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Mousse T. at the Lambertz Monday Night 2017
2 October 1966|
Hagen, North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany
Mustafa Gündo?du (born 2 October 1966), best known under his stage name Mousse T., is a German DJ, Grammy Award nominated record producer, film composer and judge on season 15 (2018) of Deutschland sucht den Superstar = Germany's version of American Idol. He is best known for his collaboration with Tom Jones, "Sex Bomb", released on Jones' 2000 album Reload., and for the international House Music classic hit "I'm Horny".
One of the first producers of house music in Germany, alongside contemporaries Boris Dlugosch, DJ Tonka and Ian Pooley, Mousse T. began his career in 1990 as keyboard player for a small band known as Fun Key B. At the same time, he set up his own recording studio and began DJing in the city of Hannover. Besides working on his own productions, usually with partner Errol Rennalls, Mousse T. also wrote and produced tracks for other artists. In 1993, he founded, along with Rennalls, Peppermint Jam Records, a label specializing in uplifting house music and melodic acid jazz.
His 1998 production "Horny '98" featuring Hot 'n' Juicy (and a chorus sung by Inaya Day) on vocals reached the top of the Billboard dance charts in the late 1990s and Top 20 in the UK and Australia. It was also featured on Chef Aid: The South Park Album. His first album, Gourmet de Funk, was released in 2001. In 2004, he once again entered the Single Charts with his song "Is It 'Cos I'm Cool?", which is featured on his second album, All Nite Madness, also released in 2004. The song features the vocals of Emma Lanford. In the same year he produced the summer hit "Il Grande Baboomba" of the Italian singer Zucchero Fornaciari, in his album Zu & Co., and he took part in the concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London held in May 2004, with the other guests of the Italian bluesman.
In 2006, Placido & Loo released a mash-up called "Horny as a Dandy". The song fused the vocals of "Horny" and the music of "Bohemian Like You" by The Dandy Warhols. In 2007, he wrote and produced the music for Marc Rothemund's film: Pornorama. His music has been featured in several films and TV series in both the U.S. and internationally.