the DIXON

The DIXON is an electronic dance music project created by Ken Lockie. It’s a Deep House dance music project with echoey Jazz keyboard runs, synthesized vocals and sound textures. Visually, the DIXON present as something you might find in Greenpoint Brooklyn, Mexico City or downtown Atlanta on Broad Street. Where does the DIXON come from? Atlanta Georgia, the NEW southeastern USA. Inside the music of the DIXON, there is also a technology aspect where recorded sounds are recycled to provide tonal contrast to the melody and rhythm. All performed within the digital domain, using recordings of vocals, acoustic guitars, congas, phone calls, street sounds, the sound sources are limitless. The energy, tone, and texture are all curated to produce something special in the mix. Speaking of mixes, all their mixes and STEMS are available here with High Definition Audio as an option. The DIXON are hard to find, blending in with all the other Dixons in music, life, and Dixon of Dock Green history. Are the DIXON anonymous? Yes. So, they are like buried treasure? Yes. You can hear, stream or download the DIXON by clicking the Get It Now or the Support buttons below.

You can find music from the DIXON on all major music platforms, on the pNUMA RECORDINGS label, also their videos are on YouTube on the Ken Lockie Films Channel. There are currently no shows or events scheduled for the DIXON, but that could change as new opportunities emerge.

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1% PURE

1% Pure is an electronic dance music collaboration between Laura Lockie and Ken Lockie. The music is Techno, Tech-House with some retro Indie Dance variations on the track ‘Tell Me’. Classic analog synthesizer sounds, looped vocal phrases and swirling bass tones power these songs along. Laura provides lead vocals, Ken playing an occasional tenor saxophone. So what does the name signify? The idea for 1% pure came with the economic crash of 2008 where the rhetoric of the day called out the 99% who were suffering from the actions of the Banks. Somehow, the concentration of resources and energy gave way to the notion of 1% pure as an artistic entity, a thing by itself, a concentration, comprised of just two people. The music reflects that concentration, distilling the essentials from Techno, Tech-House and Indie Dance. You have to hear it to appreciate this art. You can hear, stream or download the DIXON by clicking the Get It Now or the Support buttons below.

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All their mixes and STEMS are available here with High Definition Audio as an option for download. 1% Pure can be hard to find, a search on Spotify says they don’t exist, and yet they do, on Spotify and all major music platforms, on the pNUMA RECORDINGS label. Also, their videos are on YouTube on the Ken Lockie Films Channel. All the 1% Pure songs are recorded in Atlanta Georgia. There are currently no shows or events scheduled for 1% Pure, but that could change as new opportunities emerge.

All their mixes and STEMS are available here with High Definition Audio as an option for download. 1% Pure can be hard to find, a search on Spotify says they don’t exist, and yet they do, on Spotify and all major music platforms, on the pNUMA RECORDINGS label. Also, their videos are on YouTube on the Ken Lockie Films Channel. All the 1% Pure songs are recorded in Atlanta Georgia. There are currently no shows or events scheduled for 1% Pure, but that could change as new opportunities emerge.

 

ROBESPIERRE

Robespierre is a musical collaboration between Chaka Franklin and Ken Lockie. The music they’ve created combines Deep House and Soul groove. Chaka first met Ken during the recording of an RnB groove song, I’m 2 Good 4 U where he engineered the vocal recording session. The song Be the One was created around some searing wavetable synthesizer sounds and Chaka’s vocal performance. Lyrics in the Deep House song Don’t Think About It tell us about personal betrayal and an emotional response to the social injustice in our world today. As a combination, Robespierre is unique, mixing cultural references to French Revolutionaries, southern USA Soul, Hip Hop, digital sound design and synthesis, and modern beat music all munged together, 21st Century style for your listening pleasure.

Be the One

by Robespierre featuring Chaka Franklin | playingWithKnives

ROBESPIERRE

So what is next for Robespierre? The future is wide open, whether it is House Music, Soul groove or some new Punk Techno Fusion hybrid, Chaka and her collaborators are ready to mix it up.

All their mixes and STEMS are available here with High Definition Audio as an option for download. Robespierre is on all major music platforms, on the pNUMA RECORDINGS label. Also, their videos are on YouTube on the Ken Lockie Films Channel. All the Robespierre songs are recorded in Atlanta Georgia. Chaka Franklin continues to perform locally, but there are currently no shows or events scheduled for Robespierre, but that could change as new opportunities emerge.

ROBESPIERRE

So what is next for Robespierre? The future is wide open, whether it is House Music, Soul groove or some new Punk Techno Fusion hybrid, Chaka and her collaborators are ready to mix it up.

All their mixes and STEMS are available here with High Definition Audio as an option for download. Robespierre is on all major music platforms, on the pNUMA RECORDINGS label. Also, their videos are on YouTube on the Ken Lockie Films Channel. All the Robespierre songs are recorded in Atlanta Georgia. Chaka Franklin continues to perform locally, but there are currently no shows or events scheduled for Robespierre, but that could change as new opportunities emerge.

KEN LOCKIE

Ken's apprenticeship into audio recording began with a borrowed Revox-Studer B77 two-track tape recorder. Hitting the record button to capture sound and then mix it into other tracks became a necessity, an art he cultivated and had some talent for. Sounds, song structures, vocals, and lyrics were all enabled possibilities in the musical palette he explored in his first band, Cowboys International and subsequent recordings with Public Image Limited, Simple Minds, Dominatrix, and others. A multi-instrumentalist, he described his approach in early interviews as that of a Soundician, where music and technology are merged in the creation of recorded works. An avid synthesizer of sound and sequence programmer Ken's recorded works have evolved from traditional band combinations to collaborations with just one or two others, due, primarily to technology. Most recently, Ken has been involved in every aspect of pNUMA RECORDINGS releases, from writing and performance to production and engineering. Works featured here as Ken Lockie recordings are Minimal-Tech creations. Of all the genres, Minimal-Tech is one of his favorites, followed by Techno and then other House music variants, Deep-House, Progressive, and Tech-House. No Trance offerings yet, but the additional musical elements of Trance make it an appealing option. Coming soon, perhaps.

Standard MP3 and High Definition Audio are options for download. Ken Lockie is on all major music platforms, on the pNUMA RECORDINGS label, so too, his earlier works on Virgin / EMI / Universal. Videos are on YouTube on the Ken Lockie Films Channel.

Standard MP3 and High Definition Audio are options for download. Ken Lockie is on all major music platforms, on the pNUMA RECORDINGS label, so too, his earlier works on Virgin / EMI / Universal. Videos are on YouTube on the Ken Lockie Films Channel.

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