Danny Ward aka Dubble D, Moodymanc, Vault, Balaphonic and more to come... Crate digger, Jazz musician, Vinyl Record Producer, re-mixer and DJ.... Doing my best to keep it honest and unreal... :)
I've been lucky, and I still am! I've been doing nothing but music in my life since the late 80s.... I became a jazz obsessive drummer and percussionist in my early teens which sparked a love affair with Black Music which I am still exploring. I've been lucky enough to work with some of my musical heroes on both sides of the glass and on stage...and still am. I was lucky enough to have a couple of brushes with major label mainstream chart busting projects which allowed me to realize that was definitely NOT what I wanted out of music. I try to live my life as an honest artist. The records I make and play are an attempt to express things that I am excited about musically and politically. I'm not interested in following fashions, or being the next big thing. The sole purpose of what I do is to continue doing what I do, with nothing but love in my heart.... I don't always succeed but i do my best :)
House music is a home to me. For me it's all about records, and dancefloors, freedom, and expression; "us" not "me". Why the name "moodymanc"? It was a nickname given to me by the guys at 2020 vision, of course with a nod to Kenny, but also in reference to the fact I am a "manc", the name for a native of Manchester, England. It of course was the joke that nobody got... Some people hate it.... It's just a name. House music is about RECORDS... for me the name on them doesn't matter... the music and the intent will always shine through, I certainly hope it does with the ones I make, no matter what name I put them out under! If you have a problem with the name, shut your eyes.... If you still have a problem with the music....I guess I'm just not for you :)
I LOVE to DJ. I love to represent the music, records and sounds I love by rocking a PARTY! There's no pretense, I am going to do my utmost to make sure that you and I have the best night possible with music that is going to bring it on for you by the fact it is firmly rooted in SOUL, whatever the "style". I hope we get to do this together sometime.... Feel free to holla up anytime you like. If I'm not already playing, I'd much rather be :)
Selected discography Moodymanc
There's lots.... and more to come... Please check my pages at the usual sites or visit a record shop... it's more fun that way!
All my newer stuff is on soundcloud www.soundcloud.com/moodymanc