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Chad Jackson

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Chad Jackson started behind the decks before it was even trendy to be a DJ, and today can be credited as one of the people that popularised the art of DJ Mixing and remixing around the world. He was one of the first ever globally known superstar DJs.

Back in the late 80s, a flyer with his name on it meant queues outside clubs like Legends in Manchester and the infamous Wigan Pier. Chad was one of the first British DJ to start DJ mixing in the early 80s. His regular live and recorded mixes on Manchester’s Piccadilly/Key 103 radio station had the whole of the North West of Britain with their fingers on the tape-deck record button. The original cassettes are highly prized today, with people inundating Chad’s website for copies of these famous mixes.

This soon led to Chad being headhunted by Manchester’s legendary Hacienda club, who asked Chad to become resident. Chad was one of the architects of the scene that followed, introduced the crowds, including many who would go on to create the ‘Madchester’ scene, to the newly emerging house music sound and creative DJ mixing techniques.

While at the Hacienda he started producing remixes exclusively for use on the legendary DMC DJ only collections showcasing his eclectic taste, including Grace Jones, Prince, Public Enemy, Deelite and Fatboy Slim, many of which are highly collectable on sites such as Ebay today.

In 1987 he proved his mixing abilities by becoming the Technics/DMC World DJ Mixing Champion at the Royal Albert Hall in London, having secured the UK title a year before.

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  • princecheeky

    Hear The Drummer is a classic, one of my all time fav dance tracks.

    19 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Kym-B

    I wonder what DJ Mark the 45 King thought of this track... come to think of it, I wonder what marva Whitney thought of it...

    7 Jul 2008 Reply

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