Combine the stunning coastal sunsets of Portugal with the electronic know-how of Germany and you just might get the feel of the sunny disco tunes of Portuguese-born, Munich-based DJ Luis Clara Gomes. Better known in club circles as Moullinex, Gomes first made his mark with slick remixes (notably Sebastien Tellier’s Kilometer, where he managed to make a super sexed-up song sound even racier) alongside his amped-up original tune Break Chops.
After gaining a reputation for his danceable disco productions, Gomes signed to the Berlin-based Gomma Records in 2009. It was at this time that Gomes, formerly known as Moulinex, added an extra L to his name – surely a sign that his popularity reached the point where legal action from the French appliance maker of the same name was plausible.
After this came a slow string of releases continuing on the same beat. But fans of Moullinex’s brand of disco dance tunes will be in for a treat when his debut album comes out this October. Gomes has been hard at work in his Lisbon studio and he’s been lucky enough to bring two of his best mates along for the ride – bass guitarist Luis Calçada and producer Bruno Cardoso, better known as Xinobi.
Gomes hopes the album will be ‘a snapshot of what Moullinex has been until now, what it wants to say in 2012 and will hopefully sound edgy and relevant in 10 or 20 years’.
If you want a glimpse at what his first album might sound like, check out his already-released singles Sunflare and Tear Club as they’ll both appear on the new album. They’re groovy numbers with plenty of synth riffs and male vocals highlighting the tracks. Or, better yet – check out his DJ gig at XXX to experience Moullinex’s tunes in the flesh.
Moullinex spins a DJ set at XXX Gallery on Friday July 6. For advance tickets at $150, SMS 5481 2304 or purchase from Kapok in Wan Chai. $200 at the door. Click here for more info.