Jackmaster and Jasper James are releasing a surprise new mixtape this week, created spontaneously at their house late one night when a jetlagged Jackmaster returned from Australia and couldn’t sleep (who could forget his epic show at The Greenwood Sydney by the team at http://www.divisionagency.com.au). His loss of sleep is very much our gain, with two-and-a-half hours of superb music served up from these two expert selectors.
Mixes from Jackmaster are a particularly rare treat, with only his annual Mastermix and a few others making their way onto the internet, so it makes this unplanned journey an extra special one. He and Jasper have been best mates since childhood, sharing their musical upbringing and education via Jasper’s Dad and Sub Club resident Harri and now living together in the same house in their home town of Glasgow. Anyone who’s seen them play back-to-back can testify what a natural chemistry they have, and it comes across very clearly in this mix.
Moving from disco through proper house music into acid, Detroit flavours, techno, dreamy melodic epics and much more, they show the full breadth of their styles and impeccable taste throughout. From exclusive unreleased tracks to lesser known classics and the best of this year’s releases, it’s all in here.
The duo’s organic rise from the Glasgow scene via Jack’s influential label Numbers and their acclaimed DJ sets has been unstoppable. Jackmaster was voted Resident Advisor readers #5 DJ of 2015, while Jasper stepped into the spotlight in a big way this year with his residency at London’s Phonox. Call this mixtape an early Christmas present from them to you.
Catch Jack playing the following shows amongst others –
Dec-02 Numbers at The Bussey Building London
Dec-03 Numbers at The Arts School Glasgow
Dec-09 Numbers at Limelight Belfast
Dec-10 Number at Nitsa Barcelona
Dec-16 Mastermix at District 8 Dublin
Dec-23 Mastermix at Lux Lisbon
Dec-31 Sub Club Glasgow/LiquidRoom Edinburgh
Jan-01 Motion Bristol / WHP Manchester
Catch Jasper at:
Dec 2 – Sheffield SU, Sheffield
Dec 2 – Church, Leeds
Dec 5 – Barraca Music, Valencia
Dec 9 – SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Dec 16 – Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh
Dec 17 – Klein, Istambul
Dec 23 – Lux, Lisbon
Dec 27 – WHP, Manchester
Dec 28 – Sub Club, Glasgow
Jan 01 – Rainbow Birnmingham
Jan 01 – Canal Mills, Leeds