J Majik

Fabriclive.13

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AllMusic 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
1
J Majik feat: Infrared 04:38 Amazon
2 J Majik feat: Tali 01:23 Amazon
3
J Majik feat: DJ Hazard 04:41 Amazon
4 J Majik feat: Futurebound / Wickerman 01:25 Amazon
5
J Majik feat: Generation Dub 02:08 Amazon
6
J Majik feat: Pascal 02:30 Amazon
7 J Majik feat: Baron / Total Science 03:50 Amazon
8
XRS
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
12
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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
19
J Majik feat: DJ Fresh 02:29 Amazon
20 J Majik feat: Wickerman 01:54 Amazon
21
J Majik feat: Photek 03:44 Amazon
22 J Majik feat: Badmarsh / Shri / Shriekback 02:18 Amazon
23
J Majik feat: Black Widow 02:59 Amazon
24
J Majik feat: Twisted Individual 03:12 Amazon
25 J Majik feat: Kathy Brown / Wickerman 04:39 Amazon
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