BioThe charismatic, 26 year old Parisian - real name Jackson Fourgeaud rose to prominence in 2003 when his fourth single, album opener "Utopia", tweaked all manner of DJs and tastemakers with its celestial apres-rave shimmer. Featuring vocals by his mother, Paula Moore, a folk and blues singer who's just recorded an album with Nouvelle Vague producer Marc Collin, "Utopia" and its mesmeric sister track "Radio Caca" seduced producers as diverse as Richie Hawtin, Matthew Herbert, Ellen Alien, Ricardo Villalobos, 2 Many DJs, Erol Alkan, Paul Epworth, Gilles Peterson and Trevor Jackson. Then Jackson's radical "Midnight Fuck" remix of M83's "Run Into Flowers", later the stand-out tune on Michael Mayer's Fabric 13 DJ mix, proved this unique artist's mettle and crossover appeal.
Warp picked up on these records, released on French imprint Sound Of Barclay, instantly recognising Jackson as a genuine innovator with his own distinctive sound and personality – rare qualities in modern electronics – and signed him. Smash is Jackson's first worldwide release on Warp.