Gerd Janson and I played back to back at the Circoloco x Loveland party a couple of weeks ago at ADE. We had a lot of fun and the recording came out pretty nice! So we decided to share it with you guys...
Gerd's wicked new Fabric CD is out now. Check it: http://www.fabriclondon.com/store/fabric-89.html
Jackmaster facebook page is here: http://facebook.com/djjackmaster
Photo by Sebastian Manox for Warehouse Project!
Upcoming shows from the two of us:
Sub Club Glasgow NYE: https://www.facebook.com/events/1875988389295617/
We Are Festival: http://www.wearefstvl.com/
The second installment of our podcast series is definitely a very special one. Last Amsterdam Dance Event we invited two of our all-time musical heroes to play a long back-2-back set. The result is 3 hours of pure bliss. We've now uploaded the full recording of the set for you to enjoy.
As Resident Advisor put it:
"Nothing screams 'pure vibes' like a back-to-back from Move D and Gerd Janson."
To Celebrate the upcomping release of our Nu Groove compilation, Gerd Janson was kind enough to make us an awesome mix of his favorite Burrel Brothers tracks!
Recording under different aliases, the Burrell Brothers were the backbone
of Nu Groove Records. This New York label started in 1987 and took
inspiration from Trax Records, both musically and aesthetically. This
compilation compiles the absolute best of the Burrell's output and in
doing so is giving us a valuable insight to the much overlooked roots of
New York house music.
Available from Feb 13, 2012
Formats: 2x 2LP (Pt1 + Pt2), CD and Digital
Support your local record shop!!!
Gerd Janson is the influential label boss, journalist, DJ and producer behind the Running Back imprint an doesn't need any introduction nowadays. With a fine ear for unearthing new artists and developing them on his label, Gerd has a very busy schedule and puts out a dizzying amount of music from ambient to disco, house to techno. As a DJ, he has no identifiable style but is a master of many and is someone who can play to just about any crowd and make them move. As if that wasn't enough, as one half of Tuff City Kids he kicks out the club-ready jams that keep kids dancing.
Back on New Year’s Eve 2015, he played back-to-back with Irishman Krystal Klear, who is at the heart of the modern house scene in his hometown Manchester. His fresh take on a classic sound has seen him win plenty of favour with the youth of the day, as well as getting him signed to Kerri Chandler’s MadTech label. Only active for six years, he has already become a regular on the global circuit and now heads up his own Cold Tonic label as well as hosting an influential show on Rinse FM. With a great sense of humour that always permeates his music, former Hoya: Hoya resident Krystal Klear has a passion for a wide range of sounds.
Our latest mix is taken from the five hour b2b the pair played that NYE. As such it really found them stretching their legs and playing across the board. From slow disco to playful r&b grooves, 80s synths to classic house, it is a truly playful set that is chock full of jams, all carefully mixed into one explosive and loved-up whole.
Time to delve deep intro the sound of a house and disco legend. Germany based Running Back records head honcho has been serving up some of the finest sets around the world and now, i-D are exclusively treated to a seriously fine taste of the man himself. We present an impeccable selection with impeccable mixing for this weeks i-DJ. Press play and get groovy!
Gerd Janson plays Amsterdam's Dekmantel Festival on 1st-3rd August. We cant wait.
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Gerd on this mix:
"Best mixes of this ultimate classic are the crooklyn mix and quick dub. But both mixes do not contain the full vocal. When I was asked to do this remix, I decided to go for the same vibe but make use of the whole vocal (verses, chorus, etc). I thought there was no use trying to do something completely different. it's hard to beat this classic. Now there finally will be a crooklyn mix and/or quick dub with the amazing verses! I only received the vocal parts, no other parts, so it took me a while to rebuild the track with same sort of ingredients and especially to get the sounds very similar to the original"
"Gerd is dutch producer Gert-Jan Bijl. Under one alias or another he's been making records for labels as varied as Universal Language and Rejected since 1991. Most recently his "Palm Leaves" 12" on Royal Oak (as Gerd) showed that he's up there with Andres & KDJ when it comes to soulful Detroit style house music. Recording as Geeeman his huge warehouse anthem "Bang't" - the kind of no-nonsense jacking groove that you'd expect from Dance Mania - was one of Phonica's records of 2012 and as NY Stomp he delivered "The NY House Trak" a slice of rolling house business that harks back to Black Traxx and Mijangos and forward to Bicep, Huxley and Ejeca"
House heavyweights Move D and Gerd Janson have teamed up for the aptly named 'Taps Aff For Glasgow' and this sinister roller is guaranteed to get any party suitably fuelled up. It's an amazing track on an amazing compilation so please go out and make this fly off the shelves.