Written by Andrew Darwin

It’s 2pm on a Thursday afternoon in March (March 17th St Patrick’s Day no less!) and we’re walking down Collins Avenue in Miami. We hear the unmistakable boom of Nicole Moudaber’s beautiful techno sounds, she’s here to present her Mood DAY pool party at the Raleigh hotel.

What awaits us upon entry was brilliant music, tanned and colourfully dressed girls and guys, an outside swimming pool and a gazebo tent with a small festival set up and vibe. To set the scene; the sun is shining, we are surrounded by palm trees and blue skies. It reminds us of Space Terrace in Ibiza back in the day, or if you’re looking for a more modern correlation, then think of a smaller version of Ushuaia.

Having seen Nicole last summer at DC10 in Ibiza, we had this party highlighted as one of THE parties to attend in Miami Music Week, and it didn’t disappoint. With a line up featuring Carl Craig, Damian Lazarus, ENDO, Pan-Pot, Guti playing live, and of course, Nicole Moudaber herself as she celebrated the 100th episode of her weekly In the Mood Radio show with a live broadcast directly from the party, you can listen to the set below;

We checked out her afternoon set, it was full of lovely groovy techno tracks. Nicole played the likes of the infectious ‘Don’t Talk To Me When I’m Dancing’, Inner City’s ‘Good Life’, Rob Harnetty – ‘Again (Amos & D’Cota Remix)’ and Dale Howard – ‘After Party.’  Nicole’s set was followed by Guti playing a live set full of beautiful techno sounds. This was a brilliant daytime party, thanks Nicole!


We caught up with Nicole a few days later at the Miami Winter Music Conference after she won the award for Best Tech House/Techno track at the International Dance Music Awards for her remix of Giv Me Luv.

Check out our short interview with her here below;

Nicole’s dates going forward include;

*April 15  Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
*April 22  Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
April 29  Munich, Germany @ Rote Sonne
May 4  Cologne, Germany @ Odonien
May 5  Sofia, Bulgaria @ Inter Expo Center
May 6  Istanbul, Turkey @ Kloster
May 7  Beirut, Lebanon @ Grand Factory MoodRAW
*May 15  New York, NY @ EDC New York – Nicole Moudaber Presents MoodZONE
May 27  Ibiza, Spain @ IMS Dalt Vila
June 24  Zurich, Switzerland @ Club Bellevue
June 26  Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Awakenings Festival
July 10  Turin, Italy @ Kappa FuturFestival
July 23  Herzogenaurach, Germany @ Open Beatz Festival
*Denotes North American dates
For more information on Nicole Moudaber:

Related Posts