Mobi Dixon dropped his fourth studio album about a month ago in which he celebrates 10 years in the industry. 10 Steps Forward consists of 10 singles which feature a festival of both up and coming and established artists.
Kwesta, DJ Tira, Shekhinah, J Something, Samthing Soweto and Nokwazi make notable appearances on the album. Nia Pearl and Lungisa Xhamela were surprise acts as they are brand new and fresh voices.
He spoke to us about the album and what he had in mind while it was in the making.
“Basically what I tried to do with the project is painting a picture of South African house music; all the different textures and the different sub-genres of house that have influenced me as a producer…”
He spoke about the features and how he tried to show people how versatile he is as a producer by experimenting different genres such as Kwaito and Hip Hop in order to showcase his range as a producer.
He also spoke about fresh new talent that he has worked with in contrast with the more established artists he enlisted for the album. The balance he struck was impressive.
10 Steps Forward is available for streaming and purchase on all major digital stores.
WATCH JR on the success of his live sessions & partnering with MTV
The highly anticipated Season 2 of JR’s Feel Good Live Sessions (FGLS) is set to be bigger than its debut season. Founder and curator of the sought-after live performance YouTube channel – rapper and record producer JR – has announced a partnership with Martell Cognac and a broadcast deal with MTV Base that will bring the live sessions to even more music lovers.
We are very excited about the developments for Season 2 and the mix bag of goodies lined up for lovers of the art behind the music
We were looking to grow the FGLS brand with like-minded brands for our 2nd season and I’m personally thrilled that Martell Cognac, one of the world’s great cognac houses shared our vision of bringing more engagement with featured artists and profiling not only their music but the creative process that goes into producing and performing world-class music. We are privileged that MTV Base Africa saw it equally important that the sessions are syndicated to a larger audience beyond our online reach
Watch the video above for the full interview.