Maggotron (born James McCauley, and also known as Maggozulu 2, Planet Detroit and Bass Master Kahn) is one of the pioneers of Bass music. He uses samples from many sources, and is influenced by Parliament, Funkadelic and Earth Wind and Fire among others. In 2000, he worked together with his former engineer Bass Mekanik on the album Bass Alien - Tales from the Lo-Zone. In 2001, he mixed and compiled a CD featuring Miami bass classics for empirewerks music: Super Bass - Original Old School Booty Shakers. The same year, his compilation Electro Jamz from the Vaults of Jamron Records brought Miami bass and electro tracks from his early days as a producer and performer. Due to pressure from Pandisc Records, the humour in his later work for Pandisc became less notable.
DXJ's earlier work was characterised by its humorous approach, which can also be seen in his use of pseudonyms. Musically, DXJ's music is characterised by its use of electro/bass beats and rock guitars, as well as vocal samples from all kinds of sources. Cultural and ethnic diversity are also part of the fabric of Maggotron's sound. Men and women of various nationalities and genetics have helped work to achieve the sound that Maggotron is noted for.
Internationally known, DXJ'S Contributions to Miami Bass, Electro or Street Music has influenced Break beat, Crunk, Ghetto Tech and other genres of music. Miami Bass/Electro itself is a hybrid branch of the Hip Hop /Electro Music genre/style.
12 Inch Singles
- OSÉ.Computer Funk. BS 1003–1983.
- MAGGOTRON.Computer Pop. BS 1007 - 1984.
- ¨7¨Single:THE SONARPHONICS.Superbreakers BS 1010 - 1984.
- THE EMPYRE.Raiders Of The Lost Groove. JR 001 - 1984.MAGGOTRON.
- Planet Detroid Vs The Roxane Plague, Radio Mars,
Escape Devoid, Instrumental Devoid.(EP) JR 002 - 1985.
- THE EMPYRE Strikin Back b/w Remix Of Raiders of The Lost Groove JR 003 1985.
- THE THIRD DEGREE Bass It Baby. JR 004 - 1986.
- THE THIRD DEGREE Bass it baby (87 remix) JR 004-87 - 1987.
- SMOKEY DEE & GRANDMASTER L.O.V.E SUPER BASS JR 005 - 1987.
- MAGGOTRON Welcome To The Planet Of Bass JM 7729 - 1987.
D.X.J & THE BASSONLIANS. Bass It Up. JM 7730 - 1987. MAGGOTRON. Return To The Planet Of Bass b/w Maggotron's In Your Closet. JM 7731 - 1988. BASSADELIC. One Nation Under A Boom b/w Believe Me Whem I Tell Ya. JM 7732 - 1988. D.J EXTRAORDIONAIRE & THE BASSADELIC BOOM PATROL. Drop The Bass. JM 7734 - 1988. MAGGOTRON. That's My Man Throwing Down. JM 7735 - 1989. D.J EXTRAORDIONAIRE. That's Too Hot. JM 7736 - 1989. MAGGOTRON. Coming'Back To Bass. JM 7737 - 1990. DXJ AND THE BASSONLIANS. Journey To Bassonia (Vinyl Test Pressing - Only DXJ Can Sell You One)
- HOT ASSOCIATED LABELS / HOT PRODUCTIONS.
- PO FUNKY BLAH RECORDS.
VARIOUS ARTISTS. Mastermixers HTCD 3336 - HTLP 3336 - 31 July 1990.
- PANDISC RECORDS.
PLANET DETROID. Invasion From The Planet Detroid. PD 004 - 1984. PALMERFORCE TWO. Street Wars. PD 007 - 1984. (Vocal Arrangement By DXJ, Produced By: BO CRANE). MAGGOTRON CRUSHING CREW. Bass Rock The Planet . PD 019 - 1986. MISSY J AND THE ROLEX SOCIAL CLUB. My Friend Joan (Can We Rap). PD 021 - 1985/1986. THE THIRD DEGREE. Say It Loud (I Like Rap And I'm Proud). PD 024 - 1987. (Edited By DINAMIX II). MAGGOZULU TOO. Mix It Baby. PD 025 - 1988. THE SONARPHONICS. Attack On The Planet Of Bass. PD 026 - 1988. SMOKEY D & D.X.J. All You Need Is Bass These Days. PD 028 - 1988. MAGGOTRON CRUSHING CREW. The Bass That Ate Miami. PD 029 - 1988. (Promo Copy). SMOKEY D, D.X.J & SUPER JB. Get Hyped. PD 033 - Release Date ? MAGGOTRON CRUSHING CREW b/w D.X.J & THE MIAMI BASS MOB. The Bass That Ate Miami b/w Bass Wars. PD 037 - 1989. D.X.J AND THE MIAMI BASS MOB b/w THE LATIN MAGGOTS. Do You Want To Rock? b/w Uh, Uno, Tres, Four. PD 058 - 1990. MAGGOTRON CRUSHING CREW Feat SMOKEY D.E.E & MC KASPER. Miami's Rocking´ Baby (Miami Jams). PD 068 - 1991. MARK THE 808 BASS QUEEN b/w KNOB SQUAD. 900 Bass Number b/w Poetry is Not A Pretty Little Business. PD 073 - 1991. D.J MADNESS & DR BOOM. Smokin'Hot Funk. PD 087 - 1992. 8805 - 1989. (¨12¨ Only). DIGITAL LOVE MUSCLE. Bass Jams For Lovers. SB 1008 - January 1995. (CD Only).
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