DIXON

When Dixon entered the Berlin club circuit, back in the early 90’s, everything was different: there was no internet, no social media. To make a name for yourself, you had to work hard and conquer crowds. Learning his job through passionated all nighters, Dixon had to proved himself week after week. This experience taught him what still characterises him to this day: how to build up a set – starting out slow, unfolding, working towards a peak, and another, swinging the moods and of course, crafting the perfect end.

DJing and travelling around the world, Dixon quickly built a network and got involved with the Sonar Kollektiv imprint, which lead him to run the sublabel Recreation Recordings, where he could explore house music further. In the process, he brought Âme to the Sonar Kollektiv stable, reinforcing the deep house scene of Germany.

In 2005, the reign of minimal sounds in clubs was gaining momentum as much as house lost it. The choice was simple: either adapt, or rebuild – Dixon decided for the latter. All his work of the past years, all his contacts, his experiences, everything was converging to a product that became an institution in electronic music: his label Innervisions, which he founded with Âme. It was a platform that was meant to keep up the house tradition, while intending to breathe some fresh air into it. Dixon’s famous rework of Tokyo Black Star’s Blade Dancer knocked on the door, and the second release, Âme’s future classic Rej EP, broke right through it.

The following releases by befriended artists confirmed the almost instantly good reputation of the imprint and within a short time, Innervisions achieved every label’s dream: to create an innovative sound, an identity. Innervisions kicked house back into focus, and had an undeniable influence on the international scene.