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In Session: Jackmaster

Merry Christmas from our favourite Glaswegian

  • Mixmag Staff
  • 26 December 2016
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Nowadays he doesn’t see music in terms of genre or follow ‘cool’ trends. Instead it’s all about energy levels. His sets can range from down the line techno, to big beat disco, to fun as fuck house, all styles cater for all crowds. One constant is his quick-fire of mixing, a style he finessed on the Glasgow club circuit trying to beat the city’s 3am curfew and gained a reputation for following the release of his fabriclive mix four years ago.

Revill’s selection skills have also filtered down to his label. Having never released any of his own productions, he started Numbers as a club night with best friend Spencer 10 years ago. Eventually it evolved into a label, catering to a variety of electronic music including Jamie XX, Rustie and Jessie Ware. In recent years there four-to-the-floor material has been on point, tapping up Adesse Versions, Denis Sulta and Kornél Kovács for killer releases.

You never know what you’re going to get with Jackmaster is a phrase heard so often. His ability to create a third plane of music by blending two tracks is up with the best. Our tagline for his cover issue was “jack of all trades, master of one”.

The way he switches it up between deep chunky house, lofi drum machine workouts, piano stab anthems and pumping filter house over the course of an hour in this mix certainly validates that.

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