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Moodclub Music was created early 2008 by Moodclub founding father Pierre de la Rivière and Jonni Gratts, one of the Moodclub resident deejays. It is meant to be an outlet to release quality house music, meaning house music in a very broad sense, much comparable to the sound that the Moodclub reside
Moodclub Music was created early 2008 by Moodclub founding father Pierre de la Rivière and Jonni Gratts, one of the Moodclub resident deejays. It is meant to be an outlet to release quality house music, meaning house music in a very broad sense, much comparable to the sound that the Moodclub residents have played and loved throughout the years. This ranges from funked up house jams, more electronic or deeper affairs, proper peak time tracks as well as more subtle B-side cuts.After many years of deejaying as well as organising events in the Belgian electronic scene, both Pierre de la Rivière and Gratts have come a long way. Pierre started organising the Moodclub events in 2004. The pair met up when they were both handing out flyers for their events in downtown Leuven and started talking. At that time, Gratts was a resident at the infamous Touché parties. Since they joined forces, they've travelled the country to play their trademark sound in back to back deejay sets, not seldom to much acclaim.House music heavyweights like Luke Solomon, Kenny Hawkes, Troydon, Manuel Tur, Slater Hogan, Demarkus Lewis and John Larner have graced the Moodclub decks throughout the years, as well as a selection of Belgian jocks like Raoul Belmans, Red D and Massimo Dacosta. Unsurprisingly, this list reads like an ABC of quality house music producers too.That's why, early 2008, Pierre and Gratts decided it was time they released some of the tracks that long-time friends, Moodclub guests and
other regulars provided them with. With a little help from Crisp and Ivow from Bokal, they formed the Moodclub Music imprint. It will be a digital only outlet to start with, but vinyl plans are shaping up behind the horizon, so who knows where all this is going? We can only wait and see what these nice young men will have in store for us, and what the future will have in store for them.