When it comes to Jackmaster, the name really does fit the bill. He’s a master of his craft and he certainly knows how to get a party jackin’. When we followed him for a week in June he was a force unto himself. Living up to the party animal tag he’s cultivated but still smashing out sets left, right and centre. Up close and personal we saw his knack for transforming a dancefloor from hard work to hands-in-the-air on a night-in, night-out basis.
While many DJs are quick to talk about the grind, the long flights and the time spent away from family and friends, Jack Revill’s love for his craft is all conquering. “As soon as I get behind the decks, everything just disappears. I forget everything and become Zen,” the self-confessed DJ addict told us this summer. Whether it’s propping up a bar in Glasgow or blowing away DC10’s terrace, Revill is in the zone.
Growing up on a steady diet of Prince, Otis Redding and Average White Band along with crucial British bands like Oasis and The Verve, Jackmaster discovered house music at the age of 14 after the death of his mother. Music was his only solace following the tragedy. Sinking all his money into turntables and “shit trance” records, it wasn’t until a short stint at legendary Glasgow store Rubadub that he discovered the likes of Juan Atkins and Underground Resistance.