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This self-titled effort from 2014 is rich, varied and full of many KDJ production trademarks: the smudged and fuzzy samples, the off-balance codas, re-fried disco cut-ups, deep, glowing techno, raw soul, references to the shifting history of black music, and all with the spirit of Detroit hanging over proceedings. His vocals are continually mutated and altered by studio effects, his arrangements play with pitch and tempo and stylistically he’s happy to carve out a musical journey that twists and turns from genre to genre. It’s one of his best most fully realised outings, fun and serious, cosmic and earthy: Moodymann is full-fat, supercharged, heartbreak soul and futurist disco. 

Harold Heath

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