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Jack Francis

ArtForm: CityShowcase Act/Composer

Jack Francis has done a fine job of establishing himself as a respected selector in the UK. It all started auspiciously when being crowned DJ of the Year by Last Night a DJ Saved my Life (a competition in association with Vestax) and since then has supported worldwide acts as well as becoming official tour DJ for Casio G-Shock.

It’s no wonder he has made such strides given the fact he got his first decks aged just ten, and was lucky enough to be exposed to the best vinyl house had to offer - Marshall Jefferson, DJ Pierre, Adonis, Mr Fingers – thanks to his dad’s carefully curated collection. Add in to that his admiration for the stage presence of The Prodigy and the production prowess of people like Skream and Claude von Stroke and you have the finished article.

Most recently has Jack performed for Pioneer at the BPM exhibition, whilst each month sees him play at Soho House Members Club. The greatest testament to his ability to work the floor and adapt his sound to any situation is the fact he is weekly resident at esteemed UK club XOYO. His well-honed style sees acid, house and techno all melted into one coherent sonic tapestry.

“Performing live I constantly insert samples and manipulate the music as if it was a live remix” says the man himself, who has done so at places like Ministry of Sound, Notting Hill Carnival and festivals like Lovebox and Wireless. With production ever more Jack’s focus and thoughts of releasing in summer 2014, the future is as bright as has been the past for this dexterous DJ.


Biog as updated for City Showcase in 2014

Featuring In:

Run to the Beat 2013
Sunday 08.09.2013
Run to the Beat 2014
Sunday 14.09.2014
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