We’re in Dublin for this week’s edition of the Local Selection, brought to you by a hugely talented DJ and producer, Dave Jackson aka Air Jackson, as he contributes just over an hour of breaks, electro, garage, house and techno cuts for our latest mix.
Air Jackson‘s first-ever release, ‘Orion,’ was championed by Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1. Since then, the Dublin based artist hasn’t looked back. He has continued to serve up masterfully melodic sounds that explore the cross-section between house, techno and a multitude of different electronic genres. He has played festivals and clubs across Ireland, Ibiza, France and the Netherlands. He has also established his own Ten One Records as a contemporary leader when it comes to music rich in melody. And all this has happened in just a couple of years.
As a DJ and live performer, the former Amsterdam resident knows how to traverse genres, finding exciting, unpredictable links as he goes. From DnB to house, techno to breakbeat, he roams free, but often ties his selections together with an all-important melody. “I’m genre-fluid,” he says, “if I like it, I’ll make it.” The emotions Jackson’s melodies bring, whether hopeful and optimistic or tense and dark, are very much what define his signature sound. To date, the influential likes of Groove Armada, Anthony Pappa, DJ Heather, Colin Dale and DJ Caspa have all been playing and supporting the three EPs that he has released on Ten One Records, with plenty more to come.
This summer Air Jackson will serve up ‘Chemistry,’ [Soon to be premiered with us] a thrilling debut album that showcases the breadth and depth of his sound in all its glory. Alongside this, he will continue to search out and sign the best new music from both established and emerging artists, and continue to serve up scintillating melodic grooves.
Whack this mix on and let Air Jackson soundtrack your Wednesday afternoon. This mix is a dream.
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