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Thursday, January 11, 2001

Review - Mixed Live

Artist: AK1200 w/MC Navigator

Posted on Thu, Jan 11, 2001 at 4:00 AM

It didn't take long for Orlando dance-floor pioneer AK1200 to get into the groove with the latest trend in drum & bass: a mix record that also boasts the talents of a live MC. For this journey, AK1200 recruited Navigator, respected frontman of U.K. big beaters The Freestylers. The duo skillfully guides a San Francisco Moonshine Overamerica tour-stop audience through 16 furious tracks -- all worthy D&B destinations in their own right. But under the influence of Nav's rapid-fire, party-hyping shout-outs, the repetitive beat-blasts become sure-footed pads that launch the talented wordsmith's feel-good, anthemic adventures.

From the opening frenzy of Shimon and Moving Fusion's "Hangman" to the set closer (AK1200's mix of Cleveland Lounge's "Drowning"), "Mixed Live" delivers a powerful punch. The components are all here and working -- AK's deft turntable skill, Navigator's rhythmic rants and an audibly appreciative audience -- making for a jungle expedition worth embarking upon.

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