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.
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!