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Flex

Mr Mageeka

DSK013

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  1. Flex
  2. Novabostrous
  3. Jus Get
  4. Flex (Diskotopia Dub)

The final Diskotopia release of 2012 comes from the inimitable Mr. Mageeka as he steps up with three tracks of low-slung, soulful house.

Mr. Mageeka began his lengthy and varied career as Mega MC, hosting raves in London during garage’s golden era. He then went on to produce under the name Mos Wanted Mega with breakthrough grime producer Bless Beats and supplied instrumentals to Wiley, Jammer and Badness among others. The first transmission under the more house inclined Mr. Mageeka moniker took the form of Different Lekstrix which was released on Numbers in 2010. Vintage Malarkey/De Congo followed on Phutureshock Musik in 2011 and both releases were pivotal slices of UK house which took from a wide array of influences including electro, grime, tribal house and samba.

This current transmission of Mr. Mageeka’s continuing story on Diskotopia begins with Flex: Jackin’ drums, chants preaching about “No ordinary Sunday…” and jazz chord phrases all interlace to leave the listener with an itch that the interesting parts of the night are just getting going.

Novabostrous picks up right where Flex left off only now things are turned down a notch; smokey diva echoes permeate through garage-infused drum programming, synthesizers bubble and pop while the atmosphere is brought to a high by bringing the lights down low.

Jus Get plays right to the late-night crowds by developing a locked groove lead by a squared off baseline, ping-ponging percussion, sensual vocal hits and persistent chords in the key of soul.

On remix duties, A Taut Line and BD1982 give Flex a thorough Diskotopia Dub treatment: Broken beat drums spar with sliced and chopped chord stabs, filtered and stretched vocals coalesce with a warm sub bass backbone while the essence of Flex is dispersed throughout the entire concoction.

Watch the video for Novabostrous above.

Sketches Of The Other Tokyo by Fujimoto Tetsuro

Sands by A Taut Line