Moullinex – the alter ego of the Portuguese producer and multi-instrumentalist Luis Clara Gomes – is set to release his third album this autumn, entitled HYPERSEX – a collective love letter to club culture, and a celebration of love, inclusion and difference.
‘Work It Out‘, released just last month, features Fritz Helder (of Azari & III) and sheds new light into Moullinex’s upcoming release, which bridges optimism with defiance. It’s dirty, groove-infused, sexually charged, and perfectly combines the best elements of a great funk song with those of an underground club anthem.
“Music, more than any other art form, has the capacity to transport me to specific moments in my life, and make me relive them as if I was there for the first time,” says Moullinex, of his playlist. “Including heartbreaks, big trips or amazing nights, these 10 tracks have the power of tele-transportation.”
1. Stevie Wonder – ‘Golden Lady’
“Every time I hear this track (from my favourite album of his, Innervisions), it’s like I’m falling in love again.”
2. LCD Soundsystem – ‘Yeah (Crass Version)’
“I was 21 when I saw LCD Soundsystem for the first time, at a DFA showcase at a festival. They played this song, which featured a detour into Paperclip People‘s ‘Throw’, and in this specific moment in the show I knew this is what I wanted to do: combine electronica with a live band.”
3. Moullinex – ‘Sunflare’
“‘Sunflare’ was one of the first songs I wrote as Moullinex, and it was in a quite sad moment in my life, in a cold Munich winter. It served as therapy.”
4. Shuggie Otis – ‘Strawberry Letter 23’
“On one of my first visits to NYC I had this song stuck in my mind all the time. The city has the ability to make me daydream about infinite parallel stories, almost all of them having something to do with music. I could only imagine Shuggie Otis, completely in love, writing and recording this song all by himself in his East Village apartment.”
5. Chilly – ‘For Your Love’
“On my first Australia tour with Xinobi, ‘For Your Love’ was a staple in our DJ sets. It synthesizes both my love for disco and rock, being a cover of The Yardbirds‘ original, and always gets me moving.”
6. Rebeka – ‘Stars’
“’Stars’ is the first track we put out on Discotexas by polish duo Rebeka. We all fell in love with Iwona Skwarek‘s voice, and I knew we had to work with her on my first album, Flora.”
7. Air – ‘La Femme D’argent’
“Air is one of my favorite bands ever, and I can still relive the first time I watched them live. Their cinematic textures, combined with amazingly groovy basslines and intricate synth work, often result in timeless pieces like this one.”
8. Munk – ‘Down In LA (Shazam Remix)’
“Before Shazam was better known as an app name, there was already this genius Australian producer. ‘Down In LA’ will always beam me back to Munich, a city I moved to, to work on astronomy research, and started working with German label Gomma, who put out my first releases.”
9. Alan Braxe & Fred Falke – ‘Palladium’
“My gateway drug into house music was Daft Punk, Alan Braxe, Fred Falke and Lifelike. What drew me in were basslines, specifically. ‘Palladium’ can be positively nostalgic every time I hear it.
10. Chico Buarque – ‘Construção’
“Chico was probably the artist I heard the most in my childhood, due to my parents overplaying him at home. He is an amazing composer, and probably one of the craftiest writers using the Portuguese language.”
HYPERSEX is due for release this autumn.
Upcoming Tour Dates
25 – DJ SET, Bairro Novo, Figueira da Foz, PT
26 – DJ SET, Noite Branca, Loulé, PT
30 – LIVE, Case a Chocs, Neuchatel, CH
04 – LIVE, Hypersex Release Party, Lisboa, PT
14 – LIVE, Razzmatazz, Barcelona, ES
26 – LIVE, Istanbul, TR