DJ | PRODUCER | COMPOSER | REMIXER |SOUND DESIGNER
Moshic Aka Argonout
*Pete Tong (BBC Radio –“Essential Mix”): “The best Israeli thing since the falafel“
*DJ Mag 2005 Top world DJ’s – Rank at 95#
*DJ Mag 2004 Top world DJ’s – Rank at 108#
*DJ Mag 2010 Top World Dj’s – Rank at 213#
*2 MTV (IL) Awards for “The best Release” and “best producer” of 2003
We could introduce MoShic in many ways, but none of them would be enough to describe this unique & diverse artist from Israel. He’s been touring the world for many years and has established an amazing name for himself as a great performer and an extraordinary studio artist.
Northern Israel, Haifa (1977), Moshic Shlomi is born. A man, whose name thrills millions of progressive House fans today, He grew up in a family of musicians, but not everything in his life inclined cheerful singing.
At the age of 18, he was enlisted to National Service, where as a medic, he had to deal with death every day. Soldiers brought from Lebanon were dying right in front of his eyes. Continuous suicide attacks and living on a time bomb made Moshic understand, what the most important thing in life is; to seize the day.
When he finished paying his debts to the country, he decided to devote himself completely to electronic music. He fell in love with progressive, which wasn’t too popular at that time in Israel. He was handing out his mixes wherever he could, but the scene ignored his “too dark” style. Disillusioned, he moved to New York – the city where John Digweed and Sasha were spinning records in Twilo, and Moshic’s progressive darkness finally found a susceptible breeding ground. Moshic released his first singles under the Argonout guise. Argonout (Aka Moshic) is Moshic’s first project and got releases through Cyber records (NL).
Got Supported by the best world dj’s and featured in the best compilations such as:
Tiesto (in search of sunrise3),
Armin van Buren,
-Bedrock-Jimmy Van M,
Kasey Taylor (Balance),
Nubreed 5 mixed by Lee Burridge,
Danny Howells Nocturnal Frequencies 3 …And Many More
* For full discography: http://www.moshic.com/discography.htm
YouTube Channel : Moshic On YouTube
Moshic started to conquer the dance scene worldwide. However the true fame and publicity came with the “Nightstalker” production.
“Nightstalker” was included in Danny Howells’s “Nocturnal Frequencies 3” and Jimmie Van M’s “Bedrock: Compiled & Mixed” compilations. When “Dj Magazine” announced the tune as the “underground hit of the year”, nothing could stop Moshic’s carrier to expand.
The Moshic mix for John Digweed’s broadcast on Kiss 100, was marked in history. Since then – December 2001 – Moshic has constantly emerged from the underground and finally became its ambassador.
Every day, every week, every month masterpieces like “10@ZE” or the remix of Memnon’s “Locutus” were produced. Year after the Kiss 100 broadcast his “Distorted Patterns” compilation was unearthed. Progressive fans went down to their knees and Moshic was asked to do the Essential Mix that was broadcasted in February of that year. Soon after that his mix was added to the “Dj Mag”’s April issue. This set as well as the Essential Mix, mostly included tracks from not widely known Middle East artists and the world was left without doubts – Moshic is a genius music producer!
In an interview for DjMag he said: “My main ambitions are to export different kinds of productions that will get special attention on the dance floor. I dislike average music and I’m known for producing with perfection. And I will not go the easy way and sample other people works, 100% Moshic and not a cent less.”
A few listenings of his productions or sets are enough to fully understand what the author means. If not remixing, he very often edits the tracks he plays to give them the touch of his unique style; the style filled with darkness and curdling blood energy. The body meekly obeys the perfect sound and fulfills itself in dance, it doesn’t freeze the body.
After more than 300 original releases, hundreds of live international performing around the world, moshic based his name as one of the best progressive house artists in the world ,his unique sounds and the middle east elements he is featuring in his productions made him famous with his own dark style.
Moshic is the owner of the dark progressive house label “Contrast” with classic releases such as “Nanok” , “me myself and life” and “Tokyo Taxi” ,this label expose the unique sound signature of Moshic and the home label of his Dark Tribal and Trancy housy style.
Moshic establish Contrast records with the idea to expose fresh new prog artists from around the globe with the same flavor and style moshic kept in his own label till now with no compromising or giving up to the “trendy” sound like a lot of international artist changed in the last 2 years.