Detroit-born DJ Jackie Christie started spinning at 16. Cherished by
MTV’s The Grind, she soon moved to New York and landed her first New
York City residency at the famed Limelight.
Throughout the nineties, Jackie was omnipresent in the high point of
club culture as a resident at some of the most sought-after clubs in the
USA – the Limelight, Storm Raves, NASA at The Shelter, the Tunnel, Life,
and at the Studio 54 hosted by Bacardi and Details Magazine.
weekly residencies at New York's premiere club Spa (the hot spot from
the creators of Club Life), by displaying her exceptional gift of mixing
Jackie was no stranger to spotlight. Simultaneously, she would spend
four days a month in LA taping a radio show for TheTruth.com while
mixing for a Fujisankei Communications International Production, Soulook-Seize
The Night. The latter was a music variety show aired in Japan and on NYC
In summer of 1997, Jackie Christie, under the name Shine, released her
first single Bitch, followed up with Stimulating and Exciting (Groovillicious
Records). Full length mixed CDs for Bacardi’s Seize The Night followed,
featuring an original production by Jackie Christie The Children of Ohm
Night Flavors. The next big project was the highly successful album Hard
and Tasty Beats (Nervous Records). Remixes include R U A DJ by Kung POW
(Extreme Records) and Yoko Ono's Open Your Box (Mind Train Records). A
few years later, Jackie’s Hot and Tasty Beats was released, again by
Nervous Records. It is a compilation of club anthems, mixed with the
energy and expertise the people have regularly come to expect from this
Queen of Clubs.
"I love gathering diverse talents around me and creating something new,
fresh, trying new things, breaking down barriers and expectations,"
Her career has shifted into high gear with the release of her debut
album, Made 4 U, on which she brings home her vision of nightlife via
eleven radiant tracks. The album was co-produced with Shane X. Conry,
Jackie’s friend and a collaborator in remixing Madonna's Nothing Fails.
The single made #1 on the Billboard Club Chart and stayed on for 26
weeks. The first single Beautiful Day went to #14 on the Billboard Club
Chart. An eclectic collection features America's No.1 drag queen, Lady
Bunny (founder of NYC's annual Wigstock festival), House music pioneer
Kraze (The Party, I Said Shuddup), club diva Sandy B (Make the World Go
Round, Ain't No Need to Hide), and a newcomer Dirty Shane of Discomind.
"I find strength, spice in variety: Just as I have a wonderfully rich
mix of people in my life, so does the album.”
Jackie's skills, reputation, and passion for people have also earned her
spots spinning at mega-clubs alongside Sasha, Digweed, Moby, and Carl
Cox; hosting the Closing party of Club Universe with Cindy Lauper in San
Francisco, and being mentioned in a book that soaked an era of New York
City, Brett Easton Ellis’s Glamorama.
Her recent appearances are the last year’s First Love Parade in San
Francisco for 75,000 people, and joining the float with the Ingrooves &
Supper Club and Crystal Method in 2005.
Jackie’s music has
also been heard in “Beauty Shop,” starring Queen Latifah, “Street Time”
series on Showtime, Jenna Jameson’s One Hundred Hottest Hotties on VH1,
and on previously mentioned MTV.
As evolved as ever, Jackie Christie continues to DJ in her hometown of
New York City, and around the world.