Paul Jackson has established himself as one of the UK's premier DJ talents, - having been behind the decks for the past 11 years. His DJ career, like so many, started out as nothing more than a bit of fun, but soon transcended bedroom status, and took on the role of a full time job.
Jackson has come a long way since residing over the crowds at Amnesia (Ibiza -'94), Cheeky People (The Cross, London - '93-'95) and Frisky/Move (Ministry Of Sound, London - '96-99'). There is no doubt that playing at clubs such as these helped harness Jackson's hugely respected DJ skills as well his own interpretation of this thing called house music. And it is this interpretation that has lead to Jackson becoming one of the most sought after DJs in the country. His ability to rock the crowd and chose the right record at exactly the right time has allowed him to appear regularly at the UK's leading clubs - Rulin at Ministry of Sound, Cream, Passion, Code and Bed and tours for Underwater, Subliminal, Defected, Radio 1 and MTV all lay testament to the fact that when ever booked to play, Jackson will not disappoint. On a further reaching scale, Jackson has held down European residencies at Macumba in Madrid, Spain and Vibe in Marbella, Benidorm and Valencia. There have also been regular visits to Barcelona, Switzerland, Sweden, Germany, Portugal and Poland (he has DJ'ed in over 40 countries). And like so many DJs Jackson spends much of the summer to and from Ibiza for various club-nights.
But it's not just in the clubs that Jackson is receiving recognition. As well as appearing for Danny Rampling on the Love Groove Dance Party live from Media (where he held a one year residency), in January 2001 Jackson did his first ever Radio 1 Essential Mix. Cited by many as one of the best Essentials Mixes ever heard, he was then nominated for best Essential Mix at the 2001 Muzik Magazine Awards. In January 2003 he again repeated the formula with a second Essential Mix.
Away from DJing, Jackson has immersed himself in the studio. His first foray into production was a remix of Antoine Clamaran's 'We Come to Party' for Multiply Records. Since then, alongside Mark Wilkinson and Kevin 'K-Boy' Brooks, and under the moniker Kidstuff, Jackson has had releases on Defected's offshoot, Fluential Records with 'Alright' and 'Jetfunk' - both received critical acclaim from Danny Tenaglia - who cited them both as his biggest records of 2001- and they received radio support from the likes of Pete Tong, Seb Fontaine and Judge Jules at Radio 1, plus specialist support. In 2002, Kidstuff took releases to Skint and JBO Records, whilst Jackson also cut his first solo trac: 'The Bulldozer EP' released on Fluential. Into 2003 and Jackson has recently signed to Darren Emerson's Underwater Records with 'The Push'having already been made Essential New Tune by Pete Tong, Underwater expect big things for the single's release in April 2003. He will also be DJing extensively for the label throughout the UK and world.
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