- Moodymanc (Double D)
Danny Ward has been producing records in his own right since the mid nineties under the name ‘Dubble D’, having produced two albums and a string of 12”s on 2020Vision and others under that name, and co-founding and producing the group 2020 Soundsystem with Ralph Lawson and Silver City. In the 90s and early noughties he collaborated and appeared on records with such luminaries as Fila Brazilia, The Pharcyde, Rae & Christian, Nightmares on Wax, Awesome 3 and a host of others but it was the cheeky monniker and imprint ‘Moodymanc’, given to him by 2020 Vision cohorts Lawson and Andy Whittaker that brought him firmly into the spotlight of House Music lovers worldwide.
Hits including such classics as “Joy” and “Black Paint” have followed on luminary labels such as Tsuba, Exploited, and Local Talk amongst others have established Danny as one of the most in- demand remixers on the planet and his own high design, vinyl led label , “Well Cut Records” is creating quite a splash. His recent “Balaphonic” project on the label has been championed by Detroit Swindle, Jimpster and Osunlade amongst other heavy hitters and has topped of the afro and latin charts and his ‘Well Cut Jazz Workshop’ project which showcases collaborations with some of the leading lights of the contemporary Jazz world has caused a lot of excitement. He is an integral part of "Powerdance", a transatlantic collective of forward thinking Disco producers spearheaded by Luke Solomon but including members of LCD soundsystem, Greenskeepers, Metro Area and more, whose debut album was voted electronic album of the year 2017 by the Guardian, and is collaborating with Horsemeat Disco on their current releases.
Danny’s background as a jazz musician of international repute and lifelong collector and connoisseur of records from across the musical spectrum gives him an edge as a DJ which few others have. Whether it’s playing dusty rare grooves or laying down 4 to the floor from intimate parties to festival stages he brings a diverse and dynamic selection which never fails to move the crowd. His enthusiasm for DJ ing and for music is infectious and have meant a solid stream of re-bookings from promoters worldwide. Past bookings have included Space Ibiza, Fabric London, Liquid Rooms Tokyo, Badaboum Paris, Watergate Berlin, SASH Sydney and festivals including Glastonbury, Sonar and many many more...
Imminent releases include tracks on Nicetrax, 22Digit and 3am recordings on vinyl, with more projects to come on his own Well Cut Records and further explorations with Powerdance.... Watch this space!