Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Moodymann / Moody is the moniker under which Kenny Dixon Jr. produces and DJs. He is a techno/house musician based in Detroit. In his production, he created a thoroughly hybrid form of techno/house dance music via his innovative use of reworked riffs, samples and grooves taken from that city's historically influential jazz, soul, funk and disco scene. Some call it cut-up Detroit house.
He offers a friendly wink backwards at the innovative early 1990s rave scene musicians through his extensive use of old movie sound track samples, mainly culled from the old blaxploitation and b-movie genres. As a performer, he has been known to DJ behind a mask or screen.
He is a member of 3 Chairs collective.
So far, Dixon Jr. released seven studio albums under his Moodymann moniker.
Silentintroduction in 1997 on Planet E
Mahogany Brown in 1998 on Peacefrog
Forevernevermore in 2000 on Peacefrog
Silence in the Secret Garden in 2003 on Peacefrog
Black Mahogani and Black Mahogani II in 2004 on Peacefrog
Moodymann in 2014 on KDJ
In 2018, Moodymann teased a new album coming in June with a 12" called Pitch Black City Reunion. This album, however, never officially came out. Moodymann handed out few copies at several of his DJ gigs to random fans. Few vinyl copies of this Untitled album appeared on Discogs, selling for hundreds of dollars.
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