MOODYMANN (Kenny Dixon Jnr, USA)
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.
ETIENNE (Noir & Son, GER)
Etienne’s approach to music can be summarised simply: dedication, discernment, respect and patience. Born and raised in France near the German border, he moved across to Saarbrucken to find work as a translator, and quickly fell under the spell of Germany’s electronic music culture. His own Altelier Bizarre parties in Saabrucken brought Berlin-based talents like Janina, Binh and Nicolas Lutz to the city for the first time.