Chad Jackson started behind the decks before it was even trendy to be a DJ, and today can be credited as one of the people that popularised the art of DJ Mixing and remixing around the world. He was one of the first ever globally known superstar DJs.
Back in the late 80s, a flyer with his name on it meant queues outside clubs like Legends in Manchester and the infamous Wigan Pier. Chad was one of the first British DJ to start DJ mixing in the early 80s. His regular live and recorded mixes on Manchester’s Piccadilly/Key 103 radio station had the whole of the North West of Britain with their fingers on the tape-deck record button. The original cassettes are highly prized today, with people inundating Chad’s website for copies of these famous mixes.
This soon led to Chad being headhunted by Manchester’s legendary Hacienda club, who asked Chad to become resident. Chad was one of the architects of the scene that followed, introduced the crowds, including many who would go on to create the ‘Madchester’ scene, to the newly emerging house music sound and creative DJ mixing techniques.