Scotland’s 94th biggest export* comes home to roost.
Jackmaster has done his countryfolk a solid and announced a nine-date tour of Scotland, kicking off at The Tunnels in Aberdeen on November 20.
The hard-grafting DJ then heads to Dumfries, Paisley, Glasgow, Stirling, Dundee and Inverness, before signing off on November 29 at Edinburgh’s Cabaret Voltaire, and he’s bringing along his mates Jasper James, Denis Sulta, Ryan and Wilba from Rubadub and DJ duo Jon José & Celino.
“I’m doing as many shows as I possibly can, running over 10 consecutive nights with a wee night off in the middle for one of my mate’s birthday parties,” Jack explains. “We did our best to fit in some of the smaller towns as well as the obvious ones, as I’m aware how crap it can be to live in certain areas of Scotland for young people, and how much of a pain in the arse and expense it must be to have to travel to the likes of Glasgow and Edinburgh just to hear some good music.
“For this reason we are keeping the door tax in these areas as low as possible. It was impossible to fit everywhere in but we tried our best. Some of the places I wanted to play wouldn’t take us (even when I offered to play for free), some of the towns didn’t even have the spaces or PA companies we needed to throw our own parties, and some of the people I tried to rent vessels from in the coastal towns to throw boat parties (like Buckie, where my parents were married) just plain told me to fuck off! (If you know someone who can help with this please get in touch and we will make it happen as that one was important to me).
“On the other hand, one of the things I am extra happy about is that I’ll be playing in the wee basement in Paisley that really changed everything for me, where entry will be just £1.”