Say “five-city warehouse tour” to most people and they look at you funny. Kind of a blank stare. But that’s not the case with techno fans, and certainly not the case for Nicole Moudaber, who has embarked on one such warehouse tour, named “MoodRAW”. From festivals to nightclubs, she’s well-known for fun, yet intense take on dark techno.
With this tour, Moudaber is aiming for the underground, which these days is a byword for pretty much anything but underground. But for longtime fans of the sound, many of whom got their first taste of techno in warehouses, Moudaber’s production certainly evokes some good memories. Those days, all it took was one dark room and a powerful sound system.
The accompanying EP release on MOOD, titled “The Whippin’ I’m Dishin’’ certainly matches that dark-techno-in-a-warehouse spirit. Nicole’s original mix sets the tone for remixes by Gary Beck and Robert Dietz.