J Majik

Real Name:
James Spratling
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Though he's one of the youngest members of the Metalheadz stable, James Spratling debuted back in 1993 with tracks recorded for the Planet Earth label. Similar to the other Metalheadz, Majik's 12"s are dark affairs, with some of the best drum'n'bass lines around, though he leavens the brew with jazzy flourishes, like the Spanish guitar prevalent on the flip side of his first single for Metalheadz, "Your Sound".
Living in Northwood on the edge of North West London, he began DJing in the early '90s while in his early teens and recorded "The Choice" aka "6 Million Ways to Die" in 1993 as DJ Dexxtrous. A couple more releases followed this time on his own label Infrared before the real DJ Dextrous became known to him, after which he turned to the alias J. Majik for his 1995 debut on Metalheadz, "Your Sound". The track was an undeniable classic, and later showed up on the Metalheadz Platinum Breakz compilation in 1996. Besides later singles for Metalheadz such as "Jim Kutta" and "Arabian Knights", Majik records for Mo'Wax as well as his own Infrared label, which released his debut LP, Slow Motion, in mid-1997.

After this he could put other anthems into the clubs: In 2002 James was one of a selected Drum & Bass artists to reach the UK Top 40 with the classic 'Love is Not A Game' on Defected records. In that same year he won track of the year at the UK Drum & Bass awards for his remix of 'Spaced Invader' which changed the direction of the scene at the time and created a new sub Genre called Liquid DNB, which had influences of early Detroit techno and subtle house influences.

He's still releasing music in 2021
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Albums

INFRA CD 001 J Majik - Slow Motion album art J Majik Slow Motion (Album) Infrared INFRA CD 001 UK 1997 Sell This Version
INFRALTDLP 001 J Majik - Full Circle album art J Majik Full Circle (Album) Infrared INFRALTDLP 001 UK 2019 Sell This Version
INFRA-LTD-LP02 J Majik - Always Be album art J Majik Always Be (Album) Infrared INFRA-LTD-LP02 UK 2020 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

INFRA 003 J Majik - World Of Music / Sunray  album art Peshay / J Majik Peshay / J Majik - World Of Music / Sunray Infrared INFRA 003 UK 1994 Sell This Version
MET H 013 J Majik - Jim Kutta / Needle Point Majik album art J.Majik* Jim Kutta / Needle Point Majik Metalheadz MET H 013 UK 1995 Sell This Version
ir0195 J Majik - Lush Life album art J Majik Lush Life Infrared ir0195 UK 1995 Sell This Version
METH 018 J Majik - Arabian Nights / The Spell album art J • Majik* Arabian Nights / The Spell Metalheadz METH 018 UK 1995 Sell This Version
007 J Majik - Your Sound / Tranquil album art J.Majik* Your Sound / Tranquil Metalheadz 007 UK 1995 Sell This Version
none J Majik - Arabian Nights / Adam's Rib album art J Majik / Inner Vision* J Majik / Inner Vision* - Arabian Nights / Adam's Rib(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1995 Sell This Version
INFRA 005 J Majik - Apache / Pictures album art J Majik Apache / Pictures Infrared INFRA 005 UK 1996 Sell This Version
none J Majik - Armoured D / Final Approach  album art Dillinja / J Majik Dillinja / J Majik - Armoured D / Final Approach (Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1996 Sell This Version
INFRA 008 J Majik - Face II Face / Switch Back album art J. Majik* Face II Face / Switch Back Infrared INFRA 008 UK 1997 Sell This Version
RAZORS 004, RE 004 J Majik - Kemistry (V.I.P.) / Your Sound (Remix) album art Goldie / J Majik Goldie / J Majik - Kemistry (V.I.P.) / Your Sound (Remix) Razors Edge RAZORS 004, RE 004 UK 1997 Sell This Version
METH 028 J Majik - Repertoire album art J Majik Repertoire Metalheadz METH 028 UK 1997 Sell This Version
INFRA 007 J Majik - Lightsabre / Blakstar album art J Majik Lightsabre / Blakstar Infrared INFRA 007 UK 1997 Sell This Version
none J Majik / Gang Related J Majik / Gang Related - Rotation / Who Are You (Original Mix)(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1997 Sell This Version
none J Majik - Your Sound (Remix) album art J Majik Your Sound (Remix)(Acetate, 10", S/Sided) Not On Label none UK 1997 Sell This Version
none Teebee / J Majik & Danny Jay Teebee / J Majik & Danny Jay - Human Reptile / Camofluage(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1997 Sell This Version
none J Majik - The Seven Samurai (Remix) / Untitled album art Photek / J Majik Photek / J Majik - The Seven Samurai (Remix) / Untitled(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1997 Sell This Version
INFRA 009 J Majik - Rotation / Klokwerk album art J. Majik* Rotation / Klokwerk Infrared INFRA 009 UK 1998 Sell This Version
INFRA 010 J Majik - Manhunt / Loaded album art J Majik Manhunt / Loaded Infrared INFRA 010 UK 1998 Sell This Version
METH 032 J Majik - Freefall / Transmission album art J Majik Freefall / Transmission Metalheadz, Metalheadz METH 032 UK 1998 Sell This Version
none J Majik / System 3 (3) J Majik / System 3 (3) - Subway (Photek Remix) / Gatekeeper(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1998 Sell This Version
none J Majik / Decoder J Majik / Decoder - Space Jam (Dub Plate Mix) / Falling(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1998 Sell This Version
INFRARED 015 J Majik - The Lizard album art J-Majik* The Lizard Infrared INFRARED 015 UK 2000 Sell This Version

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February 18, 2021
"J Majik won Track of the year at the UK Drum and Bass awards for his remix of Spaced Invader which changed the direction of the scene at the time and created a new sub Genre called Liquid DNB". Who the hell wrote this crap, Fabio was playing that Liquid sound for at least 3 years before that.

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