Nicole Moudaber ‘Roar’ EP Preview
For the latest release on the Intec Digital imprint, Carl Cox has re-enlisted the talents of the Queen of Techno, Nicole Moudaber. The pair have a long-standing relationship which has seen Nicole become both a regular guest at Carl Cox’s "Revolution" night at Space Ibiza, and also her inaugural release for Intec Digital in 2011. Her upcoming release, the "Roar EP" continues Nicole's incredibly successful year to date. The previous 12 months saw her release two killer EP’s on Drumcode, alongside outings on Kling Klong and Leena Music. Now Nicole steps into the New Year with two trademark powerful and percussive techno tracks. First up is the title track "Roar," on which Nicole’s signature hard-hitting drums remain constant and commanding throughout. On top of this Nicole gradually adds other elements, a shimmering melody, brooding synths and an echoing vocal. All these elements build the atmosphere and tension in the track to a boiling point about six minutes in, upon which it breaks back down into it’s percussive groove - definitely one for peak-time dancefloors. Next up on a funkier techno tip is "Brooklyn Hangover." While the track is again centred on tightly-programmed tribal drums, the overall vibe is much more playful as melodic stabs are given a prominent position, resulting in an infectious and engrossing techno cut. The "Roar EP" once again demonstrates Nicole’s considerable talents and shows why she is considered one of the leading producers on the scene. It is sure to strengthen her already solid foundations for what is set to be a landmark year for a rising star. The "Roar EP" will be available January 28 on Intec Digital. Check out the EP's previews below.