DJ style: “Jackin’ house.”
Best known for: “Live performances.”
Fave tune of 2018: “Antoine Delvig ‘Disciples’.”
Breakthrough DJ/producer of 2018: “Tony Romera.”
Hailing from Switzerland and now settled in Paris, Mosimann — formerly known as Quentin Mosimann — has been a regular in the Top 100 since 2012. This year has seen his groovin’ brand of jackin’ house take him around the world, and into the studio for Warner Music, where he’s been working on an “electro-pop mainstream EP”.
Fuelled by some hilarious Facebook videos — including playing the CDJ cue button with his feet — and his love of McDonald’s, Mosimann began DJing at the age of 14 before winning the French TV talent show Star Academy at the age of 20. Since then he’s had a string of hit albums and records both in the mainstream and for independent labels like Zouk Recordings and Nicky Romero’s Protocol.
His energetic live performances and DJ sets, along with his time in the public eye, mean Mosimann has amassed a huge, dedicated fanbase, but he’s never afraid of taking things a bit deeper. Either way, with plenty more studio-time penciled in for 2019, expect a lot more from the prolific Parisian.
Words: DECLAN MCGLYNN