Eighteen years since we last heard Marc Dixon’s deep voice echoing his electric wandering stories in the Belgium nights. After about a hundred concerts with the Junkies, the Menteurs and a few singles produced by Mirwais (Taxi Girl, Madonna) in the 80’s, he is back today with MALEDIXON, more of a rebirth album than a coming back, built step by step with his accomplice Lele (Pierre Lebecque) and the six strings of French guitarist Goulven Hamel (Santa Cruz, Bruno Green, Philippe Pascal, Blue Train Choir…). Marc Dixon lets his bilingual story-telling drifting with the sound of abrasive guitars on rough digital foundations questioning about solitude, love and sex in search of an improbable Zen balance. The tense rhythmic, the accepted urge and sensuality slide here on the skin like a blunt caress to invent the Dixon Jive, an odd dance for the night and beat up souls.
Preferring the “fever” than a “sub cellophane” life, Marc Dixon has deliberately chosen to arouse his old devils. Looking them in the eyes, he resuscitates them to subdue them with an evident pleasure and a blessed distance.
Nourished on the creative fury of Punk and the instinctive freedom of Rock ‘N Roll (in 1977 he started one of the first punk fanzines: Teenage Head), he bumped into a black and white picture of Otto Preminger in 1979 and reinvented himself as Marc Dixon to take hold the thread of his artistic tale. After a long ride trough the effervescence of independent radios, he entered the young channel Canal+ in Belgium as a musical consultant before creating the musical broadcast Fast Forward. Those weekly 26 minutes will mark durably the audiovisual landscape, while Marc is co-founding Karma Production, realising and producing a series of documentaries (Arno, Comme Les Hommes; Susana baca, Memoria Viva; Stephan Eicher, Taxi Europa…), live captures (Iggy Pop Live at Avenue B, Massive Attack, Faithless, Placebo, Girls in Hawaii, Ghinzu…) or music videos (Sharko, My Little Cheap Dictaphone, Jeronimo, Marie Warnant…). Also a photographer, this man of image immersed in music has found again his first love to write his own ideal sound track to his electric and harmful roving and thus share with us the complexity and richness of his world.