TOTD // 24/10 // Move D

Published: October 24, 2016, words by Marcos Loveday

Part of the #savefabric takeover


David Moufang, AKA Move D, is one of the more respected selectors/producers in the scene today and it’s easy to see how his upbringing has influenced his output. As a child, Moufang grew up surrounded by his parents’ taste, which included the likes of early Pink Floyd and Kraftwerk. By the time he entered his first techno club in 1989, David had already taken up drums, guitar (taught by two jazz guitar teachers) and had also learnt about classical percussion. But, like many, his first experiences with techno awoke a passion within him that resulted in him becoming the Move D we know today.

His first records made with Jonas Grossmann, under the alias of Deep Space Network, unleashed his experimental and multi-influenced style on the world, showcasing tracks that oozed with Detroit sounds as well as taking nods from his jazz roots. After that, more collaborations came, as well as multiple albums. There aren’t many genres that Move D hasn’t dabbled in, and while his recent output has seen him focusing more on house and acid grooves, his experimental nature and roots in ambient techno and jazz are never far off – in fact, one of Moufang’s biggest strengths is being able to inject a sense of soul, feeling or wonder in his music, and that’s what makes it timeless.

With all of this taken into account, it should come as no surprise that Move D has had the pleasure of playing many a set in fabric’s hallowed DJ booths. As an act that has returned time and time again, from Room 3 to Room 1 performing as a DJ as well as a number of live sets, it was no surprise that he was asked to take part in one of dance music’s highest accolades – mixing a fabric CD. fabric 74 was a hit and showcased Move D’s selection style and character. The music was house-y, fun and upbeat, reflecting the DJ’s laid-back and cheerful character. Fingers crossed he’ll be able to return to a fabric DJ booth soon but for now, it’s an absolute pleasure to welcome him to our TOTD takeover, where we show our support for fabric. Without further ado, have a listen below at the four tracks that take Move D down the fabric memory lane.

This is a tough call! Although, it does feel like I DJed there so many times – mostly in Room 3 but also in Room 1, somehow it seems much easier to talk about all the people I met or heard there – again so many – from Baby Ford to Mixmaster Morris to Lawrence to Roy Davis Junior and of course, the inevitable RV who appears to be an integral part of the facility… ;-)

But let me get back to the actual question and choose 4 records now:”

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Juju & Jordash

Loosey Goosey

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“A colorful and trippy piece that I remember trying out one night in Room 1. It went down so well sounded so good that I just had to put in on my fabric 74 mix CD. With the tight Chicago style bassline and the kinda big room breakdown, I wasn’t too surprised that this one went down a bomb in fabric’s main room.”
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DJ Jus-Ed & Move D

The Grind

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“Here’s one with my main man DJ Jus-Ed (the one and only). I remember how I was anxiously trying it out for the first time in Room 1. I think it did fairly well with that 303 and those hilarious vocal ad-libs by Jus-Ed. Early morning stuff to enjoy with a smile…”
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Da-One Posse

The Groove

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“This badass anthem has probably been played to the Room 1 crowd by a number of DJs over the years – not surprising, since it is such a classic warehouse party tuuuuune!! The bassline is earth-shaking and the clanging TR-707 hi-hats on top – nothing can stop this eternal groove.”
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MK

You Brought Me Love

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“This one is probably compatible with both rooms (as always, if it’s played at the right moment). But it probably describes the vibe of Room 3 in a perfect way – I can literally see Judy dancing to this with me in the DJ booth… Beautiful times – most dearly missed!! Let’s all hope and donate for a happy ending!”

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