Phat Jack’s unique take on deep house has changed and moulded the face of
South African dance music into a landscape full of depth and texture for
Devoted to the unpredictable sound that is house, Jack is always listening,
appreciating and hunting for new music. He has always had the knack for
blending the ability to not only be relevant and on-point but still holds
down the age old tradition of DJing the classics. His skill, passion and
charisma have been key attributes to his success, and through his music,
Phat Jack expresses his magnetic individuality.
Since stepping on the scene as a DJ since as far back as the early nineties,
Phat Jack has never faltered, always bringing his “no-compromise” attitude
and deeply toned sound to all of his endeavours.
Jack started spinning records in Johannesburg giving and gaining love from
the heaving sounds of Mzanzi and years later left for the mother city where
he dived straight into the party scene and held numerous residencies at some
of the top house clubs and credible party brands including slinging his
unique blend of Nu jazz, downtempo and deep house.
With music his main motivator, Jack is also a record store owner, producer
and events co-ordinator spreading his love for a scene and lending longevity
to something he helped create.
It is no wonder he has gained such international notoriety, having been
invited to Japan for Roy Davies Jnr’s Bombay records tour, Miami Winter
Conference four years in a row where he played at Club Blue, New York City
Jack hosted a half hour mix show on Good Hope FM for two years reaching 150
He has played alongside over 30 International DJ’s that include:
Frankie Knuckles, Jeff K, Trouble Men, Clive Henry (peace division),
Jimpster, Diz, Armand van Helden, Deep Dish, AME, Jazzanova, Goldie, Gilles
Peterson and Metro Area
Phat Jack’s sound, personality, hunger and love for music and its place in
the South Africa will continue to inspire up and coming artists and rock
dance-floors for many many years to come!