If you're a self-confessed house connoisseur or someone who prides themselves on their knowledge of the genre, then Karizma will be a name that you're more than familiar with, in fact, you should be heavily acquainted with the Baltimore veteran
Having been DJing since the age of 13, Karizma aka Kaytronik has perfected the art of mixing and selection and he's released on labels such as Strictly Rhythm, Objektivity and Black Vinyl Records. Describing his output as vast would be an understatement but it's not just these labels that Karizma has found a home on. He also oversees the stellar output of his R2 Records label, an imprint that's played host to Osunlade, Louie Vega, Floating Points and Ron Trent.
All it takes is one listen to his and AtJazz's performance as EXIST in The Lab to see that Karizma's eclectic song choice and persona behind the decks is not something that's easily matched. It seems apt then that he'll soon be performing at one of London's most exciting club nights, Saints Don't Sleep.
We've regularly covered the night that takes place at Brixton Jamm, and for good reason. They've had the likes of Andres, Kon & Amir, Homework, Nicholas and Djrum all play at the event, one that manages to combine quality music with a feel-good vibe and this month they celebrate their second birthday.
To whet your appetite for the birthday bonanza, Karizma has compiled an In Session mix for us and you can expect to hear prime cuts by Moodymann, Blaze and naturally some killer edits from the maestro himself. You don't want to sleep on this one.
Saints Don't Sleep's 2nd Birthday takes place on September 12 and you can grab tickets here.