In the documentary, he takes us back in time to explore the roots of his musicality. Music was an obsession and a means to keep him out of trouble on the streets. But despite his popularity as a neighbourhood DJ, nobody wanted to put his tracks out. Which is how he started his own label: KDJ Records – where he still releases all of his music. Flash forward more than two decades and both Mahogani Music and KDJ Records are globally respected labels responsible for cutting edge dance music. Everything Dixon releases is still pressed at his local vinyl plant, Archer Records – the same place that was pressing Detroit’s Motown back in the 60s.
Over the years, he’s watched the nature of club culture change. The DJ was once an anonymous but mythical figure, someone who was trusted to play the right thing and do little else. But now the DJ is a rockstar, someone who is watched like a performer. It’s something he’s always tried to fight against in creative ways.