Moullinex is the alter ego of Portuguese producer, dj and multi-instrumentalist Luis Clara Gomes. After establishing himself as one of the leading artists in the disco scene, with several singles such as ‘Take My Pain Away’ and ‘Maniac’, and remixes of acts like Røyksopp, Cut Copy and Two Door Cinema Club, he’s been paving the road towards a new album ‘Hypersex’ in 2017, after two critically acclaimed albums, ‘Flora’ (2012) and ‘Elsewhere’ (2015).
Luis Clara Gomes spent his formative years looking at the stars. From drawing galactic maps and sketches of spacecraft as a child to doing research on astronomy as an adult, his obsession with space was the gateway drug into electronic music, where he stumbled into soundtrack maestros such as Vangelis and Giorgio Moroder. After space, came groove, with the helping hand of Air, Daft Punk, Stevie Wonder and Os Mutantes. This notion all these artists share of respecting no boundaries, having a genre-less approach to music making was what pushed this Portuguese artist into creating the Moullinex alter-ego, under which he signed his first bootleg remixes of several indie acts. These remixes were soon picked up by many blogs, which in turn put Moullinex on the radar for established acts searching for official remixers. Requests came in from Cut Copy, Sebastien Tellier, Two Door Cinema Club, RAC, Röyksopp & Robyn, among others, establishing Moullinex as a provider of exquisite dance floor-ready reworks. While DJ’ing non-stop around the world, he created Discotexas in the company of his partner in crime Xinobi, a collective that started out as a monthly residency at Lux, Lisbon, and later a record label, which soon became synonymous with quality Disco and House music, home for established acts such as Zimmer, Rebeka, Kamp!, Mirror People, Da Chick and Throes + The Shine. After several EPs on German label Gomma, it was time for his first full length, ‘Flora’ (2012), which included singles like ‘Take My Pain Away’, ‘Maniac’ (featuring Peaches) and ‘Darkest Night’ (featuring Iwona Skwarek), after which he embarked on his most personal work to date, ‘Elsewhere’ (2015). Both albums were critically acclaimed and accompanied by the metamorphosis of Moullinex into a full live band, known for stellar live performances, from sweaty underground disco jams, over to intimate piano ballads and even Star Wars disco reworks. 2017 is the year of ‘Hypersex’, the third studio album by Moullinex. ‘Hypersex’, a collective celebration of club culture, embracing the universal love of music: no matter where you come from, who you are, and whom you choose to love, and lead singles ‘Love Love Love’, ‘Open House’ and ‘Work it Out’ have already gathered tastemaker acclaim across the board, from the likes of Vice, KCRW, DJ Mag, Majestic Casual and Dancing Astronaut. Moullinex has been one of the key contributors in developing the Lisbon club scene with his DIY approach to music making and by lending his producer skills to several other acts.