Publication: Sweater

Article: Mark Grant-A Taste of Cajual (Cajual)

Author: Michael Garrett

Reference: February-March 1997


Have you ever wondered how a regular DJ transforms him or herself into a “superstar DJ” (besides obviously adding the word “superstar” to their name)?  Well here’s the answer:  put out a mix exactly like this one.  Sounds easy, right?  Well, first you need to convince Cajual, one of Chicago’s hottest house labels to let you have your way with their entire back catalog.  And once you do, you still need to figure out how to blend all those wonderful moments together.


Chicago’s own Mark Grant proves himself deserving of the world class status by getting a crack at the lengthy Cajual roster including artists like Cajmere and the Chicago Connection, and then using his own turntable skills to tie them up in a nice, neat package.  Examples abound throughout; check how easily the pounding bass and hooky chorus of Green Velvet’s “Answering Machine” flows into GU’s “House Music Will Never Die”.  A Taste of Cajual is by far one of the most explosive house CD’s to come out in a long, long while.