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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Artist Spotlight: Jackie



Jackie, a man who's tunes are as groovy as he is, gave me a few minutes of his time (which he should have used to produce!) to do this short interview. Recently featured on Remix 86's FOGO compilation, this guy is definitely a hard hitter and one to keep your eye on. This guy has SERIOUS productions. Take a listen for yourself:




LongArms: 
What got you interested in funk/electronic music? What artists/producers are your favorites/inspired you?

Jackie: 
It is the combination of particular sound and the technology behind it, both still evolving. After so many years, it appeals to me as quite exciting and fresh. I think it was the early 90's when I have heard first techno/house tracks on borrowed cassettes from my friends. They got me hooked instantly, so naturally I craved for more and never stopped exploring for new music. I am maybe not a strict fan of 'funk' or 'jazz' genre but I there is something very attractive about marrying those genres with house or electro.

LongArms: 
Are you just a Producer or also a DJ? If you do DJ, what would we find you spinning on an average night?

Jackie: 
I do not play gigs. Being an engineer by heart, I am completely happy with producing, sound designing, mixing etc. Playing music live seems like an exciting idea so maybe I will play one or two sets someday, just for fun.

LongArms: 
How would you describe the music scene right now in your country?

Jackie: 
As I am not a DJ I can not tell precisely, but I guess Poland is trying to keep worldwide level, at least on a big scale - I am thinking about all the festivals that will take place at summer and there is a lot of fresh and great artists playing. Probably the same is true for clubs, so all the dubstep and electro variations are spinned now.

LongArms: 
What artists/producers are your favorites/inspired you to produce music on your own? What was the process like so far for becoming an electronic music producer?

Jackie: 
There is no surprise here, I was inspired then by the big names of the 90's like daft punk, chemical brothers etc. As for the production process, it was a lot of exploration and learning in solitude. I never had access to any hardware equipment or professional tutor.

LongArms: 
You can collaborate with any artist from the past or present. Who and why?

Jackie: 
That is a tough question but I wish it would be a person that is considerably experienced and operates outside the electronic scene. This way I might discover the creative process from a very different side and thus become a better artist.

LongArms: 
What can we expect from Jackie in the future? Anything else?

Jackie: 
I have many ideas but unfortunately not so much time to realize them. One can expect some remixes along this year for sure, but maybe I will be able finish something bigger in the second half of the year. Time will tell.



Big thanks to Jackie! can't wait to hear new tunes!

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