J Majik

7 Live #5

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A joint venture between Mixer magazine and DMC (home of the mixing championships), the fifth volume in the 7 Live series finds the youngest veteran on the jungle scene finally getting a forum for his top-level mixing skills. J. Majik moves easily back and forth between housey territory and the more paranoid atmospheres of tech-step, enhancing the one with the other -- as on his transition from a rare diva vocal ("Midnight" by Un-Cut) into the tougher V Recordings production "Picture on the Wall" by Trinity, and on into the smoking "Hush Hush" by Shimon. There are also several tracks from his own Infra Red label, including own productions on a pair of highlights ("Spaced Invader" and "Tell Me," the latter remixed by Total Science). It's a rare drum'n'bass mix session that boasts any kind of range, and Majik's 7 Live #5 is a solid one. [Drum 'n' Bass Mix, the American version of this record, is identical.]

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