Tag: moodymann

In Conversation: Tee Mango & Amp Fiddler

UK producer, and the man behind cult clothing brand Millionhands, Tee Mango returns this summer with his latest long-player,  ’50 Songs’. This album is perhaps his most personal to date, seeing him delve deep into soulful territory, helped along in no small way by the contributions of Detroit’s Amp Fiddler. Amp Fiddler has a discography that takes in work with Prince, George Clinton, Moodymann and many more besides and makes his mark here on lead single ‘Feels Like Whatever’. Tee and Amp took time out to get ‘In Conversation’ for us and shed a little light on their working process ... Read more

Interview: Kerri Chandler

Ever since his teens, New Jersey native Kerri Chandler has been making and playing music with a unique sense of soul, jazz and undeniable sense of DEEP. From releaseing on majors like Atlantic, King Street Sounds and Nervous via his own Madhouse label, his work is never short of a genre-defining classic. Kerri’s dynamic, keyboard-infused DJ sets are consistently showcased at the world’s best clubs and festivals, as well as being a frequent visitor, and fan of, many Amsterdam based organizations. On 20 October, Kerri Chandler dropped his edition to the famed DJ-KICKS mix series, structuring it as a musical ... Read more

5 Reasons Why: Buiten Westen

Free spirits of Amsterdam will once again collect under Buiten Westen’s colorful Tree of Life this Saturday, July 15. With a vast location, a heavyweight artist lineup, and a couple surprises in tow, navigating everything Buiten Westen has to offer may be daunting, albeit undeniably adventurous. So, with that, we thought we’d help out a bit and highlight 5 aspects of this colorful festival that most appeal to us. Naturally the music holds most of the attention, but did you know that it is also one of Amsterdam’s most tightly knit festival communities. Here, check out our “5 Reasons Why” ... Read more

DJ Koze, Tale of Us, Stephen Bodzin All Set To Join Extrema Outdoor Belgium 2017

Having promised their biggest lineup to date, Extrema Outdoor unveils just that for its 2017 edition. 2-4 June is the date; Houthalen – Helchteren is the place. Having already announced Ben Klock, Marcel Dettmann, Stephan Bodzin and Tale Of Us, now joined by headliners Sven Väth, Luciano, Pan-Pot, Joris Voorn, Moodymann, Rødhåd, and Chris Liebing. Tickets are on sale now (but going fast). Find the information below. 2-4 June | Extrema Outdoor 2017 | Tickets | Belgium

DHA Mix #240 By Christian Nielsen

Deviating from producing to feed the masses, Danish DJ & producer Christian Nielsen delivers us a sound-defying mix. Christian Nielsen has emerged onto the scene quickly and proficiently. Catching attention from labels such as Noir, 8bit and Play It Down, his success due to his poignant and distinctive sound was inevitable. His working efforts are hidden in an office by day, and bloom in the evenings where he perfects and showcases his sound. His music has evolved out of close study of musical inspirations such as Kerri Chandler, Mr. V, Moodymann and the late works of Frankie Knuckles. His more recent ... Read more

Moodymann, Richie Hawtin and Dixon to Headline Polaris Festival this December

Gearing up it’s second edition this December is Polaris Festival in Swiss mountain resort Verbier. Located 2200 metres above the sea level (which is exactly 2201 metre higher above the sea than Amsterdam) lays The Black Mountain, or in the original The Mouton Noir. Located in the middle of Vebier’s ski slopes with stunning views of the Swiss Alps, The Black Mountain shall welcome the guests of Polaris Festival 2016 for a three day celebration with five stages and a shiveringly-good line-up. The headlining bunch is notorious from Moodymann, Dixon, Lil Louis to the harder sounds of Richie Hawtin, Luciano and Chris Liebing. But thats ... Read more

Marcel Dettmann Tapped For Latest DJ-Kicks Edition

Marcel Dettmann is set to release the latest edition of esteemed mix series DJ-Kicks, arriving on 14 October. The latest chapter in a career of achievement, Dettmann follows recent submissions by the likes of Moodymann and Jackmaster, with an unreleased production heavy mix meant for the connoisseurs and the casuals. As the Berghain resident states on the mix, “[it is a]lost and found story – I can draw from 25 years of collecting records, digging deep, revisiting, researching,” resulting in 19 tracks spanning a wide array of subgenres; ranging from a new vocal-led Stnuff Trax release, to rapping on Clarence ... Read more

