This Techno DJ Refused to Unplug His Equipment for Nicole Moudaber at Movement

It seems like the rain wasn’t the only thing that affected Lebanese/British Techno Queen Nicole Moudaber. Monday Afternoon, Nicole took it out on the social platform X (formerly Twitter) to express her mistreatment while trying to set up for her set as Movement Music Festival announced the gates would reopen. Fans were concerned that the main stage remained silent for an hour before Richie Hawtin started his set, debuting his new DEX EFX X0X project.


In her post, Moudaber explains how after being called back to play her set as the weather cleared out, the DJ meant to close out the night (Richie Hawtin) refused to unplug his equipment so she could play. Thus, the stage stood silent for an hour until Richie Hawtin performed his set and closed out the night. There has been no public response from Movement officials nor Richie Hawtin’s team. We are not sure if it was a miscommunication or flat-out disrespect. Nevertheless, Nicole closed out the weekend celebrating 10 years of her In The Mood radio. With support from Devon James and Techno Titan Chris Liebing, Techno reigned supreme in the city of Detroit.

Stay tuned for an exclusive interview we did with Moudaber. We sat down moments before she got on stage for her In The Mood 10-year anniversary set.