Jackson (Jackson Fourgeaud) is a Parisian DJ. As a producer he’s known for collages of 'antique futurism', each track packed with glam and nostalgia built up from his audio environment like decoupage. Under the moniker Jackson and his Computer Band, Fourgeaud had underground hits with après house track 'Utopia' and a remix of M83’s 'Run into Flowers' that led to a signing with Warp Records.
Musicians and equipment that were fascinating to the young Jackson surrounded his mother, blues singer Paula Moore, and led Fourgeaud to start making his own music in his mid-teens. His earliest, acid-flavoured releases were on the French labels Witch Records and Pumpkin Records in the late nineties, followed by Sense Juice and Gourmet EPs under the name Jackson & His Computer Band on Sound of Barclay.
'Utopia' (Sound of Barclay, 2003), Jackson’s sixth release, created a minimal sensation in 2003 when Richie Hawtin, Matthew Herbert, Ellen Alien, Ricardo Villalobos, 2 Many DJs, Erol Alkan, Paul Epworth, Gilles Peterson and Trevor Jackson were all seduced by its sweeping drones, cut-up beats and shimmering vocals.
Then came 'Midnight Fuck', a radical remix of M83’s 'Run Into Flowers', which also created a splash and later appeared on Michael Mayer’s Fabric 13. Warp soon cottoned on, releasing Jackson’s first full length Smash (2005). Smash featured both the hits from 03, with guest appearances by his mother (the vocals on 'Utopia' and 'Fast Life'), his 4-year-old niece narrating a story on 'Oh Boy', and New York Rapper Mike Ladd on 'TV Dogs'.
Jackson has remixed Femi Kuti, Air, Vanessa Paradis, Freeform Five and Jean Jacques Perrey & Luke Vibert's Moog Acid project.
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