Move D (DE)

Germany’s unassuming house and techno trailblazer Move D (aka David Moufang), has been crafting timeless, subtle productions and working up an adventurous synth sweat for more than two decades. Starting in the late 80s, he tapped into his passions for space and technology and applied them to clever, slow-building electronic cuts. He was instrumental in shaping the early 90s ambient/chillout genre with Jonas Grossman as Deep Space Network, and soon after began recording as Move D for his own Source Records label. His debut solo album, Kunststoff (1995), was ultimately hailed as a techno classic upon its reissue more than a decade later. But as his career longevity has proven, this production veteran has never been one to get off on quick-fix acclaim. He’s long used his trademark polyphonic synths and samplers to emotive effect, whether riding along the Chicago house/Detroit techno axis or flooding his sound with washes of dub, ambient, funk and jazz. This discerning selector’s extensive discography includes releases on forward-thinking labels (Modern Love, Warp, Electric Minds) and many alternate monikers used as part of delightfully experimental collaborations – namely, Magic Mountain High (with Juju & Jordash) and Reagenz (with Jonah Sharp). His talents as a cuts curator are in full effect across his brand new mix for the esteemed Fabric series, showing off his deep ear for unsung gems and subterranean soul music.

NOCTURNE 1
MUTEK 2015, spain

Moog Club 05/03/2015

MUTEK // PIKNIC
MUTEK 2014, montreal

Jean-Drapeau Park 01/06/2014

Germany’s unassuming house and techno trailblazer Move D (aka David Moufang), has been crafting timeless, subtle productions and working up an adventurous synth sweat for more than two decades. Starting in the late 80s, he tapped into his passions for space and technology and applied them to clever, slow-building electronic cuts. He was instrumental in shaping the early 90s ambient/chillout genre with Jonas Grossman as Deep Space Network, and soon after began recording as Move D for his own Source Records label. His debut solo album, Kunststoff (1995), was ultimately hailed as a techno classic upon its reissue more than a decade later. But as his career longevity has proven, this production veteran has never been one to get off on quick-fix acclaim. He’s long used his trademark polyphonic synths and samplers to emotive effect, whether riding along the Chicago house/Detroit techno axis or flooding his sound with washes of dub, ambient, funk and jazz. This discerning selector’s extensive discography includes releases on forward-thinking labels (Modern Love, Warp, Electric Minds) and many alternate monikers used as part of delightfully experimental collaborations – namely, Magic Mountain High (with Juju & Jordash) and Reagenz (with Jonah Sharp). His talents as a cuts curator are in full effect across his brand new mix for the esteemed Fabric series, showing off his deep ear for unsung gems and subterranean soul music.

Nocturne 4
MUTEK 2010, montreal

Métropolis 06/06/2010

A designer of utterly unique and involving soundscapes informed by roots in rave-era ambient music, Move D (aka David Moufang) can best be described as taking the intelligence and deep textures of IDM and imbuing them onto the softer, sexier parameters of the Chicago house/Detroit techno axis.   His tracks build slowly, taking time to reveal their full breadth, but the many fans already on board with Moufang’s style know that Move D is all about the journey and little to do with a final destination.  Getting his start in the early 90’s as half of the under-rated chillout-room ambient duo Deep Space Network, Moufang began recording for his own Source Records label as Move D in the mid-90s.  But the word didn’t really begin to get out on Moufang’s talents until the 2006 reissue of his 1995 album “Kunstoff”, which was instantly hailed as a pioneering classic of European techno/house scene.  A consummate collaborator, Move D returned in 2008 with Benjamin Brunn for the equally classic Songs from the “Beehive”, which considered by many to be one of the best electronic-music albums of that year.

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