New Music Addiction – Nicole Moudaber & Skin: “Someone Like You”

I adore music made by badass women, and there is no one more badass in the EDM scene than Nicole Moudaber. She’s teamed up with Skin, frontwoman of Skunk Anansie, one of the sexiest bands to come out of the nineties on a new EP, and you can bet that it’s fucking amazing.

The ambassador of dark and sensual techno joining forces with an icon of fashion, music and everything gorgeous – Nicole and Skin are a match made in both heaven and hell.  Nigerian born and Lebanese raised, Nicole drew from her vast experience in the industry, working as a promoter and label manager before crossing over to the otherside, before becoming an artist herself – and now a household name in the world of techo. An established DJ in her own right, Skin lent her voice and songwriting abilities to Moudaber’s talent as a producer to create Breed, a piece of work that is sure to become one of the most celebrated conceptual projects in techno. The album will be dropping into the eager hands of fans on September 18th, and for those of us with no patience, it will also be available exclusively on Beatport for two weeks via Nicole’s own imprint MOOD Records.

Now if you’re REALLY impatient, like me, then you can get your first taste of Breed right here, by watching the captivating video for “Someone like you” right here. Skin’s inimitable vocals sit perfectly over Nicole’s trademark dark and brooding techno beats, Reminicscent of the heady, hazy techno of the early 2000s but with a modern edge. The visually stimulating piece of art takes hold of your eyes as the inky black and clean white of the video ebbs and flows with the fluid motion of its two stunning stars, none other than Skin and Nicole themselves.

The rest of the EP is a meandering journey of genre bending tracks, each showcasing the versatility and talent of its creators. “These Walls Are Made Of Water” is a stripped back affair, with a crescendo of strings leading to a slinky bottom-heavy groove complimented by Skin’s lyrical diversity. The stabbing synths of “You Like This” create a thunderous peak time dub, and “Don’t Talk To Me I’m Dancin'” sees Nicole and Skin enlisting Zebra Katz for a cut that showcases hard nosed, fluid techno at it’s best. Pushing the genre forward throughout, the bass and synth heavy roller that is “Organic Love”, allows Nicole and Skin to perfectly showcase the future of techno.Over a year in the making, ‘Breed’ is spearheading a new brand of innovative and pioneering techno. And with visionaries like Nicole and Skin spearheading this movement, it’s clear that we are at the cusp of a new age in EDM.
Nicole will be returning to North America for a stretch of dates including the  Nicole Moudaber & Friends event on Coney Island’s world renowned boardwalk Saturday, September 12. The event is dedicated to her friend and beloved NYC nightlife legend the late Rob Fernandez. A portion of the proceeds of the event will be donated to the Fernandez Family. Can’t make it to Coney Island? Get your live dose of Nicole Moudaber in a city near you:
September 4  Toronto, ON Canada @ Coda
September 5  San Bernardino, CA @ Nocturnal Wonderland
September 7  Ibiza, Spain @ CircoLoco at DC-10
September 12 Coney Island, NY @ Nicole Moudaber & Friends
September 18  Miami, FL @ Trade
September 19  Montreal, QC Canada @ Stereo
September 25  Chicago, IL @ The Mid
October 5 Houston, TX @ Stereo Live
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Nadia Elkharadly

Nadia Elkharadly

Nadia Elkharadly is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of Addicted Magazine. Her myriad of addictions include music, fashion, travel, technology, boxing and trying to make the world a better place. Nadia is also a feminist, an animal lover, and a neverending dreamer. Keep up with her on social media through @thenadiae.
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