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Mousse T. , real name Mustafa Gündogdu (born October 2 , 1966 , in Hagen , Western Germany ), is a DJ and producer specializing in house music . He is perhaps best known for his collaboration with Tom Jones , "Sex Bomb", released on the album Reload .
One of the first producers of house music in Germany, alongside contemporaries Boris Dlugosch , DJ Tonka and Ian Pooley , Mousse T. began his career in 1990 as keyboard player for a small band known as Fun Key B. At the same time, he set up his own recording studio and began DJing in the city of Hannover . Besides working on his own productions, usually with partners Errol Renalls and Boris Dlugosch , Mousse T. also wrote and producer tracks for other artists. In 1993, he founded, along with Renalls, Peppermint Jam Records , a label specializing in uplifting house music and melodic acid jazz .
His garage house track "Horny '98" featuring Hot 'n' Juicy ( Emma Lanford & Inaya Day ) on vocals reached the top of the Billboard dance charts in the late 1990s. His first album, Gourmet de Funk , was released in 2001, and it was notorious for featuring only jazz music, and no house tracks. In 2004, he entered the UK Single Chart with his song "Is It 'Cos I'm Cool?", which is featured on his second album, All Nite Madness , released in 2004.
The Dandy Warhols are a psychedelic rock band formed in Portland, Oregon by Courtney Taylor-Taylor (formally simply Courtney Taylor) ( vocals , guitar ), Zia McCabe ( keyboard ), Peter Loew (formally known as Peter Holmstrom/Holmström before his marriage to Michelle Loew in 2003 ), and Eric Hedford ( drums ). When Hedford left in 1999 , Taylor-Taylor's cousin Brent De Boer replaced him as drummer. The band's name is a play on the name of pop artist Andy Warhol .
Strongly influenced by The Velvet Underground , the band first achieved success in Europe after the release of their second record Dandy Warhols Come Down in 1997; the lead single "Not If You Were The Last Junkie On Earth" proved popular in many countries across the continent.
Following the release of Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia in 2000, the band gained a firm fan base in the college radio scene before garnering critical acclaim and mainstream recognition. The song "Bohemian Like You" became a hit in the UK and was used in a Vodafone advertising campaign in 2001. The advertisement money was used to buy a quarter city block in Portland, Oregon (the band's hometown) for use as film and music studios, as well as being a clubhouse for the band to throw parties.
Welcome to the Monkey House , released in 2003, was co-produced by Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran . The album takes its title from Kurt Vonnegut 's collection of short stories of the same name . The recording features an eighties synth-rock sound that alienated some devotees of the band's earlier harder-edged guitar sound. It also won critical plaudits for its polish, panache, and the band's capacity to reinvent itself.
Odditorium or Warlords of Mars , partially named after and recorded in the band's Portland studio, The Odditorium , was released on September 13, 2005. "Smoke It" was the first track released for radio play. The album, although having been described as a return to form for the band, moving away from the synth-heavy sound of Welcome to the Monkey House and back toward the largely guitar-oriented, diverse arrangements of Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia it has received poor reviews and has, like the single "Smoke It", could not crack the top 40 in the UK Charts. In the light of this, the follow up single version of "All The Money" was radically remixed with more guitars and new drums but still failed to chart highly.
Along with Brian Jonestown Massacre , The Dandy Warhols were the subjects of the 2004 documentary Dig! This film captured the love/hate relationship with both bands, highlighting the interaction of BJM frontman Anton Newcombe and Courtney Taylor. It was recorded over the course of seven years, by Ondi Timoner.
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