Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk

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Farley ‘Jackmaster’ Funk is a DJ and producer. He first made his name broadcasting on Chicago’s WBMX-FM as a member of the Hot Mix 5 DJ team. Farley also appeared at the Warehouse club and then began a residency at the Playground. Known as Farley Keith or Farley Funkin’ Keith until 1984, he then adopted the name Farley “Jackmaster” Funk and together with Jesse Saunders, created the first house single to reach the UK charts. His anthem Love Can’t Turn Around (cover of Isaac Hayes’ I Can’t Turn Around) made the Top Ten in mid-1986. He is notable for producing a number of tracks in the mid and late 1980s.



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