December 13, 2011 – 10:56 am
I’m writing this as I listen to a vinyl copy of this release. It’s a thing of dark, twisted beauty. Dday One is an LA-based instrumental hip hop producer working primarily with loops and samples. He also runs the excellent Content Label, which specialises in downbeat hip hop and electronica, which they release on limited vinyl and digital download. Mood Algorithms is a collection of his early works, which was originally released on just 20 cassettes. It’s been restored from one of those tapes, and from the original 3.5″ floppy discs. A record of organic beats, deep grooves and found sounds – like an old but still-working MPC sampler overgrown with weeds and wildflowers. Lush. Vinyl recommended, obviously.