"I wanted to put together a selection of tracks that have a certain soulful quality about them,” says Dixon.
Get Physical call on Dixon from Innervisions to mix the latest installment in their acclaimed mix series. ‘Body Language Vol. 4’ will be released in late April.
Following on from Jesse Rose, the choice of Dixon sees Get Physical moving further away from electro towards more soulful sounds. “I was glad to take up Get Physical’s offer to design a mix for them,” says Dixon. “Of course it’s not one of my usual or typical outlets, but I think it gives me a chance to reach a new and different audience on top of the one I usually have. Showcasing your style to listeners that are not too familiar with it is always a challenge.”
The mix features plenty of cuts from Innervisions labelmates Chateau Flight, Henrik Schwarz and Stefan Goldmann, as well as lots of vocal tracks - Larry Heard’s popular ‘The Sun Can’t Compare’, Dennis Ferrer’s new remix of ‘Love Can Damage Your Health’ and what promises to be one of the biggest underground house tracks of the year, Martin Buttrich’s remix of Tracey Thorn’s ‘It’s All True’. Dixon on his track selection: “In a time when a lot of people play music that is very empty and reduced, I wanted to create something else. The aim was to put together a selection of tracks that have a certain soulful quality about them. But without falling for the standard clichés like wailing divas or noodly Rhodes solos.”
Dixon has a long DJ history, including an association with jazz-house aficionados Jazzanova and a residency at the WMF Club back in the late nineties. These days he’s busier than ever, running his Innervisions label with Âme and holding down a monthly residency at Club Weekend in Berlin. ‘Body Language Vol. 4’ is Dixon’s first proper mix CD since his ‘Off Limits’ series finished up four years ago.
’Body Language Vol. 4’ tracklist
1. Timo Maas - Slip In Electro Kid (Edited for Body Language Vol. 4)
2. Chromatics - In The City
3. Owusu & Hannibal - Whats It About
4. Eric Rug Feat. Dynamax - Tribute (The Laroye & Ky Bonus Dub)
5. Chateau Flight - Baroque (Henrik Schwarz Live Version)
6. Marie Boine – Filer Til Voui (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
7. Thom Yorke - Eraser
8. It - Women In Toilet (Stefan Goldmann Macro Version)
9. Larry Heard pres. Mr. White - The Sun Can`t Compare (Long Version)
10. Henrik Schwarz/Ame/Dixon - Where We At Pt. 2 (Body Language Version)
11. Karizma - Tech This Out Pt. 2
12. Télépopmusik - Love Can Damage Your Health (Dennis Ferrer Re-Remix)
13. Tracy Thorn - It`s All True (Buttrich Main Mix)
14. Herbert - Moving Like A Train (Smith N Hack Mix)
’Body Language Vol. 4’ mixed by Dixon will be released on Get Physical Music on April 23rd, 2007.