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Jackmaster’s Hairy Evening in L.A.: A Night in the Life

Glasgow-born DJ takes Rolling Stone on a pre-gig adventure

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Jonathan Weiner

When 28-year-old Scottish DJ Jackmaster was a kid, his older sister gave him a Daft Punk album that literally changed his life. He became obsessed with dance music, starting collecting mixtapes and began working at a record store in Glasgow. Jackmaster (born Jack Revill), went on to form a handful of labels and DJ around the globe. After playing Miami's Winter Music Conference, he toured the U.S. in May and offered to document a night in his life for RS Dance — a wacky evening in L.A. that involved a haircut, a fancy shave and the cops shutting down the party:

"A can of hair mousse exploded in my bag on the way to L.A, so here’s me washing all my other products in the sink. Yeah, I know my hair looks terrible in this picture, but we’ll get to that later."

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"It got a bit rowdy at this stage and one of the speakers fell onto the whole DJ set up, fucking with the CD players. Jonnie helps sort shit out whilst I play some of his vinyl in the interim."

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Jonathan Weiner

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"You’d think in the background here that Rab and Keith are laughing at my DJing skills… but what is actually going on is Keith has stolen the joke I told earlier over dinner and is passing it off as his own, masquerading as some kind of comedian and looking really proud of himself. Special shout out to the Burberry slip matt stealing the show from all three of us."

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Jonathan Weiner

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"At around 4 a.m. the cops busted the party and threw everyone out of the warehouse, but it was still probably the best show either three of us had played in L.A. This is me ejecting the SD card that holds all of my music so the police don’t confiscate it."

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