Dj Jacques / Union Jacques / Djiakomo 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:
Union Jacques: Electro, Techno, Acid, Jungle
Dj Jacques: Eclectic, Soul, Funk, Disco, Ambient, Jazz, Prog, World Music
Djiakomo: Russian & Baltics – Traditional to 80’s Soviet Synth Pop
2014/2015 were his busiest years in terms of Dj’ing, with a fortnightly residency at the Kazimier Garden and MelloMello (r.i.p.), and a weekly Friday night residency at 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
Blawan at 24 Kitchen Street (support)
Perc & Truss at 24 Kitchen Street (support)
Helena Hauff at 24 Kitchen Street (support)
Jimmy Edgar at 24 Kitchen Street (support)
The Liverpool Craft Beer Expo (2014/2015/2016)
SCIENCE FICTION: NEW DEATH exhibition launch at FACT
Daedelus’ A/V show “Archimedes” at The Kazimier (support)
LONE A/V show feat. Konx-om-Pax at The Kazimier (support)
Headline slot at Kaiju in Rome, IT
For any bookings/enquiries contact: jacques.upitup [at] gmail.com