There is more than one artist represented here: (1) Moody: Artist name variation of Moodymann. An outspoken voice in the normally non-confrontational world of electronic dance music, Moodymann (given name: Kenneth Dixon Jr.) is committed to keeping a distinctly black imprint on techno and house. While he may frustrate people with his refusal to be interviewed and insistence on reminding people of the genre's origins, the soulfulness of his output is unquestioned.
(1) Moody: Artist name variation of Moodymann. An outspoken voice in the normally non-confrontational world of electronic dance music, Moodymann (given name: Kenneth Dixon Jr.) is committed to keeping a distinctly black imprint on techno and house. While he may frustrate people with his refusal to be interviewed and insistence on reminding people of the genre's origins, the soulfulness of his output is unquestioned. Utilizing classic soul and jazz samples, low-slung bass lines and an approach to drum programming that is diametrically opposed to the tendency to push the tempo faster and faster, he has achieved classic status thanks to gems like "Sunday Morning", "Shades of Jae", and his remix of Innerzone Orchestra's "People Make the World Go Round". Following years of 12" only releases, he compiled his best work on "Silentintroduction", one of the most celebrated albums of the late 90s.
(2) Moody: Moody is a rapper from Inkster, Michigan.
Moody rolls on to the scene in his ?Old Schoolz? on 24's. He is surely not a newcomer to the hip-hop world. Born in Detroit on October 14th(Libra) Moody was raised by his mom and military step dad. Like many emcees he started rapping young.
After graduating from Romulus Community High School he moved to Vancouver, WA where he attended school for Computer Science. Living in Detroit, Inkster and Romulus Moody reps his cities very well.
Moody performed at several open mic sessions and caught the attention of Ricochet Ent. He was quickly signed. He released Beside Myself in 2002. gaining air play for the smash hits ?It's Going down Tonite? and ?Who You Bumpin?. The album sold over 5,000 with potential to do more. He also released Road Rage Mixtape in 2005.
He has opened for artist such as Nas, Mario Winans, Too Short, E-40, AMG&Quick aka The Fixxers, Three 6 Mafia, Lil Jon, Keri Hilson, Slim of 112, Souljah Boy, Fat Joe, Trey Songz, 8ball MJG and Ludacris just to name a few. He also headlined a tour in the country of Bahrain in Saudi Arabia.
Catching the attention of True Hu$la Ent. Moody dropped his single ?Old Schoolz? in late 2006. The song has gained major attention prompting major labels to keep and eye on the rising star. He then dropped the remix of ?Old Schoolz? featuring K-Deezy(Detroit) and Tone Tone(Detroit). The hit single is influencing a large and diverse fan base.
The second single ?Born To Mack? off Heavy Traffik has the industry and streets in an uproar and has everyone on edge waiting for the album to drop. The third single "Can't Stop"(Thinkin' Bout U) ft Slim of 112 has just been released July 09'.
Moody performed at ?The What's Next On The Menu? Concert(WJLB) 06' 07' 08' & 09'. Concerts 07', 08 & 09 he was said to have the best performance.
Moody is currently unsigned and has released 2 FLY 2 LAND MIXTAPE under his company R.O.M.E. Music LLC
(3) Moody: Moody was a studio band consisting of legendary library musicians such as Alan Hawkshaw, Brian Bennet and Nick Ingram. Their sole 1973 release was called Gentle Rain and features instrumental funky and easy-listening covers of The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Carole King, and others.
Arranged and conducted by Nick Ingman
Produced by Norrie Paramor
Recorded at Chappells Studios, London, 1973
Alan Hawkshaw - piano
Dave Richmond - bass guitar
Toni Campo - bass guitar
Clive Hicks - guitar
Brian Bennett - drums
Alan Hakin - tuned percussion
Dennis Lopez - l.a. percussion
Kenny Wheeler - flugel Horn
Nich ingman - moog synthesizer
plus - bass flute, alto flute, bass clarinet and contra bas clarinet
Originally released: Polydor UK 1973
Reissued: Sunbeam 1996