Jacques Renault was a post-punk Washington, D.C. native who moved to Chicago in 1997 to continue his studies of viola, but in turn got an education in dance music. Tapping into the well-established Drum ‘n’ Bass scene, he held a residency at Smart Bar and became a buyer at the legendary Gramaphone Records. This broad, raw exposure to House lead him straight back to the classics of Disco and to its heart, New York City, where he landed in 2002.
As a DJ, Jacques has held residencies at New York’s famed venues Happy Endings, APT, Tribeca Grand and 205 Club, and has been a guest around the globe in venues like Tokyo’s Womb, Rio’s D-edge and London’s Fabric and Plastic People. With his remixes, edits, original tracks and collaborative project Runaway, he has released music on internationally acclaimed New York labels DFA, Chinatown, RVNG INTL, Throne of Blood, Italians Do It Better, Editions Disco, and Wurst, as well as Tokyo’s own Mule Musiq & Crue-L, Parisian imprint I’m A Cliché, Munich’s Permanent Vacation, Sydney’s Hole In The Sky & Future Classic and of course London/Berlin’s Rekids.
Along with his Runaway partner Marcos Cabral, Jacques has launched the new label On The Prowl, and OTP Party Breaks featuring their own material as well as original and remix work from Andy Ash, Simoncino, Brennan Green, TBD, Cosmo Vitelli, The Revenge, Azari & III, Tensnake, Nicholas, Coyote, & Kaos to name a few. Jacques has also taken up production duties for a number of artists including Warp Records’ the Hundred In the Hands, which also featured Richard X, Eric Broucek and Chris Zane.
After nearly a decade of playing for others in NYC, Jacques, along with good friend Nik Mercer, began producing his own series of events called Let’s Play House. The duo has brought in guests from abroad like Horse Meat Disco, Mugwump, Mock n’ Toof, Cosmo Vitelli, and Kaos as well as local talents DJ Spun, Morgan Geist, TBD, Beg to Differ, Brennan Green, Midnight Magic, and Dan Selzer to name a few. Let’s Play House is a moving party that uses Brooklyn warehouses, Manhattan ballrooms, hotel lounges, and everything in between for its regular events.
Thanks to Jacques Renault for this gorgeous forty minute mix, download it NOW, you’re going to want this with you everywhere!
1 – Red Rack’em – In Love Again (Fast) – Wolf Music
2 – Mastercris feat. Kathy Diamond – You’re The One (Matthias Vogt Dub) – Blossom Kollektiv
3 – Beaner & Pipo Vitch – Twin Futures (Terrence Parker’s Deeep Detroit Heat Mix) – Art Feast Records
4 – Arto Mwambe – Nokout Extend – Permanent Vacation
5 – Palms Trax – Equation – Lobster Theremin
6 – Crystal Maze – Decay – Echovolt Records
After a couple months in the making, and a years wait since the last mix release from Bottom Forty’s founder, NARK, comes the release of Night Moves. An exclusive mix for Decibel Festival and a buildup to our first Decibel showcase on Wednesday 9.25.13 with Ejeca, Pillowtalk, Riff-Raff and Pavone (RSVP HERE). This is Decibel’s opening showcase, pick up your tickets before it sells out! There’s more info after the jump below, but until then pop on and download Night Moves (recommended for some intimate afterhours…).
1. Borderline- Stay
2. Acterbahn d’Amour- Cardbox
3. Mash- Style is the Answer
4. Tornado Wallace- Thinking Allowed
5. DJ Pierre- Genesis Wave
6. Omar S- Ready My Black Asz
7. Crimea X- Floordance Track (Prins Thomas Diskomiks)
8. In Flagranti- Effective Placebo Affect
9. The Revenge- MWI
10. Jacques Renault- Back To You (Fantastic Man Remix)
11. Stingray313- NKKK4_2
12. Chelonis R. Jones- 23$ Life (Toby Tobias Instrumental)
13. Tone of Arc- Goodbye Horses
More about the official Bottom Forty / Decibel showcase below…
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One of the hardest parts about spending two weeks in New York is that some of my favorite people were playing music somewhere every night, and among pumping out my own gigs and general exhaustion, my fear of missing out kept me on the streets of Manhattan night by night. No adventure out on my own, however, could have given me more of an eargasm than hitting up Cielo (pictured above) and it’s sexy sexy soundsystem.
After whisking around the upper west side a bit, and maybe a few too many tequila shots, I emerged from a cab in the Meatpacking District in a sea of girls in flowing dresses with their loose fitting denim boyfriends, everyone was shiny with a layer of grease on another hot muggy New York night, but there were no complaints after what I imagine was a long winter. I found my way into Cielo and was quickly greeted by one of my favorite smiling faces around, Jacques Renault– oh, did I mention Jacques, Justin Miller AND Tornado Wallace were the gents behind this soundsystem tonight? Quickly swept into the dj booth and handed a drink, Jacques, Justin and Luey (Tornado) were in a whiskey fueled tag team session, Justin was playing this song and I danced with the DJ girlfriends until the lights came on.
As any proper night, it ended in sunrise bagels in Brooklyn and me finding my way back to Bushwick in broad drunken daylight. After the jump below, Justin and Jacques share some new releases with us, including Justin’s new label release uploaded to Soundcloud just for us at Bottom Forty, and I’ll share my favorite Tornado Wallace track, a secret weapon I’ve been using to kick a few dancefloors square in the balls lately.
First off, apologies for not posting recently. I’m back, with a free track from Fred Falke & Savage. I’m quite fond of French house music, which has also been called filter house, the French touch and nu-disco. This style often involves disco samples and filter/phase effects, made famous by artists such as Thomas Bangalter, Cassius and Etienne de Crecy. “Wait For Love”, released in 2000 on Work It Baby Records, is a perfect example of why I adore this kind of music. It’s got funky baselines, and those swirling dreamy effects. Feels like the perfect end to a movie or DJ set. If you caught my opening set for Jacques Renault a few months ago I finished with this lovely tune.
P.S. My residency @ The Eagle has started in Seattle. So if you wanna hear tracks like this and a wide variety of others, check me out 5/10 and 5/31. I’ll play 10-close.
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