Future Classic: Karizma “Collection 1999 – 2011”
Karizma seems to be perpetually busy, putting out both beats and mixes on his Soundcloud accounts (for those who didn’t know, his alter-ego is Kaytronik). Unlike a lot of musicians out there today, showcasing a steady accumulation of work doesn’t make for a diluted collection. That is one of the reasons why I highly recommend “following” this man.
Not too long ago he announced the release of Collection 1999-2011 a limited run of 500 3xLPs spanning 12 years of “Karizma’s most sought after tracks, brand new unreleased music, 6 bonus hidden hip-hop beats” and every single album sleeve is uniquely hand sprayed by the artist himself (see video)! The copies with his tag look so badass!
Set for April 16th on R2 Records this collector’s item will never be repressed, so here’s to hoping that a few MIMS and/or Doc’trin fans get their hands on it (as long as there’s one for me too). I would totally buy this just for the jazzy piano house track “The Power” alone, but you can listen to the entire track list on the site.
On another personal note, Karizma is by far the best house DJ I’ve ever seen. His selection is unmatched, beatmatching super tight and the things he does with that mixer is almost perverted! Last summer, I came home from the city (a thirty minute drive) to spend an early night in, only to find a Facebook post that read “Karizma is really killing it now”. It had totally slipped my mind! I raced back down at illegal speeds to catch a set so spectacular I vowed to pay for a few friends tickets next time around, just so they can witness the beauty.
If you decide to treat yourself, treat yourself well: subscribe to his Soundclouds, buy this release and check out his next show. You won’t regret it.