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The moniker of Sydney DJ & producer Adam Stivala, Jerk Boy is one of Australia’s most familiar faces on the club circuit. Well versed in the quirks of low slung house music, Jerk Boy is a tastemaker at grass roots, and a stand-out amongst his peers. Also flying under the radar as one half of tech duo Jack N Jerk, together united in a mission to create not only dance music, but dance-art.
Over the last 5 years, releasing originals across a slew of renowned dance labels including Refuge Recordings, Medium Rare Recordings, and Clipp.Art, Jerk Boy continues to impress releasing his debut EP ‘With You’ on Club Sweat, an imprint of Sweat It Out. All of which has seen support from the international music community flooding in from the likes of The Black Madonna, Claptone, Doorly, Weiss, Fatboy Slim, and Groove Armada, furthered by radio love from The Aston Shuffle on triple j, DJ Mag Radio, and Oliver Heldens’ ‘Heldeep’, to name a few.
Whilst his own originals have been catching the attention of house music dons, unbeknownst to many, his work under Jack N Jerk has had their own share of world domination. On top of their acclaimed releases on Hot Creations, Under The Rdar, Clipp.Art, Madtech, and Badlqqk, the duo have been poached by label heads the world over to get a piece of their sumptuous grooves. In 2016, British top dog Patrick Topping released their record ‘Acid Gaddafi’ which featured on the first instalment of the ‘Paradise On Earth’ compilations via Jamie Jones Hot Creations label, which was given the ultimate tick of approval with a Radio 1 world premiere and generous support by BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong. More recently, their release ‘Wign Girl’ was picked up on Green Velvet’s label Relief Records, who bestowed them with the title of ‘next to shine’ artists for 2018’. Again, it is their consistent support from Patrick Topping, The Black Madonna, Roger Sanchez, Riva Starr, Pete Tong, Benji B, Amine Edge, Horse Meat Disco, Timmy Stewart, Marcel Dettmann, and Danny Tenaglia, that prove they are at the top of their game.
Jerk Boy’s music has been described as “classy disco house” and “solid gold easy action for the disco-lovin’ house floors”, by IDJ, with further props from leading industry press DJ Mag, Data Transmission, and Electronic Groove. With his originals consistently featuring on the ARIA Club Chart, Traxsource and Beatport charts, and his vinyl releases regularly selling out multiple pressings, it is clear to see why he is such a sought after remix producer, and why his originals are so eagerly anticipated by his fans and peers alike.
Having played some of the most iconic parties in town, including a recent set at Sydney’s Glitterbox alongside industry icons Todd Terry, Gene Farris, The Shapeshifters and many more, plus regular appearances as at LNDRY, Good Bar, Welove and S.A.S.H, Jerk Boy always knows how to turn it on.