Sunday 9th September 2012 by Gabriel Szatan
Jack Revill - Jackmaster to you & I - is many things to many people: a faithful employee at Rubadub record store since the age of 14, where he still puts shifts in during rare periods of downtime; one of the team running Numbers Records, an imprint behind some of the finest electronic music released this decade; a Rinse FM regular; and one of the UK’s most well-loved selectors, a man famed for his seemingly infallible ability to set a party alight with staggering ease.
That said, his reputation as a surefire crowd-pleaser belies the depth of his musical knowledge and ability to move seamlessly between progenitors and protégés. Jackmaster’s passion for the earliest strains of house and techno sets him apart from the crowd, as witnessed on last year’s Fabriclive #57 CD where tracks from the likes of Model 500, CLS and Anthony ‘Shake’ Shakir sat comfortably amongst newer cuts from SBTRKT, Martyn and fellow Glaswegian Hudson Mohawke. In the live arena he’s no different, as likely to play a rare Drexciya 12″ as he is Jay-Z. A stellar example of his versatility can be seen in a mix recorded with Hessle Audio’s Ben UFO earlier this year, where the pair deviated from their usual peak-time billing and chose instead to open proceedings, crafting a slowly unfurling mix that is testament to his skill as a DJ at a considerably lower tempo and deeper mood:
Jackmaster’s inexorable rise to the top has been a pleasure to witness and, suffice to say, we are thrilled to have the man back on board for what promises to be another incendiary set. If you seek to be educated as well as entertained while dancing, then make every effort to catch him play alongside Scuba and many more on December 7th at Stealth for dollop. We’ll leave the last word to Jack:
“One of the best clubs and venues to play in the UK, easily. Can’t wait.”
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