HECTOR PRESENTS: MILTON JACKSON
So far this year we’ve collaborated with Ultragroove on three occasions, welcoming Heller & Farley and OOFT! to the capital. For our fourth party together we’ve invited along someone who we (Hectors) first enquired about back in July 2013 and who played for Ultragroove on a couple of occasions in 2009/10, Scottish deep house hero, Milton Jackson.
Barry Christie aka Milton Jackson got the house music bug aged 18 after receiving an MPC2000 for his birthday. A year later he released his first EP on Stevie Sole’s label, Tronicsole, which was picked up by Roger Sanchez for a Mixmag compilation. 3 more EPs for Tronicsole followed and an album for Glasgow Underground entitled The Bionic Boy in 2001. Bionic Boy received plaudits from Tom Middleton, Ashley Beadle and Laurent Garnier. Jockey Slut called Milton the most exciting thing to happen to UK house music and awarded the album 5 stars!
Jackson went onto release material on our past guest Jimpster’s Freerange label, as well as the likes of Tsuba, Crack & Speed and Silver Network. In 2008 Milton’s most successful single to date, Ghosts In My Machines, was released and went onto become the biggest selling deep house track of the year on Beatport, later winning an award for Best Deep House Track. 2009 was topped off spectacularly with a win in the DJ Awards in the Deep House category. Milton picked up his award at Pacha in Ibiza alongside the likes of Pete Tong, Luciano and Sven Vath! More recently Jackson has released on Planet E, Delusions of Grandeur, Saints & Sonnets and 8bit Records. Jackson has played all around the world at many of the key venues, parties and festivals including Womb Club in Tokyo, Rex Club in Paris, Cocoon in Frankfurt, The End in London, Tresor and Chalet in Berlin, Flux in Leeds and Sonar in Barcelona where he performed a live set in front of 7000 people!
Having taken a couple of years out for family time, Milton is back on the scene and we’re very much looking forward to welcoming him to our bimonthly shindig at Sneaky Pete’s this Saturday (07/05). Milton will play a 3 hour set and Edinburgh Don, Gareth Sommerville, is on warm-up duties. As usual, we’re running a free guestlist for those who arrive early doors…..text 07450 220 272 to be added. We’ll hopefully see you this weekend for what promises to be a superb evening of music.