These days, it’s difficult to have a conversation about techno without the name Nicole Moudaber coming up a time or two. The Nigerian selector and MOOD Records founder has become so ubiquitous a part of the music landscape that even more mainstream dance music fans have familiarized themselves with her work – and her upcoming EP will likely serve to expand her presence further.
Moudaber teamed up with Skunk Anansie frontwoman Skin on BREED, which promises an audiovisual spectacle for the senses. Where her last EP, Somewhere in Our Minds, saw an exploration of funkier elements, her upcoming effort expands on her typical dark, driving sound by marrying it with subversive imagery as can be seen in the above video for “You Like This.”
The album release itself will be partly a nod to one of the techno scene’s dearly departed. The show will be dedicated to one of Moudaber’s own mentors, Rob Fernandez, and proceeds from ticket sales will go towards the Rian Fernandez Education Fund. On the topic of Fernandez, Moudaber remarked:
I’m having this show with a lot of sadness in my heart, but also knowing that Rob is above me with a smile. I decided to dedicate this event to him because of the circumstances. I wasn’t sure the event was going to happen when Rob left us but RPM wanted to go ahead with it. It is a very special one. It’s my first festival and it’s in New York City! Rob chose the location. Rob arranged the show. And he won’t be there to see it. The only idea that keeps me going is that he would have wanted it to happen. And I want to do everything to channel all the energy on that special day, for Rob.”
Check back for more information on Nicole Moudaber and Skin’s collaborative BREED EP when it comes out on September 12th, and if you’ll be in New York City around that time then see about attending her showcase on the same date by checking out the details below.