Saturday, February 6th • Bar opens 8PM, Club doors 10PM
Karizma is an internationally renowned and charted producer from Baltimore who works hard so you can dance harder. He has remixed stadium-sized names like Mary J. Blige and Lenny Kravitz, yet maintains a humble disposition and always holds it down for the home team. Celebrate the release of his latest LP with Kaytronik and Baronhawk Poitier playing an extended set early. Black Swan Recordings bossSchubert returns to Flash Bar with labelmate Dave Martin and guestsWahi and Omar Karim.
Karizma grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and began to DJ for fashion shows and college parties at age of 13. In early 1980, Karizma landed a radio show with a non-profit National Public Radio station, WEAA, and his early style was a mix of house music and hip hop. Around the same time, Karizma met DJ Spen, and together with him, worked on a radio show at V103,the same station that he held a very popular weekend mix show with unruly records co-founders,Scottie B and Shawn Caesar.. Karizma and DJ Spen worked on a music production project with a record label, Jasper Street Company, and joined the House Music Production Group, the Basement Boys, and worked on remixes for musicians such as Mary J. Blige, Bob Sinclar, Lenny Kravitz to name a few.
In 2006, Karizma distributed his unreleased track, "Twyst this" to a few contacts including Gilles Peterson. Gilles Peterson introduced "Twysted" on his radio program, Worldwide on BBC Radio 1, and this track got chart in on top 14 in spite of it being on a white label record.
In 2007, Karizma released a solo album, "A Mind of Its Own" on R2 Records, and made his official debut. Karizma was voted as Best DJ's of 2007 in the XLR8R magazine. In 2010, Karizma was nominated as the "Best Hometown Hero" on his home town, Baltimore city newspaper for his solo career progression traveling around the globe. In 2012, Karizma released a triple pack LP, "Karizma Collection 1999-2012", 500 copy limited editions including his classic songs, "Twysted" and "Power", individually hand sprayed each of the album sleeves. In 2013, Karizma's third solo album, a double pack LP/ CD (digital), "Karizma Wall of Sound" was released from R2 Records on 2 September 2013 worldwide, featuring collaborations with Osunlade (Yoruba Records), Rokaz (Neil Pierce & Ziggy Funk), and a UK star, Sean McCabe.