His epic, emotional sets have captivated millions of people around the world. He has become one of the most respected figures the electronic music scene has ever seen. He was named the No 1 DJ in the world in 2013 by underground dance music bible Resident Advisor.
His name is Dixon. And the founder of Germany’s much-loved Innervisions label will finally be performing at Volar in Hong Kong on May 17, after his earlier appearance over Chinese New Year was postponed due to illness. This will be his only appearance in Asia all year.
Dixon made his ascent to the very top of the electronic music world the old-fashioned way: through sheer hard work and breathtaking talent. The native of Berlin entered the city’s club scene in the early 1990s and during all-night sets he developed what is now his signature style: a long, lush introduction gently gives way to a series of peaks that ebb and flow, changing moods and throwing curveballs along the way.
Since then, Dixon’s career has seen many highlights – mixing the acclaimed Body Language Vol. 4 disc for Get Physical and headline appearances at the world’s largest electronic music festivals – but the major milestone came in 2005 when he founded the Innervisions label with the production duo Ãme.
Launched in an era when minimal sounds were dominating clubland, Innervisions arrived with a deep and innovative take on house music that bought emotion back into the mix, and the label has evolved into one of the dance music world’s most influential imprints thanks to releases such as "Howling" by Ry and Frank Wiedemann.
In naming him their No 1 DJ for the year 2013, Resident Advisor said: "Dixon has made an art out of creating transcendent dance floor moments", and we couldn’t put it better ourselves. Come expecting many such transcendent moments when Dixon appears at Volar on May 17, where he’ll be supported by the PUSH DJs and special guest Adam Swain (Buxton Records, Australia)
some special guests.
PUSH x Volar present DIXON
With special guest Adam Swain (Buxton Records, Australia)
Plus PUSH residents Frankielam, AKW + Lukas
Sat, May 17, 10pm
B/F 38-44 D’Aguilar St, Lan Kwai Fong
Advance tickets $250 (with 2 drinks before 12.30; 1 drink after) available from www.dixon.ticketflap.com
At the door (both with 2 drinks)
Before 12.30am: $300
After 12.30am: $400
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