JackRock - real name Christo Ivanov, born in 1980 in Sofia, Bulgaria. He starts his DJ career in 1996. In the "dark ages" of the bulgarian techno scene he was resident DJ in some clubs, which became a cult later. During the years he played in all respected clubs and all big events in Bulgaria . Until today he had gigs in 8 European countries. His style is very flexible but always strongly energetic. it graduates from progressive and electro house, to pumping melodic techno even with some progressive trance influences.
He has played with some of worldwide most famous names:
techno: Chris Liebing, Umek, Ben Sims, Space DJz, Cristian Varela, Akexander Kowalski, Valentino Kanzyani, Marko Nastic, Lars Klein, Cave, Eric Sneo, Stephane Signore, Angel Alanis, Michael Burkat, Preach, Pedro Delgardo, The Horrorist, Thomas Schumacher, DAVE The Drummer, Marco Zaffarano, Ade Fenton, Zzino, Paul Mac, Henrik B, Boriqua Tribez...
house:Roger Sanchez, John Acquaviva, Kobbe, Swen Weber, Nick Terranova aka Starkillers, Dr Kucho, Paul Anthony, Rick Pier O..Neil, Richard Grey, Marcelo Castelli, Adolf Marsan, Nathan Coles, Terry Francys...
hard techno: Dj Rush, Frank Kvitta, Sven Wittekind, Mario Ranieri, Felix Kroecher, Viper XXL, Amok, Tomash Gee, Andreas Kremer...
Last two years JackRock starts his producing career, together with his partner Dj Balthazar. Every record they made became a dancefloor anthem. In january 2006 Balthazar & JackRock released their debut record Rockin' Dancefloor, which includes remixes by Eric Sneo and Cave. The EP reached number 1 in Musicmail Distribution's sales charts and was played by DJs like Marko Nastic, Pedro Delgardo, Marco Lenzi, Ortin Cam & Dylan Drazen. Their second release - Moonshine, made together with the Belgian producer Kobbe, was included in compilations like Dance Valley, Emporium and Cherry Moon. Moonshine has also been heavily supported by Carl Cox, Marcel Woods, Preach and many others. Marcel Woods also played it in Judge Jules' show on BBC Radio 1. Balthazar & JackRock's third release-Body Dance, was included as an intro track in the new mix compilation of the hottest german hard techno star Felix Kroecher. In September 2006 JackRock made a remix for the Bulgarian most talented electronic pop rock band Gravity Co, included in their new album.
Balthazar & JackRock's events called Renesanz (with the name of their agency), became the most famous worldwide bulgarian brand for parties. Under this name for the last few years they have made events with more than 100 international DJs. Next year they will start a label under the name Renesanz, which will present their unique energetic view of electronic sound.
Participated in following show
(Jul 02, 2008)
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