Jacques Greene // In Five

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At the end of this month the incredibly talented Jacques Greene is bringing his dancefloor-filling, euphoric live show to London for a special one off celebration. With one of the most engaging, intricate live shows possible for an electronic artist, he brings together the complex layers of each track to create a sound that’ll embrace you fully, from the tips of your toes to the ends of your fingers. This show will includes a brand new design by Melissa Matos and Jason Voltaire from Trusst to make it a truly multi sensory event. With Koreless and Evian Christ both supporting with their full live set ups too, this is going to be a masterclass in the best of electronic music. We got Jacques Greene to talk us through five tracks that have influence his sound and career over the years in preparation for the show:

Junior Boys – Like A Child (Carl Craig remix)

One of the best vocal techno records of all time I think. The sense of pace and the general feel of this is immaculate.

Ginuwine – Final Warning ft. Aaliyah

Timbaland was and still is one of the biggest influences on what I look for in drum sounds and little quirks in drum programming.

Boards of Canada – Amo Bishop Roden

Could have picked anything from In A Beautiful Place of Music Has the Right to Children. It dominated my headphones for years in high school and probably shaped a big part of how I think about melodies and phrasing still to this day.

Laroo ft. E-40 – Money Ain’t Trippin’

When I first started DJing in Montreal a huge part of what I played was Bay Area hyphy. It was a really exciting time in rap music for me. When Lunice and I first met, us and the rest of our friends were straight up obsessed with this sound and if you came to any of our parties chances are you heard this track.

Machinedrum – Let It

I’ve known Travis for years and his positive energy, incredibly prolific and consistent output and constant innovation has always been a huge influence on me. I consider myself so lucky to have him and his music in my life. This track is from the ‘Want to 1 2?’ album from a few years ago, and it still sounds just as fresh now.


Live: Roundhouse – October 31st