Dj Jacques / Union Jacques / DJakomo are all DJ alias’ of Jacques Malchance, founding member of Upitup Records, Barberos and Hapytap (r.i.p). An active musician and composer himself, Jacques has also curated and promoted a long line of groundbreaking live music events in Liverpool since his arrival in 2005, and has been dj’ing professionally since 2011.
His vinyl-only Dj sets have gained him a reputation for their unique and truly eclectic feel – covering many different genres and styles, stuffed with rarities and oddities from around the world. A common quote from his appreciative audiences has become “I love this tune, what is it?! I can’t even shazzam it!”, and that’s how it should be!
His sets are unpredictable but always dependably brilliant, creating a unique and unrepeatable atmosphere. Primarily specialising in electronic music, his record collection has fast grown to incorporate a vast array of styles and sounds, leading to his infamous themed Dj sets and different monikers.
Sets range accordingly:
Dj Jacques: Eclectic, Funk, Disco, Ambient, Jazz, Prog, World Music
Union Jacques: Electro, Techno, Acid, Jungle
DJakomo: Russian & Baltics – Traditional to 80’s Soviet Synth Pop
He is a busy Dj with various residencies across Liverpool, including at the legendary Kazimier Garden (since it opened) and The Shipping Forecast, and past ones include weekly sets at Ex-Directory and Camp & Furnace; as well as many support slots and appearing at various festivals and exhibitions.
DJ Highlights include:
- Headline slot at FabriKation in Melbourne, AU
- Headline slot at Kaiju in Rome, IT
- Headline slot at Hishek Bishek, Electroworkz, London, UK
- All Night Long at Matt & Phreds (Manchester), UK
- Omar Souleyman at 24 Kitchen Street (support)
- The Liverpool Craft Beer Expo (2014/2015/2016/2017/2018/2019)
- Acid Arab at 24 Kitchen Street (support)
- Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia at Camp & Furnace
- Liverpool Arab Arts Festival at Constellations and Palm House (2018/2019)
- ARKADE at Invisible Wind Factory
- Helena Hauff at 24 Kitchen Street (support)
- Daedelus’ A/V show “Archimedes” at The Kazimier (support)
- Perc & Truss at 24 Kitchen Street (support)
- LONE A/V show feat. Konx-om-Pax at The Kazimier (support)
- Blawan at 24 Kitchen Street (support)
- SCIENCE FICTION: NEW DEATH exhibition launch at FACT
- Jimmy Edgar at 24 Kitchen Street (support)
For any bookings/enquiries contact: jacques.upitup [at] gmail.com