D.C.-turned-Brooklyn transplant Jacques Renault is a man of many talents. These include (but are not limited to) his original productions, his classic house and disco re-edits, his knack for playing long and wildly divergent DJ sets, his label Let’s Play House (now with 30 releases under its belt), and last but not least, his legendary “roving dance parties” he throws up and down the east coast. That’s a pretty nice resume, and the fact he handles all of it with finesse and good taste means he has passed the Social Studies test: he’ll be touching down in Boston at Goodlife tomorrow night.
Renault’s best-known tracks right now are perhaps “Back to You” and “Fake Out”, both of which are built on a backbone of the funkiest sounds to come out of Chicago and Philly in the 1970s and 80s. With darker overtones coupled with a jackin’ groove, both these tracks are instantly brought up to date and can move 50-year-olds and 20-year-olds alike on the dance floor. Other recommended cuts by Renault include his remix of “Hibiscus Pacific” by Alliance Upholstery (a release on a New England-based label), as well as his “Got to Believe” bootleg from earlier in the year.
Want to check this dude for free? Thanks to Goodlife and Social Studies, we’re giving away a pair of tix to the show. All you need to do is “like” Beantown Boogiedown and Social Studies on Facebook, then leave your name and email in the comments section below. Drawing is tomorrow at 12pm so act quick! Good luck.
Oh…and….consider yourself warned for next month’s Social Studies on 9/20. Mark your calendars NOW.