The hype around Moodymann is real. Last week when we saw Taylor McFerrin, he prefaced his encore by stating that he’s been really into Detroit house and Moodymann as of late, before diving into a 10-minute jazz-house improv cut alongside drummer Marcus Gilmore.
At House of Yes on Saturday night, Moodymann showcased just how he’s our favorite artists’ favorite DJ. A mix of rare cuts, fire edits, and feel-good bangers kept the Bushwick club dancing into the early morning.
Some of the crowd danced freely on the stage, completely blocking the view of the DJ and making it more of a party atmosphere, with everyone facing each other. Of course, this must have been perfect for Moody, a DJ who’s notoriously shrouded his face from the public’s eye for decades. Treetops, the promoter for the night, did a wonderful job at not cramming the club, despite ticket sales selling out with dozens of people trying to get in the night of. Kudos.
Spinning a mix of disco, house and even rock, Moodymann crafted yet another insanely great set. While I was busting my finest dance moves, Shazam was kindly taking notes for me…here’s some of what we heard:
Andres came on at like 4am and started with some hip hop flavor, dropping this one at one point. I thought it was a Nas track but it was fire…