DJ Jacko (IT)
By 1997 he landed a slot on 101.3 FM “Radio Centro Suono” and later another station called “Club Dance Radio” (the most popular “dance music” radio station in Rome). His radio mix shows lasted on-air for nearly 10 years, during this time Jacko attracted more listeners to the already growing “soulful dance music” constituency”. He has developed his “Club DJ” resume, billed sometimes as the “resident”, or as a “guest dj” in many Rome-based clubs and in other Italian cites such as: Goa, Art Cafè, La Saponeria, Horus Club, La Terrazza, Jafar, Piper, and El Peyote. The first international gigs were at London’s world renowned venues, The Cross and Pacha, with legendary NYC DJ Kenny Carpenter and dance diva, Ultra Nate. His first US gig was at the exclusive “Standard’s Roof Pool Party” in Los Angeles, CA. In 2004, Jacko played several times at Club Discotheque in NYC where Tony Humphries was the resident DJ. He also represented Tony Records at the WMC 2005/2006/2007 in Miami FL. At present, Jacko is part of the staff at Tony Records as a Label/Production manager and A&R. “I always wanted to working with Tony since the first day I met him. As our friendship grew, I would assist him when he would work in Italy. When the opportunity to come to Tony Records presented itself, I didn’t hesitate.” In the last years Jacko has been constantly on tour with Tony as his assistant and DJ supporter, playing in different venues in Italy, including Tony Humphries & Friends Residency at Urban Club (Perugia), Pascia (Riccione), Nu Echoes (Riccione). Also internationally at Djoon Club in France, Cavo Paradiso in Mykonos (Greece), Jumeirah Beach in Dubai, and other venues in Portugal, Germany and UK. Lastly in summer 2010 and 2011 in Ibiza at DC10 Club. His discography include productions and Remixes that he had worked on with his friend and partner Tony Loreto. The ‘duo’ started turning R&B into house, to the point that they are known in the house scene for their infamous bootlegs, such as: "Miss You" and "My Joy" by Leela James, "Fade Away" by Mary J Blige, and "No One" by Alicia Keys. Jacko often works in the studio together with two other roman-based, production teams. Those are Luis Radio and Spellband. They’ve been working on many different Remixes and “Bootlegs” from famous Soul/R&B artists. All the DJ’s are constantly looking for their mixes and legendary house DJ’s like Tony Humphries, Louie Vega and Frankie Knuckles, regularly play and support them. Those club anthems bring you the right combination of soulful funky sounds and electronic elements. These magics come out from each one of their production, making it a product that fits both market, the european and american. The most recent studio collaboration is the one with talented producer from Naples, Peppe Citarella. The ‘duo’ under the name of ‘Two 4 Soul’ is producing and remixing new songs and tracks for Tony Records and other famous american labels. The latest album project Jacko has worked on is called “Yellorange History” and it’s a compilation of previously unreleased versions and mixes from the famous first Tony Humphries’ imprint. Jacko is destined to become a major contributor to the world of dance music under the umbrella of TonyRecords. He is definitely one of the rising new stars of the soulful dance music scene.
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