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Detroit-born DJ Jackie Christie started spinning at 16. Cherished by MTV’s The Grind, she soon moved to New York and landed her first New York City residency at the famed Limelight.
Throughout the nineties, Jackie was omnipresent in the high point of club culture as a resident at some of the most sought-after clubs in the USA – the Limelight, Storm Raves, NASA at The Shelter, the Tunnel, Life, and at the Studio 54 hosted by Bacardi and Details Magazine.
With weekly residencies at New York’s premiere club Spa (the hot spot from the creators of Club Life), by displaying her exceptional gift of mixing Jackie was no stranger to spotlight. Simultaneously, she would spend four days a month in LA taping a radio show for TheTruth.com while mixing for a Fujisankei Communications International Production, Soulook-Seize The Night. The latter was a music variety show aired in Japan and on NYC Cable.
In summer of 1997, Jackie Christie, under the name Shine, released her first single Bitch, followed up with Stimulating and Exciting (Groovillicious Records). Full length mixed CDs for Bacardi’s Seize The Night followed, featuring an original production by Jackie Christie The Children of Ohm Night Flavors. The next big project was the highly successful album Hard and Tasty Beats (Nervous Records). Remixes include R U A DJ by Kung POW (Extreme Records) and Yoko Ono’s Open Your Box (Mind Train Records). A few years later, Jackie’s Hot and Tasty Beats was released, again by Nervous Records. It is a compilation of club anthems, mixed with the energy and expertise the people have regularly come to expect from this Queen of Clubs.
“I love gathering diverse talents around me and creating something new, fresh, trying new things, breaking down barriers and expectations,” Jackie says.
Her career has shifted into high gear with the release of her debut album, Made 4 U, on which she brings home her vision of nightlife via eleven radiant tracks. The album was co-produced with Shane X. Conry, Jackie’s friend and a collaborator in remixing Madonna’s Nothing Fails. The single made #1 on the Billboard Club Chart and stayed on for 26 weeks. The first single Beautiful Day went to #14 on the Billboard Club Chart. An eclectic collection features America’s No.1 drag queen, Lady Bunny (founder of NYC’s annual Wigstock festival), House music pioneer Kraze (The Party, I Said Shuddup), club diva Sandy B (Make the World Go Round, Ain’t No Need to Hide), and a newcomer Dirty Shane of Discomind. “I find strength, spice in variety: Just as I have a wonderfully rich mix of people in my life, so does the album.”
Jackie’s skills, reputation, and passion for people have also earned her spots spinning at mega-clubs alongside Sasha, Digweed, Moby, and Carl Cox; hosting the Closing party of Club Universe with Cindy Lauper in San Francisco, and being mentioned in a book that soaked an era of New York City, Brett Easton Ellis’s Glamorama.
Her recent appearances are the last year’s First Love Parade in San Francisco for 75,000 people, and joining the float with the Ingrooves & Supper Club and Crystal Method in 2005.
Jackie’s music has also been heard in “Beauty Shop,” starring Queen Latifah, “Street Time” series on Showtime, Jenna Jameson’s One Hundred Hottest Hotties on VH1, and on previously mentioned MTV.
As evolved as ever, Jackie Christie continues to DJ in her hometown of New York City, and around the world.
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