Jackal and Peking Duk
From the Promoter
Jackal is one of electronic music’s most dynamic producers. In less than two years, he has released nearly a dozen tracks and branded himself as a forward thinking trap mastermind. His career erupted in 2013 with the success of “Shakedown”, a heavy beat-dropping original track with crunchy snares and 808s. Almost instantly, the record got picked up by Loudpvck, whose up-tempo remix hyped its way to being featured in Under the Electric Sky. Today the song has now reached over 1.5 million plays on Soundcloud.
Growing up in England, Jackal started to make music when he was just a kid. As ateenager he listened to mainly heavy metal, but around the age of 18 started exploring drum and bass. This ultimately led him to study music technology at the University of Canterbury where he began producing his signature punchy rhythms. The rise of Skrillex in 2011 inspired Jackal to start making music full-time. He holed up in his room and locked the door, only to emerge later as a seasoned producer with a sound loud enough to be heard around the world.
About Peking Duk:
Spark up an electro fuse with a twist ofhouse, blend with a galvanizing slowed down beat, and Peking Duk is served. Catapulting onto the Australian music scene, the Canberra-bred duo of Adam Hyde and Reuben Styles has captivated fans across Australia and the world with their distinct flavour of indie electronica and electrifying live sets.
Peking Duk got off to a massive start in 2015. They had the honour of having two singles in the top five of Triple J’s Hottest 100 (an amazing feat for their first entry into the countdown), completed a sold-out Peace, Love & Sweatiness regional tour of Australia, won a Rolling Stone Award for Best Video and now ‘Take Me Over’ featuring SAFIA has achieved double platinum sales. This is Peking Duk’s second single to achieve multi-platinum sales, with the ARIA Award winning ‘High’ featuring Nicole Millar recently clocking over to triple platinum!
With hardly a break in their hectic touring schedule, Adam and Reuben jetted off to the U.S. in February to begin their United States of Sweat Tour including performing at the esteemed Coachella festival in California, where they played to a packed Sahara stage on the opening day of the festival. This year will see them play a bunch of overseas festivals including Lollapalooza in Chicago, Squamish in Canada, plusmany more to be announced.
Peking Duk alsohave the Australian festival circuit firmly in their grasp with appearances at Splendour in the Grass, Groovin The Moo, Field Day, Falls Festival, Big Day Out and Stereosonic, with their onstage antics attracting hundreds of thousands of hits on YouTube fan videos.
‘High’ has recently been released worldwide via RCA and Peking Duk will be releasing another single in Australia on Vicious Bitch in the coming months. Stayed tuned for more Peking Duk flavour this year.