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 1992 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, England, he began DJing in the early '90s -- while in his early teens -- and recorded "6 Million Ways to Die" in 1992 as DJ Dexxtrous. Two more singles followed for Planet Earth before the real DJ Dextrous became known to him, after which he turned to the alias J. Majik for his 1994 debut on Metalheadz, "Your Sound". The track was an undeniable classic, and later showed up on the Platinum Breakz compilation. Besides later singles for Metalheadz such as "Jim Kutta" and "Arabian Knights", Majik records for Mo'Wax as well as his own Infra Red label, which released his debut LP, Slow Motion, in mid-1997. After this he could put others anthems into the clubs: In 2002 James was one of a selected Drum and bass artists to reach the Uk Top 40 with the classic "Love is Not A Game " on Defected records. In that same year 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 which had influences of early Detroit techno and subtle house influences. J has continued to release music on Metalheadz and his own imprint Infrared Records and is still releasing music in 2019 on his own label Infrared Records and is also part owner of Deep Jungle Records with long time friend Dj Harmony.
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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

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
INFRA 005 J Majik - Apache / Pictures album art J Majik Apache / Pictures Infrared INFRA 005 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 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 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 Teebee / J Majik & Danny Jay Teebee / J Majik & Danny Jay - Human Reptile / Camofluage(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") Infrared 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
INFRA 013 J Majik - The Jigsaw EP album art J.Majik* & Danny Jay J.Majik* & Danny Jay - The Jigsaw EP (EP) Infrared INFRA 013 UK 2000 Sell This Version
none J Majik / Dom* & Keaton J Majik / Dom* & Keaton - Love Is Not A Game (Dillinja Remix) / Archaeon(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 2000 Sell This Version
INFRA 18 J Majik - Infrastructure (The Remixes) album art J-Majik* / Futurebound & Protocol J-Majik* / Futurebound & Protocol - Infrastructure (The Remixes) Infrared INFRA 18 UK 2001 Sell This Version
INFRA 014 J Majik - Love Is Not A Game album art J Majik Featuring Kathy Brown J Majik Featuring Kathy Brown - Love Is Not A Game (Maxi, Single) Defected INFRA 014 UK 2000 Sell This Version
INFRA LP 003C J Majik - Infrastructure (Limited Edition Sampler) album art J Majik / Futurebound & Recall J Majik / Futurebound & Recall - Infrastructure (Limited Edition Sampler) Infrared INFRA LP 003C UK 2001 Sell This Version
DNB 001 J Majik Vs. Hatiras J Majik Vs. Hatiras - Spaced Invader Defected, Infrared DNB 001 UK 2001 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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