Moullinex is the alter ego of the Portuguese producer, DJ, and multi-instrumentalist Luís Clara Gomes. From science to art, from spontaneity to formalism, from the organic to the artificial, from isolation to the community, Moullinex prospers in intersections. It is within these intersections that he creates his music, that which lives within the boundaries of a dancefloor but also allows introspection when heard in the intimacy of headphones. From melancholic contemplations in electronic music to a more exuberant house and disco sound, his work has been collecting global compliments and critiques. It was gazing at the stars that Luís Clara Gomes developed his passion for astronomy. As a child he drew galactic maps and imaginary spaceships that, later on, took him to investigate astronomy and neurology. His passion for science opened his path towards electronic music where Vangelis and Giorgio Moroder, and later Air, Stevie Wonder and MPB, became his main influences. With Xinobi he created Discotexas in 2007, a collective that began as a monthly residency at Lux Frágil in Lisbon and, later on, became a record label that rapidly established itself as a national and international reference. He began by making remixes for Cut Copy, Sebastien Tellier, Royksopp and Robyn, as he explored originals in Discotexas. After “Flora” (2012), “Elsewhere” (2015), and “Hypersex” (2017), his new album “Requiem for Empathy” (2021) comes as a confirmation of his huge versatility and subtleness as a multifaceted producer. This new work evokes a new beginning phase that follows electronic lines, far from the traditional instrumental, evidencing a more emotional and vulnerable facet. “Requiem for Empathy” also counts with special collaborations. GPU Panic, Elkstra Bonus, Sara Tavares, Selma Uamusse and Afonso Cabral are the guests that alongside Moullinex redefine Lisbon’s musical scene, by connecting with multiple cultural expressions, where the Portuguese capital is naturally the meeting point. With the support of Pete Tong at BBC Radio, The Fader, Mixmag, Dj Mag, Triple J Radio Australia and others, his most recent singles count with remixes of “disco-don” from LA, Poolside, the English maestro Seb Wildblood, the highly praised producer Patrice Bäumen and even Damien Lazarus who is the man behind Crosstown Rebels, an unavoidable music institution of music for underground dance. At his improvised home studio, he recorder the single “Luz”, whose music video was filmed with binoculars and his friends by his balcony. He also directs livestreams for the prestigious DJ Mag and Worldwide FM, and he aso explores artificial intelligence in a visual context in his most recent work “Requiem for Empathy”. The central theme of empathy led him to put together an artistic residency with neuroscientists, musicians, and visual artists, where the group developed a performance using volunteers’ brain activity. Can science and art create empathy? That is what Moullinex tried to discover in his fourth album. Requiem for Empathy departs from this main interest of Luís Clara Gomes, studying the heart on a dancefloor, but offering us likewise, safe havens for contemplation, highly digital and synthetic but not any less physical and emotional.
On a journey of contemplative introspection, Luís Clara Gomes' fourth album will take us, as always, to the dance floors.
Ana Patrícia Silva in Time Out
This new track celebrates the long relationship, both professional and friendly, between the two artists by joining forces in a memorable and mesmerizing track, with both ancestry and innovation, already played live in a rapturous reception of the public in one of the few shows that could do last year.
in Glam Magazine
Hypersex was one of the projects most praised by critics that year, a work that had contributions from Georgia Anne Muldrow, Da Chick or Marta Ren and offered a roof to some of the tracks that dictated the vibrations that were felt on national dance floors as “ Love Love Love ”,“ Open House ”or“ Work It Out ”.
in Rimas e Batidas