DJ Jacko

Born in Rome, Italy, Jacko a/k/a Giacomo Berarducci started his DJ career in 1995. Inspired by soul, gospel, and jazz music, he is entirely devoted to the soulful side of dance music. When he plays, it is with a upbeat passion and a sincere faithfulness. His references and guidelines to the development of his musical taste stem from legendary DJ’s such as Larry Levan, Ron Hardy, Kenny Carpenter, and most of all Tony Humphries. Jacko’s style, technique and musical choices met Tony Humphries’ strong influence. He was hooked by Tony’s programming skill and by his mixing style depicted in his radio shows and – whenever possible – during his Italian gigs. For this reason, Jacko was constantly looking for all the hottest tunes, until he was recognized and appreciated both in radio and in the clubs, for his DJing.
At present, Jacko is part of the staff at Tony Records as a Label/Production manager and A&R. “I always wanted to working with Tony since the first day I met him. As our friendship grew, I would assist him when he would work in Italy. When the opportunity to come to Tony Records presented itself, I didn’t hesitate.” In the last years Jacko has been constantly on tour with Tony as his assistant and DJ supporter, playing in different venues in Italy, including Tony Humphries & Friends Residency at Urban Club (Perugia), Pascia (Riccione), Nu Echoes (Riccione) and Room26 (Rome). Also internationally at Djoon Club in France, Cavo Paradiso in Mykonos (Greece), Jumeirah Beach in Dubai, and other venues in Portugal, Germany and UK. Lastly in summer 2010 and 2011 in Ibiza at DC10 Club.
Jacko often works in the studio together with two other roman-based, production teams. Those are Luis Radio and Spellband. They’ve been working on many different Remixes and “Bootlegs” from famous Soul/R&B artists. All the DJ’s are constantly looking for their mixes and legendary house DJ’s like Tony Humphries, Louie Vega and Frankie Knuckles, regularly play and support them.
Those club anthems bring you the right combination of soulful funky sounds and electronic elements. These magics come out from each one of their production, making it a product that fits both market, the european and american.
The most recent studio collaboration is the one with talented producer from Naples, Peppe Citarella. The ‘duo’ under the name of ‘Two 4 Soul’ is producing and remixing new songs and tracks for Tony Records and other famous american labels.
The latest album project Jacko has worked on is called “Yellorange History” and it’s a compilation of previously unreleased versions and mixes from the famous first Tony Humphries’ imprint.
Jacko is destined to become a major contributor to the world of dance music under the umbrella of TonyRecords. He is definitely one of the rising new stars of the soulful dance music scene.