Moodymann (KDJ - Detroit)
Ghosts On Tape
+ Low Limit (Lazer Sword)
Sunset Music and Public Works are proud to announce the return of legendary producer extraordinaire: Moodyman! Adding musical support is Untold (UK) + the Icee Hot crew in the Loft.
9:30pm till late night | 21+
Sunset Music Main Room DJ’s:
Moodyman (KDJ – Detroit)
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.
When describing artists from the UK, the word “badman” often gets thrown around a little too frequently, but in the case of Untold (a.k.a. Jack Dunning), the term is entirely appropriate. Beginning in 2008, the Hemlock Recordings boss has thrown down a steady stream of hard-edged, drum-heavy productions, both for his own label and such storied imprints as Hessle Audio, Hotflush, Numbers, R&S, and Clone. Early releases such as “Anaconda” and the Gonna Work Out Fine EP found him twisting low-end-heavy, dubstep-informed sounds into mutant rhythmic forms, but in recent years, he’s increasing gravitated toward techno formulas, recently culminating in the nightmarish and haunting Change in a Dynamic Environment trilogy. It’s been more than two years since Untold brought his ominous stylings to a San Francisco dancefloor, so we’re especially thrilled to have him headline the Oddjob Loft alongside the like-minded Icee Hot crew.