Before making his name as a house producer under the Moodymanc alias, Danny 'Dubble D' Ward eked out a career as a jazz drummer for hire. Here, he cannily combines jazz and deep house on an EP created with the assistance of a battery of musician friends. Live instrumentation - pianos, double bass, and his own impeccable percussion work - is expertly fused with hypnotic drum machine beats and classic house vocal samples on "Gone", while the brilliant "Stunt" recalls the glory days of Ludovic Navarre's St Germain project. Best of all, though, is the groovy and bumpin' "Cherries", which boasts some seriously good trumpet work. That comes to the fore on the accompanying "Trumpet Strip Dub" of the same track.
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