Heidi on Her Top Ten Jacking Jams
In the beginning, there was Jack, and Jack had a groove. And from this groove came the groove of all grooves. And while one day viciously throwing down on his box, Jack boldly declared, "Let there be house!"
Thus preached the Reverend Chuck Roberts in 1987. And if the gospel of Jack still commands the faithful on international dancefloors today, it has more than just a little to do with a certain international apostle with famous golden locks, who goes by the name of Heidi.
From her early days as a resident DJ on BBC Radio 1, breaking the hottest new jacking house records, to her world-famous Jackathon parties and eponymous label, Heidi has emerged as the indisputable Queen of Jack.
"It's pretty straight forward for me," Heidi tells Crossfade about her musical leanings. "An 808 or 909 drum machine. A deep man's voice saying something about house music, dancing, or anything related to that. And a wicked bassline that makes me get low to the floor. Basically, anything that hits the pelvic region."
Go jack it with Heidi at Treehouse on Friday. But first, brush up on some of the classics and more contemporary scorchers with her top ten jacking jams.
10. Steve Silk Hurley's "Jack Yo Body"
"I have to put the most infamous jack track in my list. It doesn't get much better than this. Original gangsta."
9. Jesse Perez's "Interracial Booty Call" (Jimmy Edgar Remix)
"This one came out on my Jackathon Jams label, and it simply destroys the dancefloor. Jesse and Jimmy are the perfect combo to make you jack. It's a butt-shaker for sure."