The Dancer

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Moodymann's fourth EP, The Dancer, finds the Detroit artist practicing a rather minimal style of house music with a live feel. For each of these two songs, he lays down a thick foundation of sampled percussion with plenty of funk and enough variety in terms of structuring to carry these songs for long over five minutes each. "The Dancer" acts as the more minimal of the two, adding only an old-school keyboard melody to the percussion, which he repeats variations of for the majority of the song. Similar in style, "Long Hot Sex Nights" lays down Moodymann's patented percussion with some live keyboard playing and the vocals and sax of Norma Jean Bell. Throughout the song, a subtle background melody loops through the nine-plus minutes of this song, mirroring the melodic vocal chorus.

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