Jacky isn’t too cool to admit he’s doing his dream job and loving every second. And it shows: when the curly haired smiler is bouncing about on the decks, plotting a route through big and boisterous house and tech, his energy is infectious..
His crowds suck it up and give it back with relish, and have helped propel him from bedroom loser to European mainstay in just a few years.
These days, Jacky somehow finds himself as a contemporary tastemaker: the tunes he makes have hit the top of the Beatport charts a number of times, and get big plays from key stars like Skream, Jamie Jones and Marco Carola. As a passionate drummer, everything this goofy Geordie does starts with the kicks and hits. From there he builds up the vibes with versatile styles that reach into disco, tech and deepness as required. It’s the same story in the studio, where Jacky lays down the sort of big hearted, high impact sounds he gets off on when getting down. He’s done so on VIVA, DFTD, Repopulate Mars, FFRR, Elrow Music and many others, always with a unique sense of character.
His fun loving approach to DJing is what made him Defected Ibiza’s choice resident for their Eden series in summer 2018, and it also defines his Jacky & Friends events. They have made inedible marks across the UK from Sankeys to Digital to Mint Warehouse as well as in Eden Ibiza’s back room and at Benimussa Park where they invaded the Treehouse stage during the legendary Zoo Project events.
The ensuing label of the same name is just getting started and is a way for Jacky to show off his skilful friends (and jump the queue when it comes to releasing his own music). Early releases got snapped up and dropped quick sharp, and 2019 will be filled with plenty more from close pals as well as Jacky himself. As such, you better get used to his face, cause the people have spoken and Jacky ain’t going anywhere soon.