DHA Dimensions 2016 Agenda: Massive Attack, Moodymann & More

Forget the fear of missing out at Dimensions. It is a festival that is not so much about big names, but moreso about discoveries and experiences. However, there are few performances we are waiting for like kids for candy so we cannot go without emphasizing the reasons why one should not miss them. And last but not least, we have prepared our subjective schedule for the festival, which we are happy to share with you below Massive Attack After almost six years of silence, Massive attack has come back with even new subliminal productions on their singles “Ritual Spirit”and “Spoils”, ... Read more

Preview: Dekmantel 2016

One of Amsterdam’s top destinations for left-field side of the dance music spectrum, Dekmantel, is readying their 2016 edition with another 3 days full of electronic culture. Held during the day in the sprawling nature of Amsterdam Bos, Dekmantel’s brand is as synonymous with the Dutch capital as it is for quality curation. With International dates, a renowned label, and some of the most committed followers in the game, the 4 – 7 August event will surely see its name uttered on the lips of artists and fans alike for the coming months. See also: Festival Report: Dekmantel 2015 This ... Read more

Detroit Scene Supporting Flint With Water Crisis Fundraiser

Detroit’s House and Techno community is joining forces to support the neighbouring, water crisis-struck city of Flint, Michigan, in the form of a grand fundraiser dubbed “Something in the Water (Does Not Compute)”. The fundraiser bills what seems like the entire Detroit electronic music community, including Moodymann, DJ Minx, Patrice Scott, 2AM/FM, Marissa Guzman, Stacey Hale, Rick Wilhite and many others. Surprisingly, techno don Kevin Saunderson has been booked to operate the bar instead of the DJ booth for the occasion. 100 % of the proceeds of “Something in the Water (Does Not Compute)” will directly benefit Flint by providing ... Read more

Stream Moodymann’s Entire DJ-Kicks Mix For Free

Out 19 February, iconic Detroit DJ & Producer Moodymann curates and mixes the 51st edition of !K7’s famed DJ-Kicks series. Over 3 vinyls, 75 minutes, and 30 tracks, Moodymann aka Kenny Dixon Jr fuses jazz, funk, soul, blues and rock in an unpredictable, esoteric way. Much like his DJ sets, DJ-Kicks 51 brings listeners into Moodymann’s musical environment, from sensual sounds to depraved grooves. You can Pre Order Moodymann’s first commercial mix CD and check out the tracklist below. With 11 exclusive Moodymann edits and a slew of tracks from his inner circle, DJ-Kicks 51. Stream DJ-Kicks 51 for free ... Read more

Dekmantel Festival Announces First Acts For 2016 Edition

Dekmantel, the Dutch promoter known for its yearly Amsterdam festival, club nights, and, since last year, its various international showcases, has released the first names for its highly anticipated 2016 festival edition.  The now internationally visited festival (less than half of last year’s ticket owners were actually Dutch) has set up a line-up of “an eye-catching selection of some of the biggest left-field names in electronic music.” Visitors this year can dance to highlight expect performances from James Holden & Camilo Tirado‘s new show ‘Outdoor Museum Of Fractals’, afrobeat legend Tony Allen (the former drummer of the legendary Fela Kuti) performing with his band, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry & ... Read more

Lente Kabinet Festival Line-Up Released

Dekmantel daughter organization Lente Kabinet has come out with its full line-up this week. As can be expected, the guys who run the outfit haven’t held back in booking some pretty exciting names for the event which is set on May 30th. Next to the fair share of stunning headliners like Nicolas Jaar and Moodymann and Ben UFO, some more obscure names are also well-represented as well, like Chicago disco dame The Black Madonna, Trouw favourite Barnt, Palms Trax and Lena Wilikens. Check out all the names below: Event

Phase 1 Of Dimensions Festival Line-Up Announced

Croatia-based Dimensions Festival has released the first phase of their line-up this week. The organization has made it clear again that they’re a force to be reckoned with within the Balkan region, where an underground dance music scene seems to be blossoming more and more. The first names for Dimensions 2015 include such top-of-the-bill names as Lil Louis, Ben UFO, Delano Smith, Mount Kimbie and Moodymann. Since its humble beginnings in 2012, Dimensions has set itself on the map as an alternative and exotic getaway for music lovers in the region and those adventurous enough to look further than the ... Read more

Flashback: Moodymann Lecture At Red Bull Music Academy

This Friday Kenny Dixon Jr. aka Moodymann will step to the stage at Trouw. Moodymann has become an icon in dance for a variety of reasons. First and foremost his music. His catalog is based on a unique way of sampling where he blends decades of African-American musical heritage, and adding to that heritage as he goes along. He’s an outspoken adversary of the powers of the music industry, sharing his inability to make creative concession wherever he goes. And when he thinks people are starting to get a grasp of what he’s about, he will gladly change their mind ... Read more