Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Mobi Dixon is an East London based producer and house DJ who is currently the second fastest selling artist in the province, as of December 2014 after the Soil (Music Mix). Immediately after his release of City Rains with M.Que he received recognition from countless platforms across the country, thus making him one of the fastest growing artists in the country.
This former Selborne College pupil does not take what he does lightly and that is evident in the amount of time he puts into his work. Under his belt, this popular East London DJ holds a Sound Engineering diploma, two IT diplomas, Music Business and events management certificates. “I am a firm believer of education said Mobi Dixon”. When the hip hop evolution started in East London in the late 1990s, Dixon was one of the youngest beat makers in the city. Popular artists like Trusenz and Triple M were one of the few that used his beats. At some point of his life Mobi was also a rapper but the production side of things has always fascinated him. “Production is my 1st love followed by DJying.” When house music took the country by storm in the early 2000s Mobi started making house beats which circulated amongst his friends all from his PC and headphones at home.
After matric in 2003 Mobi wanted to pursue a career in music but like most parents they were sceptical to let him do that, instead they wanted a more stable career that provided security for the young man. He enrolled in IT at Damelin College in East London. After completing his one year diploma, he went on to study in Johannesburg. Mobi said that is where his love for music became real “I would rub shoulders with big industry DJs like Christos and Fresh as a campus DJ. Seeing them living my dream made me believe it was possible for me aswell”. While in university he kept on making music and exploring in the craft and it was only a matter of time till his passion took over his heart.
In 2007, he started his own recording label, Dance is Kulcha Records until 2014 where changed it into a production company called “Mobi Dixon Productions” with his home studio. While he was still a Sound Engineering student in 2008 he got his 1st big break when he won the AXE/DJU remix competition. He took the crown for the best remix out of over 500 delegates who were part of the Southern African Music Conference that year. “This was a major milestone in his career
In 2012 Mobi was one of the fortunate producers and DJs around the province to receive a major boost from the DJ Oskido-I-believe initiative in partnership with the National Youth Development Agency. Although he is a producer and DJ, he said he did not regret studying and equipping himself with all the relevant skills he has acquired over the years.