#344 – DAVID JACKSON – INSANE EP
In a dance music world where it takes some people years to get noticed, David Jackson has had a remarkable rise. Only 18 and he’s already had his records played on Pete Tong’s show, signed and EP to Toolroom & had A-list DJs like Oliver Koletski & James Zabiela ask him for new music.
“Insane” is the kind of record we imagine Grum would make if he was hooked up with Reset Robot for a track on Drumcode. Trance-like vocals and some serious synth work form the top lines and some Tiger Stripes-meets-Mars Bill beats deliver the heavy duty bottom end. Buy this one at BEATPORT & TRAXSOURCE
Not content with just the one genre, David heads to 2018 style Progressive House with “Schwarzenegger”. Epic vocals appear again but this time they are underpinned by a Moroder-meets-Roman Flugel style electro-disco bassline, the kind of which you’d expect to hear if Tiga was DJ-ing and the dancefloor was rammed at 2am. Buy this one at BEATPORT & TRAXSOURCE
Lastly he teams up with Bristol’s Kalyde for a straighter, housey jam (as you’d expect from someone who records for the likes of Mad Tech & Nurvous). Buy this one EXCLUSIVELY at BEATPORT.
It’s no wonder Mark Knight had him for one of his “Ones to Watch” for 2018.
Support from: Mat.Joe, DJ T, Grum, Hollen, Monki, Simone Liberali, Marco Anzalone, Lexa Hill, Simone Vitullo, Audiomatiques, Dantiez, Dalfie, Stan Kolev, Gareth Sommerville, Echomen, Daniel Cuda, Midnight City, Kal (Underground Audio), Dilby, Space Motion, Steve Lawler, Vanilla Ace, Vlada Asanin, Magitman, Vaxx, Josh Gregg