REVIEW: THE MAGIC 3 | 18 Nov 2011

There seems to have been a spate of great mixes lately. Here are another 3 to add to the bag, courtesy of veterans: Karizma, The Black Dog and Scuba.

FACT mix 286: Karizma
(1.00.05)
Best for:
Jaw dropping and head bobbing.

Download: http://soundcloud.com/factmag/fact-mix-286-karizma-sep-11/s-qIzP9

Whether seen live in action or as headphone listening, there is never a dull moment with Baltimore's Karizma in the mix, a true wizard with the CDJs.

Do not be deceived by the seemingly short track list. All 12 tracks here are maximised and extended to their full potential, with delays, echos and other sleight of hand trickery turning the mix into a full-on Karizma-stamped production.

Get ready for a jumping work-out that rests for a while -- for example with Exist's Looking at Blue (with homage to Dionne Warwick's Walk on By) – only to get you up for circuit number two. Speaking of this special track, it is a collaboration between Kaytronik (Karizma) and Atjazz, and definitely worth further investigation.

Highlights? Osunlade's Envision gets a unique on-the-fly remix treatment with Karizma's Again. Another beautiful moment is during the mix's afterglow – his own Summah mix of Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway, a soulful resurrection that eventually gets brought down key by key with his unreleased I Kan Dub it. 

It took years for Fact magazine to get a mix from Karizma. Don't miss this.

Karizma will be playing at ZoukOut on 10 Dec 2011.

Tracklist:
01. Common – Come Close (K2′s Klos-Ah edit)
02. Gil Scott-Heron – The Bottle
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03. Osunlade – Envision
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04. Karizma – Again
05. Exist – Lookin at Blue (Original and Astro dub)
06. Altered Natives – Earthlings
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07. Dagui Rodann & Timothee Milton – Eternal Love (Claude Monnet Journey into the Dub)
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08. Cajmere feat. Dajae – Brighter Days (Kaytronik’s Lost Dub)
09. Karizma – To tha Ryvuum
10. Muthafunkas – Oh I Miss U (Atjazz Lovesoul remix)
11. Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway – Where is Da Dub & Where is the Love (K2′s Summah mix)
11. Karizma – I Kan Dub It

D.O.G Power - DJ Mix by The Black Dog
(1.01.55)
Best for: Anticipating a big night out.
05. D.O.G Power – DJ Mix by The Black Dog 

"Recorded at Cellar 25 in Sheffield, this was a one-off special for a load of close friends, big speakers and no lights – top night."

If you have not heard their outstanding UR tribute mix, We are - One Hour with Underground Resistance, do it now. Made up of Ken Downie as well as Plaid members Andy Turner and Ed Handley, The Black Dog are special creatures in the techno scene and have also just released a new album, Liber Dogma out on Soma Records.

Recorded live and in their hometown of Sheffield, this mix manages to keep the surprises of a live mix with a progressive techno spirit. Be sure to head on over to their website The Black Dogma for a veritable treasure trove of mixes.

Tracklist:
The Black Dog - Kissing Someone Else's D.O.G - Soma Records
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Oliver Huntermann - Albino - Ideal Audio
Agaric - Nobody Home - We Are
Harald Bjoerk - Cykeltur - Kranglan Broadcast
Daso & Pawas - El Paso (Yapacc Remix) - Brise Records
Juno Download (Mp3/WAV) | Amazon (256kbps Mp3)
Robert Hood - Side Effect - Music Man Records
Juno Download (Mp3/WAV) | Amazon (256kbps Mp3) 
The Black Dog - CCTV Nation (Redshape Analog Mix) - Soma Records
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Intrusion - Velocity In A Minor - Intrusion
Paul Kalkbrenner - Peet - Bpitch Control
Juno Download (Mp3/WAV) | Amazon (256kbps Mp3) 
STL - Checkmate (CV313 Remodel) - Echospace [detroit]
Samulli Kemppi - Orbiter - Komisch
Andre Winter - Dogma - Ideal Audio
Juno Download (Mp3/WAV) 
Chris & Cosy - Re-Education Through Labour (Fragment) - Wax Trax! Records
Valmay - Radiated Future - Blueprint
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DJ-Kicks: Scuba
Best for: Missing London.

Buy: http://www.juno.co.uk/products/dj-kicks/436490-01/

If you haven't heard, this comes with a warning: to listen and repeat. Scuba or Paul Rose gets to work with a 32-track monster of a mix traversing all the names you need to know right now: Addison Groove, Boddika and Sigha (all on his Hotflush Recordings label) as well as the much-loved Surgeon, DBridge and Peveralist.

On a basic template of broken UK techno on which he is known for, Scuba weaves in bright respites and even soulful house from New Zealand-based Recloose. With each track lasting an average of between one to two minutes, Scuba has kept the mix's entire mood and flow within his control. Ominous but never angsty, it serves as a smooth welcome to a dark underworld that doesn't demand too much of the listener despite clocking in so much of an artist roll call.

The exclusives in this mix do stand out, including Boddika's Acid Battery and Scuba's own M.A.R.S. Of course, already somewhat of an underground anthem, Adrenalin takes the mix to its rightful resolution. An accomplishment from one at the top of his game.

Tracklist:
01) Sigha – HF029B2
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02) Surgeon – The Power of Doubt
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03) DBridge – For Tonight
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04) Badawi – Lost Highway (Incyde remix)
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05) Peverelist – Sun Dance
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06) Until Silence – The Affair
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07) Addison Groove – An We Drop [EXCLUSIVE]
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08) Roska – Leapfrog
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09) Trevino – Shorty
10) Beaumont – CPX11 [EXCLUSIVE]
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11) Function – Two Ninety One
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12) Braille – Breakup
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13) Quest – Everybody in the Place
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14) Sigha – Let Me In [EXCLUSIVE]
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15) George FitzGerald – Shackled
Amazon (256kbps Mp3) | iTunes (256kbps AAC)
16) Jon Convex – Streetwalk [EXCLUSIVE]
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17) Mr Beatnick – Don’t Walk Away From My Love
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18) Boddika – Acid Battery [EXCLUSIVE]
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19) Marcel Dettmann – Captivate
iTunes (256kbps AAC)
20) Arkist – Rendez-Vous (SCB edit)
21) Locked Groove – Drowning
Amazon (256kbps Mp3) | iTunes (256kbps AAC)
22) Recloose – Tecumseh
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23) Sigha – Where I Come To Forget
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24) Sex Worker – Rhythm of the Night
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25) Scuba – M.A.R.S. [EXCLUSIVE]
Amazon (256kbps Mp3) | iTunes (256kbps AAC)
26) Jichael Mackson – Gedons
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27) Rivet – Running S
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28) Recondite – Backbone
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29) Ludovic Vendi – Mental Bright
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30) Rivet – Slant
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31) Scuba – Adrenalin
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32) Sepalcure – Inside
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By | The Dash
Tags | Techno , House , Tech-House , Soul , Dubstep , Others , Reviews - Albums , Audio , Downloads , Mixes , Disco , Acid , Bass , Breaks



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