Chad Jackson (DJ)

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Chad Jackson
Birth name Mark Chadwick
Origin Manchester, England
Occupations Producer, DJ
Instruments Turntable
Labels Big Wave Records

Mark Chadwick, better known by his stage name, Chad Jackson, is an English DJ, remixer and record producer. He is best known for his hit single "Hear the Drummer (Get Wicked)", but he also created member only mixes for the Disco Mix Club (DMC). Jackson was born in Manchester, England.

Music career[edit]

He won the DMC World Championships competition in 1987.[1] His career started in 1990, with his debut single "Freedom to Party (Construction Mix)", which failed to chart. However, his second single "Hear the Drummer (Get Wicked)", which consisted of samples, was a hit, peaking at #1 on the UK Dance Chart and #3 on the UK Singles Chart.[2] It was based on "900 Number" by the 45 King, which has also been the theme music for BBC Radio 1's dance music show The Big Beat.

Chad now teaches music production skills at Academy of Contemporary Music. Since July 2012, Chad has been co-hosting an electronic music radio show on Kane FM with his long-time friend and musical accomplice, Professor Stretch. He is still also available for hire as a DJ and songwriter, contactable via his website.

He has also performed under the pseudonym 'Drumscape'.

Discography[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • 1996: New Wave of Undergrounds (with GM)

Singles[edit]

  • 1990: "Freedom to Party (Construction Mix)"
  • 1990: "Hear the Drummer (Get Wicked)" - UK #3[3]
  • 1997: "Stay Calm"
  • 2000: "Hear the Drummer Part Two"
  • 2002: "Break"
  • 2002: "Rock"
  • 2005: "Do You Do Voodoo"
  • 2005: "Get Yer Boogie On" / "Deep Organ"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chad Jackson Discography at Discogs
  2. ^ Chart Stats - Chad Jackson
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 273. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.