Jaguar Skills will be in the West Country this November, joining CODEC for a night at SWX Bristol on Saturday the 19th. The mysterious disc jockey made a name for himself with a series of fast-paced chop and change mixes way back in 2002, and should go down a treat with the friendly Bristolian audience.
Now known for donning a black balaclava as he scratches and cuts between tracks, Jaguar Skills originally cut his teeth at Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes arts bar in East London, where he was scouted by Japanese fashion label Maharishi and commissioned to produce an hour-long mixtape. Later becoming a resident at Jade Jagger’s famous Jezebel parties, Jaguar was on the ascent to DJing greatness, and a whirlwind of internet support would shake things up even further in 2006, with his "1979-2006: A Hip-Hop Odyssey - 800 Tracks In 45 Minutes" mix surpassing one million downloads. Mixes including the “History of DnB”, “History of Ayia Napa” and “Toolroom Knights” consolidated his position as one of the UK’s favourite mash-up DJs.
Dancing his way through hip hop, house, DnB, dubstep and anything else he can squeeze in, Jaguar Skills will cook up a perfect party for his audience, with his whistlestop tour of all kinds of hits certain to provide something for everyone. Tickets for such a show will be released on Sunday 28th August.
Words by Andrew Kemp
Photo courtesy of Jaguar Skills