The next episode of DJ Kicks comes from Jackmaster. The Numbers cofounder and charismatic Glaswegian delivers an honest journey, unearthing a serious passion for the obscure boundaries of house and techno. From humble beginnings behind the counter of legendary record store Rub-A-Dub in Glasgow, Scotland, his has been a grassroots movement to dominate the bills of some of the best electronic music events across Europe and America.
The Numbers club night he co-founded a decade ago has grown into a revered label with releases from Jessie Ware, SBTRKT, Rustie, Hudson Mohawke and Jamie xx. Jack has also hosted a series of shows for the globally renowned BBC Radio 1 allowing his charming personality and instinct for judging an audience to unite, a formula that continues to elevate his status as a world class DJ. DJ Kicks is a testament to the journey Jack embarked on as a young teenager and a symbol of how far he has come. A well-considered and seamless course that plots his early influences and cements his status for years to come.
"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," Jack explains. "Some people think I'm a dubstep DJ, some people think I just bang out classics, but neither of those are true. I try not to be too purposely idiosyncratic when selecting music. It's kind of contrived. I want to educate people but never compromise my vision. I just want to play good music and tell my own story."