Maldo is the French half of the MOODY PREACHERS duo, who signed 2 EPs and a track on a common EP on ADRENOGROOV, the very well known Swiss label. Moody Preachers is a common project with the upcoming Italian producer Luca Baldini, who has more and more success on TURBO RECORDS with his other project DRAMA SOCIETY.
Both members of the duo have been involved in electronic music since the early 90s. After 10 years of Djing, Maldo released his first track in 2000 on famous F Communications (a remix of Laurent Garnier’s single Greed).
Then Moody Preachers met at the Rex club in Paris and got friends thanks to their common passion for Laurent Garnier, and the pioneer sound from Detroit and Chicago, which is also highly present in their sets. They collaborated on a couple of tracks, and one of these ended on Adrenogroov’s desk, catching the attention of Salvatore Freda, the label manager who soon after signed them on an exclusive basis.
Their first shot, titled ‘After Darkness EP’ (adv004 – including a remix by Fabrice Lig), became soon record of the month in several respected Dance Magazines as Muzik, DJ Mag, Seven.. and got fine comments also in Trax, Partysan, Xpander.. as well as massive supports coming from stars like Jeff Mills, Mr. C and Laurent Garnier, just to name a few.
Laurent decided to license the track ‘Abuses on Rachel’ (which is already considered as an underground classic by several professionals) on his long awaited mixed compilation “Excess Luggage”, released in October 2003 on F Com.
The amazing start of their first project allowed them to play in a very short time in several well-respected places as the Rex in Paris, Traxx in Zurich, Fuse in Brussels, Link in Bologna, Barbar in Turin, 4sans in Bordeaux, etc..
After such an unexpected success, Adrenogroov naturally asked them for a follow up EP titled ‘Downward Spiral’ (adv005 – including a remix by Deetron) out on April 2003, which is already record of the month in the famous Trax magazine in France and De:bug in Germany, doing the buzz among DJs like: Trevor Rockliffe, DJ C1, Mr G, Laurent Garnier, David Duriez, etc..
After a short break in 2004, Moody Preachers will be back again on Adrenogroov in February and March 2005, with 2 EP’s. The first one contains a remix by David Duriez of their crazy acid house track “SP12 resurrection”, and the second one is an amazing Detroit-techno killer track named “Chasing the Dragon”, fasten your seatbelts!!