Good Morning Mix: Relive Jackmaster's 2016 DJ-Kicks mix

Good Morning Mix: Relive Jackmaster's 2016 DJ-Kicks mix

Glaswegian DJ Jackmaster, real name Jack Revill, is best known for his ability to seamlessly intertwine genres and vastly different musical elements.

In 2016, Revill had the honor of creating the DJ-Kicks mix, which he used as an opportunity to pen an open love letter to the diverse cities that shaped him as an artist — Detroit, Chicago, and of course, Glasgow. According to Jackmaster, the DJ-Kicks mix was almost ruined by near disaster. In a press release around the delivery of the mix he delved deep into its origins.

“I was in the Caribbean DJing on a cruise ship that had no internet and got a call with the deadline. I went straight to my cabin on the boat and started picking out tracks on Rekordbox. The boat docked in Miami and I left my record bag in a taxi. I lost everything. My computer, all my USBs and new records. Once I got to Glasgow I bought a new computer, salvaged what music I could from old machines but most importantly delved deep into my record collection to find some obscure and forgotten bits that would do the CD justice. I holed up in the studio and managed to get the tracklist down within about a week, which is very quick for me. I thought it was solid but I listened to it on the plane and really hated it. So I went back to my old flat where my whole record collection is and started again. I probably did four or five different versions till I arrived at something I was really happy with.”

As a result, the mix is heavily influenced by the early techno and DIY-style Revill championed when he first started out on the circuits.

Says Revill of the style:

“Music was my escape when things were bad at home. Music was the bond that brought me and my best friends together, particularly Spencer who taught me how to DJ and who I’d hang out with every day mixing records. Music became my drive to do something with my life. I think it’s different to what a lot of people would expect from me, but for me it was important to do something honest and something that sets the record straight in a way.”

Tracklist:

  1. Lnrdcroy – Freedom For Antboy II (Mixed)
  2. Denis Sulta – MSNJ (Mixed)
  3. Phil Moffa – Center Of The World (Mixed)
  4. X_1 – Happy Hippie Hifi (Mixed)
  5. Eliphino – Isabella Road (Mixed)
  6. Massimiliano Pagliara – I Am Running All My Drum Machines At Once And Dancing (Mixed)
  7. Mike Dunn – A Groove (Mixed)
  8. Playground Productionz – Orgy (XXX) (Mixed)
  9. Eli Escobar – Tension (Vinyl Mix) (Mixed)
  10. Alcatraz Harry – Ode To Frankfurt (Mixed)
  11. Lory D – Deep Acoustic (Mixed)
  12. Tomahawk – Forever Free (Mixed)
  13. Anno Stamm – A Night Out With Therese (Mixed)
  14. Denis Sulta – Dubelle Oh XX (JVIP) (Mixed)
  15. Konakov – Clonki Part II (Mixed)
  16. Mr G – Transient (Mixed)
  17. Basic Channel – Q1.1/l (Mixed)
  18. Fango – Vena Cava (Mixed)
  19. Tessela – Up (Mixed)
  20. Ricardo Villalobos – Logohitz (Mixed)
  21. Dean & Deluca – A2. (Mixed)
  22. Robert Hood – The Pace (Mixed)
  23. Overmow – Convulsions (Mixed)
  24. POM POM – POM POM 18 B2 (Mixed)