Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Moodymanc - Thumbs Up

1. Thumbs Up
2. Seedz (Drum Dub)
3. Seedz (Original Mix)

The Tsuba Colours series continues with the debut Tsuba release from Moodymanc who has chosen green for the vinyl & sleeves and the iconic conga drums for the artwork. Like the first Tsuba Colours release by label boss Kevin Griffiths each 12“ will be shrinkwrapped and limited to 500 copies. Otherwise known as Dubble D of 20:20 Soundsystem, Moodymanc aka Danny Ward is the real deal. A jazz drumming, house music obsessive he has toured live, DJ’d the world over and is now carving a nimpeccable reputation as Moodymanc. With releases scheduled for Third Ear, Dessous and Connaisseur to name but a few, his reputation looks unlikely to be shaken, too. ”Seedz” combines tribal drums, delicate keys and subtle horns in fine style, referencing the best of New York house while remaining modern in feel. No loop-driven drum assault, “Seedz” is a carefully structured slice of deep house. B-side cut “Thumbs Up” goes south with a latin/afrobeat house direction. Carnival drums, FM bass and an unrelenting drive do the work while low-in-the-mix filtered loops ebb and flow throughout, adding the sort of melody the lazy among us would characterise as summery.

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