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Red Bull Music Academy: End of Year Throw Down

Red Bull Music Academy presents…
The Hit It & Quit It Revue
End of Year Throw Down

Starring…
Moodymann (Mahogani Music)
DJ Day (Melting Pot/Innernational)
Recloose (Rush Hour/Hit It & Quit It)
Frank Booker (Untracked/Hit It & Quit It)

Red Bull Music Academy and the Hit It & Quit It Revue have joined forces to assemble a stellar end-of-year throwdown starring none other than Detroit’s enigmatically soulful Kenny Dixon Jr. aka MOODYMANN in his long-awaited New Zealand debut.

Moodymann has garnered global cult fame over the past 16+ years through his infectious style of house production (released via his label Mahogani Music) and uncompromising musical approach and self-image. Moodymann’s sound is inseparable from his experience as a lifelong resident and champion of Detroit, Michigan- a city whose rich musical heritage is also intimately connected to its own legacy of urban injustice and spiritual resilience. Often forgotten in the world of music, Detroit has incubated in its artistic inspiration to create some amazingly soulful and unique artists. Today, nobody exemplifies this more than Moodymann.

“I don’t make music for the masses to dance to, I make music for the small majority that listens” –Moodymann

Also joining the Revue will be California’s DJ DAY, one of today’s foremost purveyors of top-shelf hip-hop production, vinyl history and the lost art of DJing. Championed by Gilles Peterson and Jazzy Jeff, DJ Day is a producer, DJ and musician who has worked alongside artists such as Aloe Blacc (Stones Throw), Clutchy Hopkins (Ubiquity), Quantic, Alice Russell and People Under the Stairs. Day has always shown musical diversity while bringing a style all his own.
DJ Day will also be presenting an exclusive Red Bull Music Academy workshop at Auckland’s Red Bull Studio on Thursday 16th December, showcasing his production mastery and unique style on the Akai MPC2000XL.

With the continued musical vision and support of Red Bull Music Academy, the Hit It & Quit It crew (RECLOOSE and FRANK BOOKER) have been fortunate enough to assemble this musical celebration following in the spirit of their top-rated radio show- a diverse range of contemporary electronic soul music set to inspire dancers, lovers and heads alike. (Hit It & Quit It: Monday nights from 6-8pm, George FM AK; www.hititandquititradio.blogspot.com)

Come experience New Zealand’s rawest, realest and most uncompromisingly soulful party of 2010- MOODYMANN at The Hit It & Quit It Revue End of Year Throwdown!!

The Red Bull Music Academy are proud to present this very special event, and it is the first stage in the promotion of the next edition of the Academy which will take place in Tokyo from October-November 2011.

Producers, vocalists, DJs and instrumentalists of every kind are invited to attend the workshop with DJ Day (Dirty Science, LA) at Auckland’s Red Bull Studio on Thursday December 16, 2010. Applications for the Red Bull Music Academy will be open from February 1 - April 4, 2011.

The Red Bull Music Academy has traveled the world since 1998, bringing up & coming music makers from 32 countries together to work on tunes and swap knowledge with musical legends. Guest lecturers have previously included Moodymann, U.R., DJ Premier, Mu (Fat Freddy's Drop), Kode9, Mark Ronson, Bob Moog and Recloose - while artists such as Flying Lotus, Submariner, Julien Dyne, Coco Solid, Wild Bill Ricketts of Phoenix Foundation & Chris Cox are among those who have attended as participants. Keep an eye on redbullmusicacademy.com and facebook.com/RedBullMusicAcademy for further details of the Tokyo Academy to be announced soon!

Moodymann at the Red Bull Music Academy in London, 2010:
http://www.redbullmusicacademy.com/video-archive/lectures/moodymann_henny_and_kenny


DATES & VENUES:
AUCKLAND
Friday Dec. 17, 2010
GALATOS (10pm-6am)

With local support from:
Turnaround DJs (Manuel Bundy, Submariner & Cian) (AK)
The Dose DJs (Selecta Sam & Uncle Barney) (AK)

WELLINGTON
Saturday Dec. 18, 2010
GARDEN CLUB (10pm-6am)

With local support from:
DJ Mu (Fat Freddy’s Drop) (WLG)

Tickets $30+ BF/$35 door, available at Conch (AK), Real Groovy and iticket.co.nz.

RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY WORKSHOP
Thursday Dec. 16, 2010
RED BULL STUDIO, Auckland
DJ Day (Dirty Science, LA)
Free entry
To confirm your place contact anna.fitzpatrick@nz.redbull.com

ENDS

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