Nicole Moudaber is an event promoter, record label founder, radio host, and one of the most passionately followed DJ/producers in the world. The one-woman army is marching her muscular take on techno all over the globe, winning fans not only with her music, but her way of being, that’s at once uncensored, inclusive, and fierce.
With her trademark shock of untamed dark hair, the Nigeria-born artist can be spotted in a DJ booth by profile alone, rocking crowds before she even drops a record. In-demand all over the world, Moudaber has played everything from intimate after-hours clubs; to revered nightclub institutions like Space, DC10, Output and Stereo; to massive festival stages, including Glastonbury, Electric Daisy Carnival, and two appearances at Coachella. She’s been featured by the New York Times and CNN, named “one to watch” by Billboard and Paper magazine, and has graced the cover of electronic music magazines in several countries. Her weekly radio show InTheMOOD – which Moudaber hosts with her unmistakable husk-and-honey voice – is syndicated on 66 FM stations in 45 countries, commanding over 15 million listeners worldwide. She has over half a million social followers who she dialogues with daily, sharing candid thoughts on music, work, and life.
Mood Records, the imprint she founded in 2013, is a vessel for her own music, and that of other artists who complement her style – which is percussive, deep, and dynamic. She linked up with Skunk Anansie frontwoman Skin for the “Breed” EP (2015), and a set of high-fashion, black-and-white music videos. She’s also logged releases with mentor Carl Cox’s Intec, Adam Beyer’s Drumcode (including full album “Believe” in 2013), and Jamie Jones’s Hot Creations. Her hit remix of Alcatraz house classic “Give Me Luv” (on Deep Dish’s Yoshitoshi) used bass, drums and silence to make a moment so big, it was used by DJs of all stripes. The track won “Best Tech House/Techno Track” at the 2016 International Dance Music Awards, and was the No. 1 techno track of 2015 on online retailer Beatport, making it one of the year’s Top 20 tracks overall.
Moudaber often brings different elements of her style and taste to life under the MOOD banner, showing her roots as a party promoter, and a New York City clubber during the golden age of the resident DJ. In 2014, she headlined the sold-out MoodRAW tour, set in in off-the-grid warehouse venues from Los Angeles to London. During Miami Music Week, the annual industry confab in South Beach, she hosts MoodDAY and MoodNIGHT showcases, capturing both the pool and after-hours party vibes with packed lineups of superstar friends (like Carl Cox and Danny Tenaglia). She curated a Mood stage at the 2015 Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas; and is a fixture of the annual BPM Festival in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, and played the 10-day event’s official closing party in 2016.
A true global citizen, Moudaber resides in London and Ibiza, with frequent stopovers in New York and Los Angeles. She supports NYC’s Lower Eastside Girls Club, which helps disadvantaged young women access the tools they need to pursue their passion for music.
Steve Lawler needs no introduction, but he certainly warrants one. You would be hard pushed to ﬁnd a more in-form, in-demand, exceptionally talented artist, regarded as highly by his industry peers as he is by his huge global base of musically educated fans.
Steve Lawler, a child of the acid house generation, has been busy with the beats long before genres were but a twinkle in clublandʼs eye. An electronic artist who deﬁes generic boundaries, ever since his days organising the infamous motor way raves back in the early 90ʻs underneath the M42 motor way, in the UK.
As an artist: his releases & remixes have been signed by some of the worlds most established recording labels; R&S Records, Systematic, Drumcode, Harthouse, Cocoon, MBF, OVUM, Sci+Tec, Tsuba, Souvenir, Rekids, Boxer Sport, Be As One, Monique, Kostbar, Soma, Skint and of course his own recording label VIVa MUSiC.
Guy J is the highly sought after producer, DJ and live act whose infectious production talents, worldwide touring schedule and groundbreaking debut album on Bedrock have all contributed to his surging popularity. The Israeli has pioneered the increasing trend for melody-rich and emotionally charged house music, through productions that straddle the space between the genres of ambient, house and techno.
After making waves with a volley of killer singles, Guy released his hotly anticipated full-length artist album – ‘Esperanza’ – on John Digweed’s heavyweight Bedrock label. It was critically acclaimed and firmly established Guy as a key player in a new wave of deep house protagonists.
