Shine A Light On: New Jackson


New Jackson has come to shake our disco soul to its very foundations. The Dublin based producer has been picking up plaudits with his off kilter production; funky nuggets straddling a techno/ disco divide, where the groove is just that little bit out of focus, the melodies stumbling from the sweet to the queasy. Releases on the likes of Hivern, Major Problems and Permanant Vacation, alongside a well received remix for The xx have cemented his reputation, so when we were offerd an exclusive mixtape we jumped at the chance. NJ didn't disappoint, giving us just under an hour of wonky joy  – listen below, and read what he had to say on the mix after the jump.

Who are you?

New Jackson

Where are you?

Dublin city

What are you?


Where was the mix recorded?

In my bedroom

What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?

Paradise Garage

What should we be wearing?

Silver and Gold

What would be your dream setting to record a mix?

Larry Levan's booth

Which track in the mix is your current favourite?

Galcher Lustwerk 'Put On'.

What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?

There are many but the one I've listened to most is TR-One's Dean Feeney's mix for Cork's Sunday Times crew, available here

If you could go back to back with any DJ from throughout history, who would it be and why?

David Mancuso

What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?

The track you end on

What were the first and last records you bought?

first: The Pogues 'Rum, Sodomy and The Lash' (age 11, I didn't know what sodomy or the lash meant). last: OOIOO 'Gamel'

If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?


Tell us one record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything…

Most of 'Trout Mask Replica' by Captain Beefheart

New Jackson releases the 'Having A Coke With You' EP on Permanent Vacation on 07.11.14.

upcoming live dates:

oct 24: perm vac party, mma, munich
oct 26: sunday times, the sextant, cork
nov 08: major problems party, hidden agenda, dublin
nov 14: olympia, the stock, milan (dj)
dec 04: transmusicales, rennes