NEW JACKSON (Maeve / Major Problems)
From his studio near the sea, New Jackson makes nocturnal house jams with a ghostly disco tint.
The Dubliner’s putting the finishing touches to his first release of 2016 - a debut outing on the Maeve label, with his debut LP and further 12”s on the way.
2015’s highlights include a collaboration with Fort Romeau, ‘Not A Word’, which featured on the UK producer’s album on Ghostly, and a return to hometown label Major Problems with the ‘Metroflex’ 12”. The three-tracker included a remix from US techno auteur Hieroglyphic Being. He closed out 2014 with the bustling Balearica of ‘Having A Coke With You’ on Germany’s Permanent Vacation label.
It follows a series of well-received releases and remixes for labels and acts including Hivern, Perm Vac, Apartment, the xx and Mano Le Tough.
Live, New Jackson cranks up the machines: vintage drum modules, trusted synths, a dusty Russian vocoder and an MPC heart. Highlights from 2015 include shows in a Boiler Room turn, Panorama Bar, Berlin; Milan; Barcelona; Lithuania and a flurry of shows in his native Ireland: a Body and Soul headliner; a Maeve party and a RBMA slot at Electric Picnic.
Shoot out the lights.