Lecture: Moodymann (London 2010)
Despite his refusal to give interviews, Kenny Dixon Jr’s voice has been clearly amongst the loudest, when it comes to preserving the rich heritage of Afro-American music and fighting the music industry powers that be. Blessed with an immaculate way of sampling, he takes stems from blues and soul, and respectfully takes them onto the next level – just check his 'Tribute (To The Soul We Lost)' ode to Marvin Gaye for proof. From his dark and dusty deep house tunes on Peacefrog, Planet E and his own KDJ label, to his more recent outings on the R&B-drenched Mahogani Music imprint, Moodymann's fingerprint has stayed unmistakable. You can't kick this feeling when it hits!