Chad Jackson has spent the last 30+ years immersed in music — releasing records, DJing everywhere, journeying through his record collection for his radio show, teaching music to a new generation of youngsters.

A hip-hop fiend as a teen, Chad taught himself to scratch — practising for many months in his bedroom — and in 1986 entered the DMC turntablist world championships. He scored well with a routine that included scratching with his nose, chin, elbow, bare foot, behind his back and even blindfolded, doing a deft pirouette spin or two as he mixed in tracks like disco classic ‘Le Freak’ by Chic. This inventive routine wasn’t quite enough to win him the trophy though, so when he returned next year for the 1987 competition he’d sharpened up his skillz still further.

Mixing in everyone from rocker Eddie Cochrane to LL Cool J, his piece de resistance was pulling out first a snooker cue to scratch with and then a rugby ball. The judges awarded Chad first place. He was the DMC World Champion!

Every so often he heads down to Brighton to hang with the Jack Said What crew — playing at JSW nights, recording with Steve Mac in his Bunker studio. Releasing his sequel record ‘Get Wicked Again’ on KAB Records, the occasional Jack Said What offshoot, and getting played by Mary Anne Hobbs and others. He’s part of The Firm. He’s Chad-muthafuckin-Jackson! Chad Jackson, Chad Jackson, Chad Jackson.

“Legend is an overused term these days, particularly in the music business where hyperbole is the order of the day. But as an eighties dance music obsessed world champion DJ, former Hacienda resident Chad Jackson, who steered us through electro, hip hop and disco into the turbulent waters of acid house, is fully deserving of such an accolade.” – Irvine Welsh

Steve was a hip-hop fiend from a young age, Steve set up the Rhythm Masters DJ/production duo — with partner Rob Chetcuti — in the early ‘90s after falling in love with house music.

They soon had some big remixes of huge house artists like Todd Terry and David Morales released into the scene, and became one of the biggest acts DJing in the UK house scene.

His techno project These Machines has been praised by Carl Cox, Pete Tong and many others, and he’s also been busy working with Irvine Welsh scoring the Trainspotting musical which will hit the West End soon.

Chad Jackson & Steve Mac - Spread Love

Chad Jackson & Steve Mac – Spread Love

Chad Jackson & Steve Mac

One of the most respected house music producers, Steve Mac, with another one of most respected house music producers, Chad Jackson.