J Majik

  • AllMusic Rating
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

Fabriclive.13 Review

by John Bush

Few drum'n'bass figures get the opportunity to release two widely distributed mix albums within two years, and few drum'n'bass fans would've picked anyone other than J Majik for the honors. Originally a producer first and DJ second, Majik used jungle's dark days (circa 1999-2001) to hone his turntable skills, and emerged as something more than before -- not just a Metalheadz auteur, but a true drum'n'bass renaissance man: label owner, producer, DJ, tastemaker. Fabriclive.13, his first volume in the London super (-respected) club Fabric's live mix series, is a tour de force in post-millennial jungle, reconciling the darker end of techstep (DJ Hazard, Ram Trilogy, Total Science) to the diva-led flair of acoustic-heavy Brazilian drum'n'bass (yes, there is a DJ Marky production here, but also two of Majik's own Infrared tracks clearly illustrating that the young Spratling knows how to change with the times). Majik always keeps a finger on the decks, barely letting a record spin for two minutes before replacing it, but sticking with the elements he likes to create a smooth mix of superb dance music.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
J Majik feat: Infrared 04:38 Amazon
2 J Majik feat: Tali 01:23 Amazon
J Majik feat: DJ Hazard 04:41 Amazon
4 J Majik feat: Futurebound / Wickerman 01:25 Amazon
J Majik feat: Generation Dub 02:08 Amazon
J Majik feat: Pascal 02:30 Amazon
7 J Majik feat: Baron / Total Science 03:50 Amazon
J Majik feat: M.I.S.T. / DJ Marky / XRS 02:51 Amazon
9 J Majik feat: Gil Felix / Infrared 04:17 Amazon
10 J Majik feat: DJ Hype 03:12 Amazon
11 J Majik feat: Wickerman 01:47 Amazon
J Majik feat: Hold Tight! 02:19 Amazon
13 J Majik feat: Total Science 02:19 Amazon
14 J Majik feat: Studio 12 / Peshay 03:34 Amazon
15 J Majik feat: Clipz 02:29 Amazon
16 J Majik feat: Swift 01:46 Amazon
17 J Majik feat: Dillinja 03:12 Amazon
18 J Majik feat: John B. 02:35 Amazon
J Majik feat: DJ Fresh 02:29 Amazon
20 J Majik feat: Wickerman 01:54 Amazon
J Majik feat: Photek 03:44 Amazon
22 J Majik feat: Badmarsh / Shri / Shriekback 02:18 Amazon
J Majik feat: Black Widow 02:59 Amazon
J Majik feat: Twisted Individual 03:12 Amazon
25 J Majik feat: Kathy Brown / Wickerman 04:39 Amazon
blue highlight denotes track pick