her manic tour diary. She was an unofficial resident for Carl Cox @Space, Ibiza; rocked Music On with Marco Carola; and gave the Ibiza season an unforgettable send-off by playing the final set at Space Closing 2013.

Her shows sold out across the world with fans snapping up tickets to see Nicole spin at festivals including Time Warp, Electric Daisy Carnival, and Monegros. She’s also become a byword for marathon sets at Output and Montreal’s Stereo Club, among others. “I played for nine hours and they said they’d never seen such an atmosphere,” she grins. “That means more to me than money.”

Nicole kicks off with 2014 with gigs in Philadelphia, New York, and at Mexico’s BPM Festival, followed by a North and South America tour (keep an eye out for a mini-documentary!) The new year also brings her own globally syndicated radio show, produced by the team behind shows from Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, etc. “It’s a chance to play all the music I love,” she says, promising a set-list that ranges from live performances to deep house to driving techno. Music she loves will also appear on her MOOD Records imprint, ensuring fans a steady supply of the drum-fuelled electronic goodness they crave.

“The underground is stronger than ever,” Nicole declared in 2013. Thanks to her, it is set to grow even bigger and bolder as she continues to shape and share her vision of the “loving, amazing, ritualistic vibe” of dance music.

21 Aug 2016

1. Radio Slave - Don’t Stop
2. Ion Ludwig - Wolfsburger Road
3. Liam Geddes - Like I Understand
4. Josh Butler - Situation
5. Mr.V & Christian Nielsen - Far From Lazy
6. Miroslav Petkovic, Mene - Senseless Love
7. PAWSA - Living Paradox
8. Sebastian Mullaert, Eitan Reiter - Faith
9. Beckford & Mystep - Can’t Believe feat Beckford (Liam Geddes Remix)
10. Antony Colanardi - Distanta In Timp (Andreas Bergmann Remix)

Posted: 20 Aug 2016
7 Aug 2016

1. Bookashade - Lost High (Andhim Remix)
2. Frag Maddin - 2nd Reason
3. Bellville - Contemporary Minds
4. Julien Piacentino - Dualism
5. Bob Moses - Tearing Me Up (Tale Of Us Remix)
6. Natural Flow - Dethroning (Lee Van Dowski Remix)
7. Pete Oak - Trying Not To
8. Marco Bailey - She's A Player (Break D Beat Mix)
9. Matador - Harcourt Street (Nastia RemiX)
10. Disclosure feat Lorde - Magnets

Posted: 05 Aug 2016
26 Jun 2016

1. Stimming - Alpha Luisa (Robag’s Bodelshwing Remix)
2. Paul Moore feat Little Mouse - Hollow Inside
3. Marc Romboy & Stephan Bodzin - Atlas
4. Edu Imbernon - Bitter Fate (Fur Coat Remix)
5. Mind Against - Gravity
6. Claude Von Stroke - Whose Afraid of Detroit (Visionquest Remix)
7. Yacine Dessouki - Unidos (Undergroundsets@radio1.gr)
8. Oxia & Nicolas Massayeff - Complicity
9. Animal Trainer - Alderaan
10. D.Diggler - The Pearl

Posted: 27 Jun 2016
29 May 2016

1. Marino Canal - Detach
2. Francisco Squillante - The Next Groove
3. Basti Grub - I Don’t Like You
4. Samu.I - What is What
5. Nicole Moudaber - Indecent Exposure
6. Terr - Metropolis
7. Booka Shade - Neon Gods (Rodriguez Jr Remix)
8. Cipi - Bayle
9. Andrew Fona & Philip Straub - Road To Tabernas
10. Whomadewho - Hi & Low - Emanuel Satie Remix

Posted: 29 May 2016
15 May 2016

1. David San - Dynamica
2. Jey Kurmis - Refresh
3. The Hair Raiser - Pablo Say
4. Frag Maddin - Dark Hush
5. Redspecs - Absent
6. Giuseppe Cennamo - Theory
7. Frag Maddin - Dark Rush
8. Lower & Osp - Obscuro
9. Yamil - Globalisation
10. My Cat Snoop - Freak

Posted: 14 May 2016