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Mustafa Gundogdu (Turkish: Mustafa Gündoğdu[1] ; born 2 October 1966), best known under his stage name Mousse T., is a German DJ, record producer, film composer and judge on season 15 of Deutschland sucht den Superstar, the German version of Pop Idol. He is best known for the 1998 house hit "Horny '98" (famous for the hook "I'm horny") and for his collaboration with Tom Jones on the 2000 hit "Sex Bomb",[2] from Jones' 1999 album Reload.[3]

Mousse T.
Mousse T. at the Lambertz Monday Night 2017
Mousse T. at the Lambertz Monday Night 2017
Background information
Birth nameMustafa Gundogdu
Also known asMousse T., Afropeans, Mind Flavour, Raw Instinct
Born (1966-10-02) 2 October 1966 (age 54)
Hagen,[1] North Rhine-Westphalia, West Germany
Years active1989–present
LabelsPeppermint Jam
Associated actsBoris Dlugosch, Tom Jones, Roachford, Inaya Day, Tarkan, Emma Lanford
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata

Mousse T. is one of the first producers of house music in his country, alongside contemporaries Boris Dlugosch, DJ Tonka and Ian Pooley.


He was born in Hagen, Germany in 1966 to Turkish parents.[1] He started learning music at age of 13.[1] He 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 and melodic acid jazz music.

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 2002[citation needed]. 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 2005, Mousse T. performed with Emma Lanford and represented Lower Saxony in the Bundesvision Song Contest 2005 with the song "Right About Now", placing 4th with 85 points.[4] In 2006, Placido & Loo released a mash-up called "Horny as a Dandy". The song fused the vocals of "Horny '98" and the music of "Bohemian Like You" by The Dandy Warhols.

In 2006, Mousse T. collaborated Turkish singer Tarkan and composed 3 different remixes for the track Start the Fire of released album named Come Closer.[5]

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.

In 2018, Mousse T. joined the jury of Deutschland sucht den Superstar, the German equivalent to Pop Idol.[6]




Mousse T.

Most tracks co-written by Errol Rennalls


  • 2000 "Pianolick"
  • 2001 "No. 1"
  • 2003 "Everybody/Fallin'"
  • 2004 "Afropeans EP"
  • 2004 "Better Things" (with Inaya Day)

Other aliases

  • 1989 "Don't Stop", as Fresh & Fly (with Hans Hahn)
  • 1991 "African Rhythm", as Fresh & Fly (with Ralf Droesemeyer and Jörg Rump)
  • 1991 "Family of Music", as F.O.M. (with Ralf Droesemeyer)
  • 1991 "C'mon Get Up", as F.O.M. (with Ralf Droesemeyer)
  • 1995 "Mind Flavor EP", as Mind Flavour
  • 1996 "Odyssey One", as 'Federation X (with Grant Nelson)
  • 1996 "Keep Pushin'", as Booom! (with Boris Dlugosch and Inaya Day)
  • 1997 "Hold Your Head Up High", as Booom! (with Boris Dlugosch and Inaya Day)
  • 2001 "Miami Special", as Peppermint Jam Allstars (with Boris Dlugosch and Michi Lange)

(Co-)Production for other artists

  • 1991 Psyche – "Angel Lies Sleeping"
  • 1992 Marc Davis – "Moviestar"
  • 1995 Ve Ve – "We've Got Love"
  • 1996 Raw Instinct – "De La Bass"
  • 1997 Ferry Ultra feat. Roy Ayers – "Dangerous Vibes"
  • 1997 Bootsy Collins feat. MC Lyte – "I'm Leavin U (Gotta Go, Gotta Go)"
  • 1997 Byron Stingily – "Sing a Song"
  • 1997 Randy Crawford – "Wishing on a Star"
  • 1999 Cunnie Williams – "Saturday"
  • 1999 Tom Jones – "Sex Bomb"
  • 2000 Monie Love – "Slice of da Pie"
  • 2001 Ann Nesby – "Love Is What We Need"
  • 2002 No Angels – "Let's Go to Bed"
  • 2004 Inaya Day – "Nasty Girl"
  • 2007 Se:Sa feat. Sharon Phillips – "Like this Like that"


  • 1997 Michael Jackson – "Ghosts"
  • 2006 TarkanStart the Fire Mousse T. Radio Mix
  • 2006 Tarkan – Start The Fire Mousse T. Radio Instrumental Mix
  • 2006 Tarkan – Start The Fire Mousse T. Abi Club Mix
  • 2017 Camelphat & Elderbrook – "Cola (Mousse T.'s Glitterbox Mix)"
  • 2018 Purple Disco Machine ft Baxter – "Encore (Mousse T. Remix)"
  • 2018 Selace – "So Hooked On Your Lovin"
  • 2019 Kylie Minogue – "Step Back in Time"
  • 2001 (Shakedown) "At Night" (Mousse T Remix)

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c d e f Zeynep Bilgehan. "Almanya'ya göçeli yarım asır oldu" (in Turkish). Hürriyet. Archived from the original on 26 September 2019. Retrieved 26 September 2019. 1966’da Hagen’de doğdu. Kariyerine 1990’da Fun Key B adlı küçük grupta klavye çalarak başladı. 1993’te ortağı Errol Rennals’la Peppermint Jam Records’u kurdu. Almanya’nın ilk house music yapımcılarından biri oldu. 1998’de Tom Jones’la işbirliği yaptığı Sex Bomb şarkısıyla dünya çapında ün kazandı. İlk albümü Gourmet de Funk’ı 2001’de, Single listelerinde üst sıralara yükselen ‘Is It Cos I’m Cool?’ şarkısının bulunduğu ikinci albümü All Nite Madness’ı 2004’te çıkardı. Cite has empty unknown parameters: |curly= and |coauthors= (help)
  2. ^ IMO Records. "Mousse T Biography" Archived 13 March 2013 at the Wayback Machine, IMO Records' Retrieved on 14 March 2011.
  3. ^ Jeffries, David. "Biography: Mousse T". AllMusic. Retrieved 5 June 2010.
  4. ^ "Bundesvision Song Contest". (in German). Retrieved 19 April 2015.
  5. ^ Aslı Örnek (28 April 2007). "Yeni albümü için Sezen'le irtibatta" (in Turkish). Sabah. Archived from the original on 26 September 2019. Retrieved 26 September 2019. Cite has empty unknown parameters: |curly= and |coauthors= (help)
  6. ^ "Auf der Suche nach echten Rohdiamanten". (in German). Retrieved 19 January 2018.

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