PLEASE NOTE: Tickets to this event do not grant you admission to the Late Night Dance Party in the First Avenue Mainroom.
Detroit house producer/DJ Kenny Dixon Jr. is a very devoted Prince fan, with a love so deep that he turned his Detroit home into a private museum after the Minneapolis icon’s passing last year. Purple curtains were flown through every window and Prince’s music is blasted loud through speakers, echoing down the block around the clock for over a month straight after Prince passed.
Dixon Jr., better known as Moodymann, is a 25-year veteran as a producer and DJ of house, funk, and jazz music, and a Detroit legend. He has professed his love of Prince throughout his career, sampling his music and adopting his writing style in song titles (example: Lyk U Use 2).
He will be coming to Minneapolis to DJ for the first time ever to pay tribute to his musical hero on the one-year anniversary of Prince’s passing.
For Deep Purple, Dixon will play an extended set as Moodymann, sharing his incredibly deep collection of Prince rarities and b-sides. He will be joined by local house music heavyweights Daniel Paul Cortez and Christian James, as well as openers Miss Elaine Eos b2b (back-to-back) Medicinall for a night filled with Prince’s music as well as music inspired by Prince. Bobby will serve as host for the evening, which will also feature visuals by Hal Lovemelt.