In a time where the meaning of ‘house music’ is constantly evolving, a new generation of producers and DJs alike are breaking through. An artist who has taken this change of direction in his stride is Jacky.
Jacky’s love for music started young when he was growing up in East Africa – It was there his passion for drumming took hold and he came to realise that music was going to be more than just a creative outlet and his sights were set on forging a career in the industry.
Fast forward to summer 2016 and Jacky has a whole lot in the pipeline including a string of releases forthcoming on some of the underground’s hottest imprints. Namely Spanish label Roush, where the London based producer has announced an EP to drop later in the year as well as a further track on the mighty Elrow’s Sonar 2016 compilation.
Jacky cut his teeth with Barcelona based institution Elrow in 2015 with the release of hit EP ‘Diskotek’, which made a serious impact on dancefloors throughout the underground and went on to reach number eight in the Beatport chart – Firmly establishing him as an artist to sit up and take note of. Now very much a part of the Elrow family, Jacky is also set to play their legendary Sonar show in June this year.
Beyond Elrow, Jacky has also taken up residency at Manchester clubbing institution Sankeys MCR, where he is booked for six shows this year. Adding to his already busy show diary which includes several return dates at Leeds’ Mint Warehouse and a number of other key dates throughout the UK and Europe.
Since signing his first record in the summer of 2014, Jacky has gone on to receive widespread praise from some of the industry’s biggest artists, including Steve Lawler, Skream, Jamie Jones, Marco Carola, Richy Ahmed, Nick Curly, and Santé – All of whom gave full support on his debut releases.
The Newcastle born lad also launched his own label ‘Red Lunar Records’ in 2014 with a close friend of his, Richard Heiniger. Now entering their second year of operations, they have featured artists such as Jey Kurmis, Di Chiara Brother’s, Atove, Sascha Sonido with further growth projected throughout 2016.
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