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Without a doubt, CJ is one of Britain’ most prolific and successful remixers and when it comes to DJing, no other can touch his supurb mixing abilities.
His musical education started spinning on his older brother’ decks. After a year of refining his art, CJ secured a residency at the renowned Film Flam club. This in turn lead to creating mixes for Serious records and then in 1987 CJ became the World DMC mixing champion.
Soon afterwrds, CJ hooked up wilh Dave Dorell and joined his group Nasty ROX taking over from Nelle Hooper (Soul II Soul/Massive Attack). With Dorell and two members of Colour Box, they created the seminal House track “Pump Up The Volume” by M.A.R.R.S. This was an international hit and was responsible for opening up the pop market to Dance Music as we know it today.
With his background of scratching, hip hop, house and garage and his mastery in the recording studio, CJ gradually progressed to more remixes, feeling more at home behind a 48 track desk than two technics. Coldcut, D-Mob, De La Soul, UFO, Innercity and Loose Ends are just some of those who have benefited from his genius. The word was out that Cj Mackintosh was a remixer with a unique style beyond reproach. His services wculd be demanded by some of the finest musical talent in the world. Projects followed for Sounds of Blackness, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson and D’Angelo.
CJ is also one of the best know DJ’ on the Garage scene, gaining the respect of his peers on both sides of the Atlantic.
“The reaction I get in clubs inspires me in he studio. The Ministry is probably one of the only two places in the world (the other being The Sound Factory Bar in New York) where I can experiment. l’ve done eleven hour sets at The Ministry and would go on for longer if the lights didn’t come on.” CJ is also one of the few UK DJ’ who is capable of drawing a capacity crowd at venues across Europe and the States. With his eclectic musical background, having remixed artists as diverse as Sly & Robbie, Gangstarr, Simple Minds and Tina Turner, CJ Mackintosh continues to stamp his mark on the widest possible variety of music.