Artist —

Jackmaster


Biography —

You never know exactly what you’re going to hear with Jackmaster. The element of glorious surprise is crucial to his sets: from the lost Dance Mania gems he spends his time unearthing to forgotten Disco tracks to straight-up house and techno sets, the Numbers co-founder has more options up his sleeve than just about any other DJ out there – and a rare knack for connecting seemingly disparate styles with each other. “I don’t do eclecticism just for eclecticism’s sake,” he states firmly.

What you are guaranteed to get is a master selector’s instinct for creating and riding the energy of a crowd: few can get a dancefloor as hyped as Jackmaster. “I don’t think about music in terms of genre, I think about it in terms of energy levels,” he says – and as his star has risen over the past few years, this has been on perfect display at parties from Glasgow to Berlin to New York, and from superclubs such as Berghain and Fabric to legendary underground warehouse parties.

He’s also proven that populist tendencies can have longevity, if done right: unbelievably, it’s now 10 years since the Numbers club night was founded, forging a tight-knit and loyal…

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You never know exactly what you’re going to hear with Jackmaster. The element of glorious surprise is crucial to his sets: from the lost Dance Mania gems he spends his time unearthing to forgotten Disco tracks to straight-up house and techno sets, the Numbers co-founder has more options up his sleeve than just about any other DJ out there – and a rare knack for connecting seemingly disparate styles with each other. “I don’t do eclecticism just for eclecticism’s sake,” he states firmly.

What you are guaranteed to get is a master selector’s instinct for creating and riding the energy of a crowd: few can get a dancefloor as hyped as Jackmaster. “I don’t think about music in terms of genre, I think about it in terms of energy levels,” he says – and as his star has risen over the past few years, this has been on perfect display at parties from Glasgow to Berlin to New York, and from superclubs such as Berghain and Fabric to legendary underground warehouse parties.

He’s also proven that populist tendencies can have longevity, if done right: unbelievably, it’s now 10 years since the Numbers club night was founded, forging a tight-knit and loyal scene in which Jackmaster and like-minded Glaswegian’s could hone their skills. Now, the world can’t get enough of their sounds: the Numbers influence has spread across clubs and into the mainstream, with names such as Jessie Ware, SBTRKT, Rustie, Hudson Mohawke and Jamie xx all having released material with the label.

At the heart of Jackmaster’s wide-ranging sensibility is a fundamental honesty: he believes in neither following trends nor the concept of guilty pleasures. His commitment to both honesty and energy encapsulates what can make dance culture life-changingly thrilling: it’s about the clubber on the dancefloor reacting instantaneously and truthfully to the music. Few cater to that dancer as effectively as Jackmaster – no mere “crowd-pleaser”, but someone always guaranteed to please the crowd.

Alex Macpherson 2012

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Dates —

25th April 2014
Tivoli, Utrecht (Netherlands)

26th April 2014
Karma Lounge, Inverness (UK)

26th April 2014
NDSM Wharf, Amsterdam (Netherlands)

28th May 2014
Marche Gare, Lyon (France)

7th June 2014
Field Day, London (UK)

7th June 2014
Bournemouth Sports Club, Bournemouth (UK)

8th June 2014
Parklife, Manchester (UK)

21st June 2014
Hot Spring Valley, Reykjavik (Iceland)

1st July 2014
Hideout Festival, Pag (Croatia)

2nd July 2014
Hideout Festival, Pag (Croatia)

3rd July 2014
Hideout Festival, Pag (Croatia)

4th July 2014
Hideout Festival, Pag (Croatia)

10th July 2014
Exit Festival, Novi Sad (Serbia)

1st August 2014
Dekmantel Festival, Amsterdam (Netherlands)

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News —

2013 DJ of the year Resident Advisor Poll —

TOP DJ RA

The RA readers have decided the top DJs of 2013 in the Resident Advisor Poll.

Floating Points , Jackmaster , James Holden , Boddika , Âme , Gerd Janson

Source: Resident Advisor 11th December 2013

Monki & Jackmaster join BBC Radio1′s IN NEW DJS WE TRUST —

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In New DJs We Trust is BBC Radio 1′s showcase show for new DJ talent and new dance music. Tune in every Thursday, 9-10pm.

There are 4 DJs on rotation – Jordan Suckley, Mosca, Monki and Jackmaster

Jackmasters show has eclectic electric sounds…

Source: BBC Radio1 14th January 2013
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