More essential cuts like ‘Lamur’ (Bedrock), ‘Pleasurety EP’ (Sudbeat) and ‘Shaman’ (Turbo Records) have since followed to sustain the buzz around this young man’s talents. His Heliscope EP saw the development of his relationship with Bedrock, with his music again transcending genres.
With further releases pouring out of Bedrock Records, he has cemented his place as the core artist on one of the dance world’s most respected labels and continues his rapid evolution.
Jori Hulkkonen – I Am Dead ft. Jerry Valuri (Guy J Remix) (Turbo Records)
Way Out West – Ultra Violet (Guy J Remix) (Armada) MS & PMA – Endless (Guy J Remix) (Faith Music)
Sahar Z & Guy Mantzur – Sneaky Monkey (Guy J Remix)(Definitive Records)
Guy J – Esperanza (Bedrock Records)
Guy J – Ballroom (Bedrock Records) – Dust/Bianca (Sudbeat) – Lamur (Bedrock Records) – Shaman (Turbo Records) – Luner(Bedrock Records) – Geko (Bedrock Records) – Under Pressure(Bedrock Records) – Popcorn Machine (Whoop!) – Stop Hold (Manuel Muic) – Skin (Turbo Records) – Fade (Dogtown) – Been Here Before (Focus) – Save Me (Bedrock) – Agent Blue (Azuli) – Amsterdam (Dogtown) – Self Love (Proton)) & Sahar Z – Hazui (Electribe) – Never Say No (Deep Focus) & Raanan Raz – Resek (Deep Focus) – FunkiJunki EP (Proton) & Roy Brizman – Vinyls Are Forever (Focus)
Bent – As You Fall (G&E Analog) Jim Rivers – Vibrant (Guy J Remix) (Global Underground) Bluetech- Honey in the Heart (Guy J Remix) (Aleph Zero Records) Eric Prydz – Pjanoo (Guy J Remix) (MOS) Sasha – Mongoose (Guy J Rmx) (Emfire) Dubfunk – Mandala (Guy J Rmx) (Audiotherapy) DJ Yello – On the Top (Guy J Rmx) Traffic – Find Me (Guy J Rmx) (Global Underground) Dpen & Elias Tzikas – Frequency Loss (Guy J Rmx) (Focus) CPM – Violas (Guy J Rmx) (Proton)
UK born but now based in LA, Quivver (John Graham) has been one of the most consistent producers of the last 20 years, releasing hundreds of tracks and remixes under various monikers (Skanna, Tilt, Stoneproof, Space Manoeuvres) and as a vocalist has co-written songs with the likes of Sasha, Hybrid and Planet Funk.
John has toured the world many times over as a DJ and since moving to LA in 2008 has also ventured into the world of film soundtracks and video game trailers.
He recently launched his own radio show ‘Controlled Substance’ on friskyradio.com, the first episode went to #2 on the frisky ratings, something which has never happened before.
Indie-rock album Cold Sun will be released on June 29th on Distinctive Records and has already received much critical acclaim from the few people who’ve been lucky enough to hear it.
His next Quivver EP will be released on Bedrock in late July, followed by an EP on Selador in early September.
Sandy Vee’s blend of melodic pop chops, studio expertise and underground aesthetics has culminated in a fresh new sound that brings an underground mentality to the world of worldwide smash hits. He is exceptional amongst hit producers as he does the final mixes to almost all work himself. Over just the past six months, Sandy Vee has become an increasingly regular presence on the global charts with hot new releases from a dizzying array of Top 40 A-list artists including Katy Perry (“Fireworks, which hit the top 10 in U.K., Scotland, Ireland, New Zealand), Ne-Yo (“Beautiful Monster,” which peaked at #1 in the U.S. and U.K.), David Guetta (“Sexy Bitch,” which peaked at #1 in a slew of countries, including the U.K., France, Germany, New Zealand and Canada) and Pitbull feat T-Pain (“Hey Baby [Drop It To The Floor],” which reached #44 on Billboard Hot 100 and #21 on Billboard Rap song chart).
