5 Manda Moor Tracks You Should Know
Dec 10, 2022
4 min read
Manda Moor is unstoppable. In the two short years since the Danish-Filipino producer released her debut EP with Kaluki Musik, she’s already hit the top of the charts, headlined the biggest parties in Ibiza, and started her record label, Mood Child.
Moor wears her admiration for 90s Chicago roots on her sleeve. Though her discography is still compact, it’s worth diving into some of her home runs to date. Her groove-oriented take on tech house already has big-name admirers like Jamie Jones, The Martinez Brothers, and Loco Dice.
Beyond her blazing original beats, Manda’s Mood Edits received wide acclaim during the pandemic leading to the foundation of Mood Child, her record label with Sirus Hood. Many of Moor’s edits no longer have a digital trail, thanks to her limited-release approach.
When it comes to Manda Moor, don’t ignore the deep cuts. And if you find a track you love, snag a copy as soon as possible. You never know when it might disappear.
1. The Climax
This recent record has already proven to be one of Moor’s most beloved. With infectious tribal drums and a tech house feel, this house hit peaked at #10 on the Beatport charts in May of 2022. By the end of the summer, “The Climax” had been spotlighted on mixes by Jamie Jones, Pete Tong, and Claptone. The record lives up to its name, with a massive swell of whoops and hollers that apex in a euphoric cry, “that’s it!” before the infectious breakdown around 3:25.
2. CKay - Gimme Love (Manda Moor Edit)
Moor’s edit of “Gimme Love” by CKay was featured on the 12th volume of Mood Edits, the collaborative project turned record label she cofounded with Sirus Hood in 2020. This track has a tinge of laid-back, island energy, making it perfect for summer Ibiza tracklists. Much like the rest of her Mood Edits, “Gimme Love” is a limited release, available only on Soundcloud or to those who could snag a physical LP of Mood Edits Vol. 12.
“Besame” is another gem off Moor’s The Climax EP via Hot Creations. The week it was released, BBC 1’s Danny Howard highlighted the track on the radio monolith’s Club Mix. With rocking 130 BPM and classic tech house jangles, this track is perfect for the dancefloor. “Besame” has such a universal appeal it was even able to crossover into a tracklist by techno queen Nicole Moudaber in early August.
“Triptease” was released with Moor’s Péché Mignon EP at the tail end of 2021. While this track may not have gotten the peer plays of some of her other hits, “Triptease” remains a Beatport favorite, sitting comfortably at #3 in Moor’s Top Ten nearly a year after its release. The Péché Mignon EP would be Moor’s only release with Tamango Records, the imprint of acclaimed Italian DJ and producer Yaya.
5. Slow Touch (Manda Moor Edit)
A Soundcloud favorite, Moor’s edit of Young T & Bugsey’s “Don’t Rush” has amassed nearly 80,000 streams between Soundcloud and YouTube at the time of publication. This track merges islandy tech house with hip-hop finesse. Featured on the first volume of Mood Edits in 2020, the internet went wild for it. Early birds were able to purchase the track via Bandcamp, unfortunately the chance to own this has passed. “Slow Touch,” like many Moor edits, will remain a rarified deep cut for house fans and DJs to eternally pine over.