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THAT MIXMAG THING WITH MOODYMANN

08 November 2012
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THAT MIXMAG THING WITH MOODYMANN

That Mixmag Thing is back and, oh boy, is it big. Once again we return to Distrikt in Leeds and this time we host none other than Kenny Dixon Jr aka Moodymann.

The night takes place on December 21 from 5pm-6am, it's free entry all night and you can even get half price drinks between 5pm-10pm.

As well as Moodymann on the night, Mono_cult's Matt Long and Flux big boy Aartekt will be supporting along with Luke Pompey, Gav Paul, Inenco Music and Haydn Porter.

You can check out some more information about Moodymann below so that you know what to expect on the night.

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Moodymann also known as Kenny Dixon Jr or KDJ for short, is a Techno/House musician based in Detroit, Michigan.

He creates a thoroughly hybrid form of techno/house dance music, jazz, soul, disco and funk via his innovative use of reworked riffs, samples (including old movie soundtrack samples mainly culled from the old blaxploitation and b-movie genres), and grooves taken from Detroit's historically influential jazz, R&B, soul, funk, and disco scene.

He is outspoken on the current state of dance music, decrying the lack of black techno and the white domination of the genre.
His sets often feature him playing hidden from the crowd, the dj booth covered in white sheets.

He is also known to stop records while they are playing to talk to the crowd. In many of his gigs he would stop the music, scratch the vinyl on the decks then lift the record and speak to the crowd informing them how his women prefer 12".

Moodymann is a strong supporter of the Vinyl Preservation Society and an outspoken voice in the normally non-confrontational world of electronic dance music.

Kenny worked at several Detroit record stores in the mid-nineties including a store owned by producer Blake Baxter. During the mid-nineties he was also the resident DJ at the Detroit based Outcast Motorcycle Club. At that time he was known as "House". After his first several releases on Planet E Records Kenny became quite popular in France and from there his popularity grew.

Utilizing classic soul and jazz samples, low-slung bass lines and an approach to drum programming that is diametrically opposed to the tendency to push the tempo faster and faster, he has achieved classic status thanks to gems like "Sunday Morning", "Shades of Jae", and his remix of Innerzone Orchestra's "People Make the World Go Round". Following years of 12" only releases, he compiled his best work on "Silentintroduction", one of the most celebrated albums of the late 90s.

This event is one not to be missed due to the sheer magnitude of Moodymann so head over to the Distrikt website or Facebook for more information about the event and how to get tickets.

TAGS: DISTRIKT / LEEDS / MOODYMANN / THAT MIXMAG THING / TIGER

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