Kenny Dixon Jr., better known by his stage name Moodymann, is an American musician based in Detroit, Michigan. He is an owner of KDJ Records. He is a member of 3 Chairs.
In 1997, Moodymann released Silentintroduction, the debut album which compiled previously released tracks, on Planet E Communications. It was followed by Mahogany Brown in 1998. Forevernevermore was released in 2000.
Moodymann released Silence in the Secret Garden on Peacefrog Records in 2003. It was followed by Black Mahogani on the label in 2004. His free EP, Picture This, was released in 2012. He released the seven-track ABCD in 2013. In 2014, he released the self-titled album, Moodymann.
Moodymann is considered to have "developed hybrid modes of recording and performance incorporating analog and digital media — the playing of 'real' instruments with 'pushing buttons live'."
In 2011, his "Dem Young Sconies" was chosen by NPR as one of the 10 tracks that define the Detroit techno sound, and Denise Dalphond wrote that Moodymann captured the gritty sound on the track.
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