In January, favourite London nightspot XOYO launched a new series of events; each made up of a number of weeks during which line-ups are built by spearheading residents, chosen by the club themselves.
First recruiting the talents of Eats Everything followed by The 2 Bears, the first 2 runnings of the fresh minded idea saw a heap of electronic music talent play at the club on a weekly basis including Steve Bug, Henrik Schwarz, Gerd and Heidi to name just a few. Now, it has just been announced that the third resident to lead the newest series of XOYO’s Saturday servings is none other than the supreme Scottish selector, Jackmaster. The third series of takeovers involves XOYO again deviating from the conformity of holding monthly instalments, to seeing nights every Saturday, however the high quality of guests another brand may see in the same number of months has not been diluted down.
Hailing from Glasgow, Jackmaster is one of a very few icons on the dance music scene to boast no production material, however the Numbers co-founder is revered as one of the most interesting and exciting DJs in the world of electronic music today. When given the chance to catch the man in action, the sounds that penetrate your eardrums can be a wild array of genres and styles, mixing straight up house and techno with his more explorative and intriguing sounds that he digs from deep inside his extensive record collection. Jackmaster is also highly praised for his Tweak-a-holic mix series that sheds light on the feel good, cheesy classic (and not so classic) tracks that get feet moving in a completely different way. This year, Jackmaster has been seen performing all over the world, from showcasing his Tweak-a-holic sets at many venues (including the date at XOYO on August 30th) to throwing down more energetic, foot stomping sessions at iconic parties such as Circo Loco’s opening party at DC-10 Ibiza.
Jackmaster’s impressively devised events at XOYO will not be the first ones the Glaswegian has curated, as his own clubbing brand Numbers already has a large presence in the clubbing scene today, popping up at various events such as Bigger Than Barry and Nitsa in Barcelona as part of OFF Sonar. The Numbers parties are consistently popular as respected and intriguing headliners are always employed amongst a host of other talent including Jackmaster and the rest of the Numbers crew, consisting of the likes of Redinho, Spencer, Simply Richard, Mosca, Rustie, Deadboy and Doc Daneeka.
Over the space of 13 weeks through July, August and September Jackmaster will be taking over Saturday nights at XOYO and will be bringing with him a wonderful mix of exciting in demand artists as well as a number of unconventional underground picks, all who will be guaranteed to get the dance floor rocking until closing time. The first and final events in the series see Jackmaster performing all night long, warming up XOYO London’s dance floor from a steady simmer to boiling point and further. The guests who will be joining Jackmaster on other weeks throughout his residency feature the likes of genre-blending experts Moodymann and Roman Flügel, Panorama Bar resident Steffi and Work Them label head Spencer Parker as well as Axel Boman, Joy Orbison, Kenny Dope, Thugfucker, Will Saul and Loefah amongst many more. In addition, the 12th July sees a very special Numbers x Dance Mania party, inviting house masters Paul Johnson and Paris Mitchell to headline proceedings with Spencer and Deadboy representing Jackmaster’s Numbers imprint. Altogether, it is an exciting 13 weeks that is surely raising the bar even higher for XOYO’s resident series.
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Words by Josh
Images courtesy of XOYO