J Majik ‎– Lush Life

Infrared ‎– ir0195
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM


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  • Matrix / Runout: INFRA 004

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
INFRA 004 J Majik Lush Life(12", Promo, W/Lbl) Infrared INFRA 004 UK 1995 Sell This Version


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July 3, 2011
edited over 7 years ago

Wow... Another SPEED (Fabio and Bukem's night that used to be held down at the Mars Bar on Sutton Row just off Soho Square in London) track here... Lush Life is the one to check (in fact, I simply can't remember a single thing about the other side at all)... As the title stipulates, it's a lush, minimal arrangement of swirling chords and - later on in the track - some quirky, effected synth-violin melodic runs... All in all, those beats were quite something to dance to in the mid 1990s. No doubt J. Majik was certainly taking part in the innovation that was beginning to fracture the underground Drum & Bass perspective... And his efforts were paying off... As this was played a lot of the time by Bukem down at the MARS bar.

In many ways it's a simple Jazz infused stepper with some future-like synth-scapes that remind me of some Bladerunner vibes. Not exactly a killer track in itself, but still, one worthy of note, bearing in mind the era in which it found itself released in i.e. there was mainly a lot of formulaic Jungle being produced at that time.

Usually it was mixed back to back with track's like Wax Doctor's "Kid Capprice" or Doc Scott's "Far Away"... And was one of the tunes that became part SPEED's ever expanding repertoire of novel innovation and experimental breakbeat medication.

For me, back then, this release was tantamount to my future keen interest in Infared Records... Go Jamie! And work your majik well.