Jerome Pacman Beatport


Jerome’s passion for music first started back in the early 80’s, while listening to radio FM. At the time, the only stations playing Funk & Electro were Radio 7, Radio Show and Radio Nova. The hip-hop movement was just beginning, and Jerome soon found himself working as a “Break Dancer” at the “Left Zulu” parties, organized by Dj Dee Nasty. Jerome amused himself behind the tape decks, blaring the latest underground anthems of the time. A few years later, as the “idealistic-electro” movement moved towards “political rap”, he began loosing interest in this scene. Soon after, while holidaying in Ibiza, he discovered house music. The infamous “Summer of Love” was in full swing and he had just been en-lightened. He became an instant follower of the “Acid-House Music” scene, as well as the “Freedom to Party” gatherings.

It was around ‘90-’91, when Jerome’s DJing career truly began. He started playing around different after hours clubs in Paris, and soon found himself playing at larger club venues and events. The Mozinor parties, the “Liberation” rave, live with Laurent Garnier & LFO, The Soma parties, Lunacy, Studio 102 (Queen), The Palace and The Rex to name but a few. His evolution into the DJ world quickly brought him onto the International circuit, playing at events like Mayday (Berlin), Immortality (Amsterdam), Omen (Frankfurt), Exogroove (Rimini Club, London) and Rocks (Porto).

In 1994, he produced one of his first tracks, “Mouvement perpetuel – Sexual movement”, which was ranked in “The Top 100 Discs of the Year” by Muzik, the renowned English music magazine. It was later released by Sasha & Digweedon their “Northern Exposure” compilation, and by Craig Richards, on his “Tyrant” mix CD.

Jerome soon became resident DJ (alongside D’julz, Jef K & Dan Ghenacia) with “Magic Garden”, and regularly played at their famous parties & events. This collaboration soon gave rise to 2 mix CD’s (‘Jerome Pacman’ s House Café’ – vol.1 & 2), which were highly praised by both the French (Trax, Coda, Trama), and English (Dj Mag, Muzik) music press. He regularly plays at main events around France. The Techno Parade, Paris (200,000 people), Francofolies (10,000 people), Metropole Techno, Bercy (17,000 people), as well as on the International scene, at French Kiss( Honk Kong) & Future Shock (Croatia).

In 2002, his double CD mix “Jerome Pacman’s Family” is released. Dj Mag praises it highly:" Jerome Pacman’s Family is an intimate affair of deep, minimal house and percussive tech-funk. If you want a mix album that speaks about love for music, then look no further than this ". The French press also gives it great reviews, and Trax magazine ranks it as “Compilation of the Month” in December 2002. “a compilation with the everlasting charm”. Coda magazine also lists it as their “Vital Album of the Month”.

Since then, Jerome has never lost his musical integrity, what its worth today to be one of the most respected and most in-demand French Dj’s.