Today we premiere a track from Dublin native Air Jackson, as the producer releases his third EP of the summer season, entitled ‘XTC / Sunshine’ on his label Ten One Records. As a DJ and producer, he knows how to traverse genres, finding exciting, unpredictable links as he goes, which this EP is an example of.
From house, to techno to breakbeat into DnB, Air Jackson 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 Air Jackson’s melodies bring, whether hopeful and optimistic or tense and dark, are very much what define his signature sound.
After a strong summer of festival performances including Life Festival, Beyond The Pale and the upcoming Electric Picnic, he is set to finish off this sunny season with an inspired EP featuring two uplifting summer hits ‘XTC’ and ‘Sunshine’, both of which have been heard far and wide across European dance floors this summer.
In a short space of time Air Jackson has achieved a lot. His first release ‘Orion’ was championed by Pete Tong on his BBC Radio 1 Essential Selection in 2019, and he went on to tour extensively, along with launching his own Ten One Records, a label focused on music rich in melody. Last summer, Air Jackson served up ‘Chemistry,’ his debut album that showcased the breadth and depth of his sound which received multiple number 1s across many electronic charts.
The creativity hasn’t stopped as this summer we’ve seen him release three EPs, one entitled ‘Nebula / Dreams’ and ‘Blow Ya Mind / Get Down’ and now his latest ‘XTC / Sunshine’ EP. These releases have received massive support from some of the biggest electronic artists around the globe including Maceo Plex, Luciano, Nicole Moudaber, John Digweed, Sasha, James Zabiela, Groove Armada, Marco Faraone, Darren Emerson and Glenn Morrison. The future’s looking bright as Air Jackson solidifies himself as one of the most hard-working and exciting prospects coming out of Ireland right now.
Check out our premiere of Air Jackson’s XTC via our SoundCloud.