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Last week, our artist of the week was NGHTMRE, but this week, it’s JACKAL. This year, JACKAL is on the line up for Electric Forest, and frankly, we’re hyped. JACKAL is on the rise. His name has slowly began to show up more on various festival lineups such as EDC: Las Vegas, Electric Zoo, Ultra Music Experience, Lollapalooza, and of course, Electric Forest. His style screams drum and bass, and audiences all around the globe love it.
Raised in England, Mikey Pennington started making music when he was just a kid. As a teen, he listened to heavy metal, but around the age of 18, he started listening to drum and bass. This interest in D&B led him to study music technology at the University of Canterbury where he started to produce. Skrillex served to be one of his inspirations, and when you listen to Mikey’s music, you can see where Skrillex comes into play.
JACKAL’s career has been on the rise ever since his single, “Shakedown”, got picked up by LOUDPVCK in 2013. LOUDPVCK remixed the song, and the remix hyped its way to being featured in Under The Electric Sky. Since then, he has debuted a number of tracks, one of his most recent ones being “Netflix N’ Kill”, a collaboration he did with Dr. Fresch. The collaboration features some heavy screeches that get ravers going and has been included in many other DJs’ sets. Another one of his singles, “Chinchilla”, hit over 200K plays on Soundcloud in one week. JACKAL is killing the game.
Over the years, JACKAL has received support from several different artists. Artists such as Skrillex (isn’t it awesome to have your role model support you???), Diplo, Zeds Dead, DJ Jazzy Jeff, and Kill The Noise have all supported him, and he continues to improve every single year.
We’re looking forward to covering JACKAL at Electric Forest. It’s going to be an awesome set, so don’t miss it! Be sure to follow him on Soundcloud!
What Caught Our Attention: “JACKAL – Chinchilla (Original Mix)”
Favorite Track: “JACKAL & Dr. Fresch – Netflix N’ Kill”
Favorite Remix: “Major Lazer – Aerosol Can (feat. Pharrell Williams) [JACKAL Remix]”
What We Hope To Hear: “JACKAL – Caramel (Original Mix)”
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