Several years after his successful debut album „Keep It Raw,“ Dusty hits home with this ecelectic 4 track EP which represents a foretaste of his second album „Mood Matters“. The Jazz&Milk label founder consistantly straddles the line between tradition and modernity and proves that an album need not simply commit itself to a genre or two; and in the process ups the ante considerably by featuring a broad spectrum of musical styles, bringing together Dusty’s favourite leanings such as Jazz, Funk, Soul, Afrobeat, Latin, percussive Beats and Deep House rhythms, while seeking a natural balance between accoustic, electronic and traditional sounds through the prism of a club-music oriented approach.
This fusion is brilliantly demonstrated on the title track „Mood Matters“ which meshes forward-driven house beats with organic instrumentation – a big Jazz banger for the dancefloor! „Danse Macabre“ features Dusty’s live band project „Bad Jazz Troupe“ taking you on a wild trip between massive horn sections, heavy beats and deep basslines. On the B-side you’ll find the strong Afro-Funk piece „Seventy Three“ with its sweeping horns, charming Afrobeat guitars and mighty drumbeats and let’s not forget the soulful beauty of „Longing Lingers“, featuring the heavenly voice of Carla Vallet ,as well as one of Munich’s most talented producers, Bartellow.
Catch the video for the title track „Mood Matters“. Paper drum- and tape machines are brought to life through elaborately generated stop-motion sequences which can also be found on the cover artwork - handmade and directed by the artist himself.
WRITTEN, PRODUCED & MIXED BY CHRISTOPH DOEPKE / DUSTY
ALL TRACKS TAKEN FROM THE FULL ALBUM „MOOD MATTERS“.
*4 LONGING LINGERS: CO-WRITTEN & PRODUCED BY BENI BRACHTEL | VOCALS WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY CARLA VALLET
*3 SEVENTY THREE: HORNS ARRANGED & ENGINEERED BY TODD SIMON
*1 & *3: ANALOGUE MIXDOWN BY SAMUEL IRL & CHRISTOPH DOEPKE
ARTWORK BY ANIMISIEWASZ FOR ARTVADERS | COVER PHOTOGRAPHY BY MARKUS BURKE | PAPER MODELS BY DUSTY
MASTERED BY CALYX MASTERING BERLIN