Nicole Moudaber’s start to 2016 has been full throttle; ringing in NYE at Heart Nightclub in Miami, an open to close set at Stereo Montreal then flying south of the border playing two shows during the music industry’s pinnacle winter event, The BPM Festival in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Nicole’s special beachfront sunset set during Sasha’s Last Night On Earth at Martina Beach Club can be watched via Be-At TV here. She also had the honor of playing an extended final set at the annual Official BPM Closing party at Blue Parrot closing out the 10-day marathon festival. Now the MOOD Record’s boss has released her first full-length solo EP in several months, ‘Silent Sigh’ EP available exclusively via Beatport.
“Silent Sigh” kicks off the EP with an unhurried build, filled with Nicole’s characteristically dusty textures wrapping around stoic kicks. Stark, metallic designs echo in and out, before an even darker, sub-laden kick pressure pushes the track into a powerful climax. “Move A Little Closer” displays Nicole’s skill for utilising vocals to forge a sense of intimacy and atmosphere without letting up on either pace or power. A thudding bassline and hi-hats underpin the track’s whispering, seductive samples, whilst gradual ice blast pads add depth to the production. A long-player at 10 minutes, the “Move A Little Closer” layers of build-up pay off with a mind-bending, extended breakdown of space age synths.
Closing the EP is “More Ways Than One”, with a dose of undiluted techno at its best. Deep and dark, “More Ways Than One” shows Nicole’s skill for arranging her productions so that every detail has maximum effect. Initially released as a free download to show Nicole’s appreciation for everyone who supported her throughout 2015.
There’s no limits for Nicole’s 2016 horizon. This February she’ll be playing the US debut of Awakenings NYC at Hammerstein Ballroom on Valentine’s Day back-to-back with Victor Calderone, in addition to North American tour stops at Shrine in Connecticut, Philly’s Rumor, Story in Miami and returning to Mexico for Insomniac’s EDC Mexico. Stay tuned for more information as Nicole will bring her annual MoodDAY and MoodNIGHT events to Miami Music Week 2016! Fans can rejoice as the techno connoisseur makes her awaited return to Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival where Nicole will perform with Skin of Skunk Anansie both weekends in the desert. Nicole and Skin released their acclaimed collaborative ‘BREED’ EP in fall 2015.
Nicole Moudaber’s ‘Silent Sigh’ EP is out now exclusively via Beatport.
Nicole Moudaber Tour Dates
February 6 London, UK @ XOYO (Scuba Residency)
*February 14 New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom – Awakenings (B2B Victor Calderone)
*February 25 Mashantucket, CT @ Shrine
*February 26 Philadelphia, PA @ Rumor
*February 27 Miami, FL @ Story
*February 28 Mexico City, Mexico @ EDC Mexico
March 5 Itajai, Santa Catarina, Brazil @ Warung Beach Club
*March 17 Miami, FL @ Miami Music Week TBA MoodDAY
*March 19 Miami, FL @ Miami Music Week TBA MoodNIGHT
March 25 Brno, Czech Republic @ Apokalypsa
March 26 Belgrade, Serbia @ Magician Depo MoodRAW
March 27 Nova Gorica, Slovenia @ Marco Polo
*April 15 Indio, CA @ Coachella
*April 22 Indio, CA @ Coachella
April 26 Maastricht, Netherlands @ Muziekgieterij
May 4 Cologne, Germany @ Odonien
May 5 Sofia, Bulgaria @ Inter Expo Center
May 6 Istanbul, Turkey @ Kloster
May 7 Beirut, Lebanon @ Grand Factory
June 24 Zurich, Switzerland @ Club Bellevue
June 26 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Awakenings Festival
July 23 Herzogenaurach, Germany @ Open Beatz Festival
FestPop Editorial Team