Moshic Shlomi, also known as Mo Shic (or Mo-Shic) and Argonout, also forms one half of the duos Moshic da Silva (with Rui da Silva), Remosh (with Rene Vidal), Moshic & OMB and Moshic & Zidan.
Moshic, an Israeli national, is a producer whose pieces thrill thousands of progressive house and trance fans. He grew up in a family of musicians, but not everything in his life inclined towards cheerful singing.
At the age of 18, he was enlisted to the Israeli National Service, where as a medic, he had to deal with death everyday. Soldiers brought from Lebanon were dying right in front of his eyes. Continuous suicide attacks and living on a time bomb made Moshic understand that 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 was Moshic’s first project and saw his experimental trance releases through Cyber records (NL).
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. A year after the Kiss 100 broadcast his “Distorted Patterns” compilation was unearthed. Progressive fans went down on their knees and Moshic was asked to do the Essential Mix that was broadcast in February of that year. Soon after that his mix was added to “Dj Mag” April issue. This set as well as the Essential Mix, mostly included tracks from little known Middle East artists and the world was left without doubts – Moshic is a genius music producer!
In an interview for soundrevolt.com 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 seeking perfection in my productions. And I will not go the easy way and sample other people's work, 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.
To date Moshic has produced and released over 60 tracks! But it’s not the end! More are waiting to be published – the fruits of his collaboration with Rui Da Silva to name just a few.
The darkness shines brightly, showing that progressive can still be breathtaking…
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