Sandy is especially proud of his work with David Guetta, as the overwhelming global triumph of the “One Love” album has had a noticeable effect on popular music at large, including hip-hop. “I was walking through a recording studio in New York recently, and all I heard were other artists working on danceable, electro tracks. It’s the same when I turn on the radio,” Sandy enthuses. “That underground four-on-the-floor house beat is everywhere right now. I believe it’s the success of Guetta’s album played a large part in making that happen.”
It was during Sandy’s first trip to New York City in November of 2009 when he first met up with Stargate, the Norwegian production team who have had much American urban and pop success. “I played them a few tunes I was working on at the time, and they went crazy for one in particular,” Sandy remembers now of that fateful meeting. “So we worked together and finished it. It’s kind of ironic — we just delivered that first track we ever worked on all those months ago to Sean Kingston for his next album.
The Sandy Vee/Stargate connection has resulted in a fruitful working relationship with hit songs as “Fireworks” (Katy Perry), “S&M” (from Rihanna’s forthcoming “Loud” album), “Beautiful Monster” (Ne-Yo) as well as a new remix of the Taio Cruz song “Higher” featuring legendary U.K. diva Kylie Minogue.
Sandy has collaborated with known topliners such as Claude Kelly (Kesha, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera), Ester Dean (Katy Perry, Rihanna, Ciara), Cristyle (Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson), Bonnie McKee (Katy Perry, Kesha) and August Rigo (Sean Kingston, Justin Beiber, lyaz).
Sandy Vee is currently residing in New York City.
Following a string of speaker rattling productions and highly acclaimed remixes, Alex Calver aka Calvertron has found himself grabbing the attention of some of the most credible artists and record labels in the business. His tracks are consistently featured on the UK’s national radio and are spreading like a pandemic into the sets of the world’s most influential DJ’s.
His label Glitch Recordings was a techno staple and included numerous collaborations with the Liberator family, most notably another Truelove Music composer D.A.V.E. The Drummer. Then Alex’s versatility continued, with his role as co-producer behind one of the UK’s most groundbreaking music duos, Twocker – alongside Will Bailey.
Calver has since emerged as a forceful production talent and has already had the honor of remixing such key players as Laidback Luke, Armand Van Helden and Sander Kleinenberg. With over 100 12” releases under his belt, his work has regularly appeared on large labels like Cr2, Ministry of Sound and Toolroom, as well as an array of global imprints including Trouble & Bass, Potty Mouth Music, Vacation and Bugeyed. 2011 sees another step up with a release on American label Dim Mak.
His own label Jack Knife Records continues to develop its reputation, including his dubstep link up with Figure in early 2011 that scored a Beatport Top 5 hit with ‘Bring the Bass Back’. Also an accomplished DJ, Calvertron sets are just like the tracks he makes, impossible to pigeonhole and carnage for the dance-floor.
Majestic started out as an MC plying his trade in the nightclubs of North London from the age of fifteen. He quickly managed to break onto the pirate radio stations that were playing UK Garage and early grime in 2002. It was during this time that Majestic (real name Kevin Christie) withdrew from the normal social life of a fifteen year old with his friends to concentrate on building up his profile amongst other Garage producers and MCs. Bookings soon followed at clubs such as Scala in Kings Cross and Eros in Enfield, and Majestic quickly realised the challenges that lay ahead for a white MC on the UK Garage circuit.
In 2007, Majestic started posting mixtapes on online forums, such as the Uptown forum, where he would record his rhymes over Electro House beats for which he had recently discovered as an alternative to the UK Garage scene. Within days of these posts he had interest from international promoters in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Russia. He was now performing in front of crowds as big as five thousand alongside DJs such as Laidback Luke, Bart B Moore, Will Bailey and The Wideboys. This encounter with The Wideboys in Amsterdam turned out to be a meeting of two minds; the discovery of a common musical direction fusing the tried and tested production skills of The Wideboys with the lyrical flow and social content of Majestic’s rhymes.
In early 2009, Majestic and The Wideboys finished ‘In The VIP’ which took a satirical look at the VIP culture that exists on the London club scene. Following this, other songs such as ‘Stand Together’ and ‘Running Up That Hill’ combined Majestic’s social message with standout pop production from The Wideboys. No longer on the sidelines, Majestic is ready to overcome any challenges that may face him, and get his music, and his message, to the masses.