J Majik

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J Majik (born Jamie Spratling, [1] Northwood, England) has been a drum and bass DJ since his early teens in the early 1990s.

Northwood, London settlement in the London Borough of Hillingdon, England

Northwood is an area in the north-west of Greater London, England. It is located within the London Borough of Hillingdon and the historic county of Middlesex, on the border with Hertfordshire, and is 14.5 miles (23.3 km) from Charing Cross.

England Country in north-west Europe, part of the United Kingdom

England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to the west and Scotland to the north. The Irish Sea lies west of England and the Celtic Sea to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic, and includes over 100 smaller islands, such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight.

Drum and bass is a genre of electronic music characterised by fast breakbeats with heavy bass and sub-bass lines, sampled sources, and synthesizers. The style grew out of breakbeat hardcore and jungle in the United Kingdom during the early 1990s. The popularity of drum and bass at its commercial peak ran parallel to several other homegrown dance styles in the UK. A major influence was the original Jamaican dub and reggae sound. Another feature of the style is the complex syncopation of the drum tracks' breakbeat.



He released his first track in 1992 (as DJ Dextrous) on the Planet Earth record label. By 1994, he had changed his stage name to the current moniker (because there was already another DJ Dextrous within the scene with a following) recording with Suburban Base Records, [2] and was releasing tracks on the Metalheadz label. Since then Majik has released tracks on the Mo' Wax label, and now runs his own label, Infrared. He also makes music under the names Innervisions and Infrared. [3]

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Infrared Records releases

2012RED001 The Prototypes Cascade Remixes
RED002 J Majik & Wickaman Behind The Mask EP
RED003RewindI Get Up / Rock My Body
RED004 Wickaman & SuddenDefThe Return / Skreecher / The Truth
RED005Various ArtistsThe InfraSound Vol. 1
RED006The InfraSound Vol. 2
RED007RewindLove Yourself EP
RED008 Wickaman, Hoodlum & MavrikPitch Shift 2012 / Yes I
RED009Various ArtistsThe InfraSound Vol. 3 (Dubstep Edition)
RED010 Wickaman, Hoodlum & SuddenDefBass Rider / Hurt You
2013RED011 Wickaman & RVThe Chant EP
RED012RewindSoul Survivour EP
RED013Various ArtistsThe InfraSound Vol. 4 (Jungle Edition)
RED014 J Majik & Wickaman Beyond Our Dreams / Fight It
RED015GuzzlaFunkSlap / Switch
RED016Schoolboy & James EgbertSilver Lining EP
RED017 J Majik & Wickaman Lift Me Up EP
RED018Karl Future & Brother SimonSoundshower / It's Over
RED019 Wickaman, SuddenDef & RVSnarl / Something Deeper
RED020 Wickaman, Hoodlum & MythzFrequency / Look In My Eyes
RED021 Wickaman The War Cry / Oriental Dreams
RED022 J Majik & Wickaman Right Now EP
RED023Karl Future & Brother SimonPraise / Tell The World
RED024SalarymanEra Of Man / Move On

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