The launch of the label will be followed by a nine-date tour on Australia and New Zealand
Born in Newcastle, raised in East Africa, Jacky has come a long way since making his production debut in 2014. Releases on the likes of Elrow Music and DFTD, a Defected residency in Ibiza and the success of his touring club night Jacky & Friends have all helped propel him ever closer to the top of the house tree. And now he looks set to climb a branch or three higher, with the birth of Jacky & Friends, the record label.
Jacky already co-owns the Red Lunar Records label, but says he was inspired to set up a new imprint because "I was finding so much amazing music from friends in the industry, and from new artists, that I thought it would be such a waste not to show this music to the world."
The new label will debut on 25 January with his own Uhh Ohh EP, which features two tracks plus remixes from Huxley and Kreature – you can listen to the title track below. Further EPs are already lined up from Ying Yang & Ren Philips (February), Truth Be Told (March) and more.
Following the birth of Jacky & Friends, Jacky will be heading off Down Under for a nine-date tour, the dates for which are as follows:
1 Feb: Prohibition, Brisbane
2 Feb: Tramp, Melbourne
3 Feb: Nevermind, Perth
5 Feb: Winnie Bagoes, Christchurch
9 Feb: Tramp, Melbourne
16 Feb: Old Soul, Sunshine Coast
17 Feb: Venue TBA, Bali
23 Feb: Top Yard, Melbourne
23 Feb: Tramp, Melbourne