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Kenny Dixon Jnr new studio album

Detroit has a deep history of  hardtimes in the city. The struggle came from cheap labour needed for the automotive trade and the decline of the trade leaving alot of tough neighborhoods and high unemployment. In between 2000 and 2010, Detroits population fell by 25 percent. never the less there is a strong loyalty to the area – no more so than the music. motor city soul through to todays current music producers. One producer who’s “very Detroit” and  aware of the roots of that music is, Moodymann AKA Kenny Dixon Jnr. Fat Nancy has been a fan of Moodymann ever since the days he used to play behind a white sheet in basement clubs. Since then he has come a long way and he has even hosted rollerskating jams in Detroit and London. Moodymann is a strong supporter of the Vinyl Preservation Society and an outspoken voice in the normally non-confrontational world of electronic dance music. Kenny worked at several Detroit record stores in the mid-nineties including a store owned by producer Blake Baxter. During …