022: Mousse T
Interview: Mousse T on Horny, Credibility and Approaching Record Labels
It’s time to listen to talk an electronic music legend. We leap into the second episode of season 2 with Mousse T. From remixing for the likes of Michael Jackson and Camelphat to collaborating with Tom Jones on Sex Bomb - we have Mousse, the music production maestro behind ‘Horny’.
So what will you learn in this podcast episode of Your Music Industry?
1 - The story behind the production of Horny including some nerding out on spring reverb and sampling.
2 - How to establish yourself as both a mainstream and underground artist.
3 - How to grow your credibility as an artist to receive even greater remix and collaboration opportunities.
A little bit about Mousse...
With a career that spans over 3 decades, Mousse T is arguably one of the best House producers, ever, to come out of Germany. A pioneer in Uplifting House music Mousse T co-founded the legendary label Peppermint Jam Records in 1993 from which he established himself as an award-winning songwriter, international Dj and critically
After delivering a string of phenomenally successful remixes (Calvin Harris's “Promises feat. Sam Smith”, CamelPhat’s “Cola” and Purple Disco Machine’s “Encore”) The Grammy Award-nominated, Ivor Novello winning, Producer/ DJ is now set to release his third studio album “Where is the Love”. The album is a tantalising joint consisting of 17 beautifully crafted tracks featuring an array of artists including; Roachford, Leela James, Maxi Priest, Brooke Fraiser and Speech (Arrested Development). Offering a whole new level of class it serves to remind us of charismatic, gifted and brilliant Mousse T. still is.
In the late 90’s Mousse T dominated charts across the globe with his infectious Pop anthem “Horny” and “Sexbomb” his classic collaboration with the legend Sir Tom Jones. This success was followed by an Ivor-Novello Award, A Grammy Award nomination, two studio albums,( “Gourmet de Funk” and “All Night Madness”), more international chart entries (“Is It Cos I’m Cool?”, “Pop Muzak” and “Right About Now”) writing and producing movie soundtracks (“Pornorama”, “Heute Bin Ich Blond” and “Mann Tut Was Mann Kann”) and most recently a primetime, mainstream television career as a judge on DSDS (Germany’s Got Talent).
And all this, only solidifying his reputation as one of the most respected producer/ Dj’s
within the underground Dance Music scene which he played such a huge part in
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