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Counting With Jackmaster

Words by EB Team
Published on December 10, 2014 13:38 Berlin Time

Glaswegian Numbers label and clubnight founder Jackmaster has a rep for surprising and raucous selections in his DJ sets. But did you know about his past as an Oasis obsessive and repentant dubstep hater? Here’s Jack out the box.

1 memorable line in a song:

“Ass/Titties/Ass ‘n’ Titties/Ass, Ass, Titties Titties, Ass ‘n’ Titties” – DJ Assault, “Ass ‘n’ Titties”

2 decisions I regret:

  1. Taking up smoking weed as a kid.
  2. Selling some of my record collection on Discogs.

3 sets of people that should collaborate:

  1. Dizzee and Wiley need to be reunited and take us back to the Sidewinder era—with Slimzee on the decks, obviously.
  2. Noel and Liam Gallagher. I was a huge Oasis fan as a kid. Not sorry if that’s uncool.
  3. Scotland vs. England. It wouldn’t exactly be a collaboration, but rather the fiercest international footballing rivalry in the world.

4 things I haven’t done yet:

  1. Played a whole set sober.
  2. Kept a plant alive for more than six months.
  3. Adopted a dog (probably for the best, given the plant thing).
  4. Learned to play piano.

5 things I used to believe:

  1. That dubstep was shit.
  2. That I was a sick goalkeeper. At school they nicknamed me The Brick Wall because I was a beast, basically. Reflexes of a cat. Now I’m just a plain liability.
  3. That hard work alone could get you where you want to be.
  4. That being backstage or in the VIP section of a party is cool.
  5. That drugs were bad.

6 hours ago…

I was playing football in the sweltering heat of Barcelona for Ben Pearce’s charity football event at Sonar.

7 albums everyone should own:

  1. Daft Punk – Homework
    daft punk 300
  2. Prince – Dirty Mind
  3. Drexciya – The Quest
  4. Beverly Hills Cop OST
    BHC 300
  5. Ricardo Villalobos – Alcachofa
  6. Rustie – Glass Swords
  7. Oasis – (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?

After 8 p.m. …

…is when I wake up. I’ve always been a nighthawk and I work far better in hours of darkness. Getting up at or before noon is an achievement for me.

My 9 lives…

…were used up many years ago spray-painting rooftops in Glasgow. I’m down to my last one for sure. Fuck it—we’re here for a good time, not a long time, right?

I would touch with a 10 foot pole:

Tight penny-pinchers, thieves, and liars.

This article originally appeared in the Fall 2014 issue ofElectronic Beats Magazine. Keep an eye out for the next edition, as it will arrive soon!