Black Jack, better known by his DJ pseudonym Mr. Man, has been in and around the dance music scene since the mid 1990’s. His influences came from Detroit citing Juan Atkins, Rhythm is Rhythm, Eddie Flashin Fowlkes and Jeff Mills as creators of his electronic techno style.
Fast forward 16 years and Black Jack is a regular at the Detroit Electronic Music Festival and in September 2009 had his first transatlantic vinyl release on Derrick Thompson’s label Soiree Records International. In Los Angeles, he has started releasing on Lucas Rodenbush’s label – Scenic Music and has an EP slated for release 2011 on Jonra’s label – Design Forms.
Initially a lover of dance acts such as the Shamen, 808 State and Orbital back in the late 80’s; since then his DJ career has seen him play in the best underground clubs in Scotland including the Pelican, Soundhaus, Club 69, Glasgow School of Art, and Carlton Studios. He has been a resident at club nights Syntax, Pigeon Project and Funion and this has seen him play alongside Blake Baxter, Richard Grey, Nathan Coles, Laid Back Luke, Funk D’void, Pure Science and Derrick Thompson to name but a few. Black Jack describes his own unique style as a mixture of tribal acid house and techno. With 10 digital releases under his belt and a second EP out on Soiree, he is an artist on the way up.
2011 will see his third Soiree Record on a various artists vinyl series.
Black Jack’s ‘Hatred’ remix of ‘No More War’ is his first release on the Pigeon Project