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JACQ joins the Spotlight Mix


JACQ’s love affair with house music is a longstanding one, spanning several decades and withstanding the test that comes with the twists and turns in the road of musical evolution. The Liverpool-born DJ/Producer has known from a young age that the music was destined to play a major role in his life. He grew up during a time where mixing records was still a dark art, and masters of the craft were reluctant to shed even the slightest bit of knowledge. In a way, that mentality helped to separate the cream from the crop. Those that really invested their time and passion eventually honed an impressive level of skill and JACQ was definitely one of the lucky few in that sense.

Very much the envy of his peers during his teenage years, JACQ soon advanced from creating mixtapes for his friends to warming into the club scene. Initially starting out at venues like Liverpool’s Society, Garlands, G Bar and the Arts Club, and supporting artists such as Dave Whelan, Mike DiScala (now known as Camelphat) Dave Graham and many of the other greats of that era. What followed after those few years of being a notable influence on the northern club scene, has now become the catalyst for a newly-refreshed and hungry JACQ.

Realising that the next logical stage in his advancement would be to get in the studio and start learning to make his own music, JACQ embarked on a vigorous quest for knowledge and a new ability. Taking to the confines of studio space with artists like Rudosa, Dave Parkinson and Tuff London, JACQ has honed his craft and gained support from the internationally revered Toolroom Academy as a result. His aggressive tuition efforts supported heavily by the knowledge of D. Ramirez and Pete Griffiths have led to his recent work being supported by artists at the level of Harry Romero, amongst others.

With such an interesting story and an undeniably nostalgic level of industry knowledge, JACQ is now pushing on into the territory of becoming an established artist and touring performer. With such a reliable foundation of support and tuition, and his foot heavily pressed on the gas, there is no doubt that big bookings and credible releases are on the fast-approaching horizon.

Today, he joins our Spotlight Mix series

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Clyde P – The Gwana March (Darius Syrossian Remix)
Dorade – This Is House (Original Mix)
Roger That (UK) – Lady In Red (Extended Mix)
CamelPhat – Mess With Them (Original Mix)

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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