design & art director, producer, DJ
Trevor Jackson has been working at the forefront of audio and visual culture for nearly 30 years. From creating record sleeves for seminal early hip hop, house and techno releases to recent award winning design campaigns, highly acclaimed installations and exhibitions, 100’s of remixes for artists like Massive Attack, Dinos Chapman, Metronomy, Tiga & the The Cure, through to his much loved Output Recordings label (1996-2006) - discovering both Four Tet and LCD Soundsystem amongst many others. With its emphasis on visual as much as musical artistry and innovation, Jackson’s Output set a new aesthetic standard that prompted critics to declare it the decade’s equivalent to Factory Recordings.
Last year he presented Format a unique album of 12 tracks each released on a separate limited edition physical format via The Vinyl Factory. A consecutive multiscreen installation created by Jackson at the Brewer Street Car Park gallery in London offered people the first chance to encounter the album as a unique audio visual experience. In 2014 he presented a show at the 12mail gallery in Paris titled Yesterday Today Tomorrow Forever featuring magnified microscopic images of vinyl grooves, abstract and explicit, the large scale monochrome photographs pay tribute to the medium of vinyl and the transformation of its form through continued usage and accidental abuse. The same year he was commissioned by NTS radio to produce an installation at the ICA, Palindrome consisted of a huge multi sensory performance space featuring extreme sound & lighting within an entirely mirrored custom built environment designed by Jackson.
His Metal Dance compilations (Strut 2012/13) showcasing industrial, new wave & post punk classic & rarities from the 70’s & 80’s, have been embraced by all generations, winning Resident Advisors Compilation of 2012 as well as numerous other end of year polls. last years Science Fiction Dancehall Classics compilation a retrospective of Adrian Sherwood’s seminal label On-U Sound (On U sound/Warp 2015) reinforced his reputation as an respected sound historian specialising in the foundations of experimental dance music.
With a forward-thinking approach driven by an enduring commitment to promote innovation and new talent, as well as extensive knowledge and respect for music history and its cultural roots, Jackson’s ability to communicate with the dancefloor, whether it be in large clubs like Fabric (London) Panorama Bar (Berlin), Festivals (Sonar, Glastonbury, Primavera) High profile music, fashion & Art events (Kraftwerk at the Tate Modern, Serpentine Summer party, V&A, Art Basel, LACMA) or smaller underground parties across the globe, as well as his regular fortnightly NTS radio shows and numerous Boiler room appearances keep him one of London’s most notable and well respected DJ’s.
Follow Trevor on Twitter: @TREVORJOFFICIAL
Saturday 22 October, 17.30 Club Stage
Rough Trade at 40: Nostalgia or a new counterculture?