by / January 6th, 2010 /

HYPE: Moodyman – Crawdaddy, Dublin

Subject presents:

HYPE at CrawDaddy
POD Complex, Harcourt St, Dublin 2
Friday January 29th 2010
& Support // Doors 11pm
Adm: e18. Advance tickets:

Moodymann [Kenny Dixon Jr.] – An introduction…

An outspoken voice in the normally non-confrontational world of electronic
dance music, Moodymann [Kenny Dixon Jr.] is committed to keeping a
distinctly black imprint on techno and house.

Moodymann worked at several Detroit record stores in the mid-nineties
including a store owned by producer Blake Baxter. During the mid-nineties
Kenny 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.

Moodymann sound is a hybrid form of techno/house dance music arrived at
via innovative use of reworked riffs, samples and grooves. While he may
frustrate people with his refusal to be interviewed and insistence on
reminding people of the genre’s origins, the soulfulness of his output is
unquestioned. 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.

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