Real Name:
Jacques Renault
Profile:
Jacques is a DJ and producer from the Washington, D.C. are​a​ who lives and works in Brooklyn. He runs Let's Play House, a roving house, disco, and techno party as well as a​n imprint​ of the same persuasion, with friend and partner, Nik Mercer. He owns three plants, a rotary mixer, thousands of records, and a similar number of T-shirts. ​ Despite working within the confines of a different genre, Dischord Records is still probably his favorite label.​

Jacques Renault was a post-punk Washington, D.C. native who moved to Chicago in 1997 to continue his studies of viola, but in turn got an education in dance music. Tapping into the well-established drum 'n' bass scene, he held a residency at Smart Bar and became a buyer at the legendary Gramaphone Records. This broad, raw exposure to House lead him straight back to the classics of Disco and its heart, New York City, where he landed in 2002.

As a DJ, Jacques has held residencies at New York's famed Happy Endings, APT, Tribeca Grand and 205 Club, and has been a guest around the globe in venues like Tokyo's Womb, Rio's D-edge, London's Fabric and Plastic People, and Berlin's Panorama Bar. With his remixes, edits, original tracks, and collaborative project Runaway, he has released music on internationally acclaimed New York labels DFA, Chinatown, RVNG INTL, Throne of Blood, Italians Do It Better, Editions Disco, and Wurst, as well as Tokyo's Mule Musiq & Crue-L, Parisian imprint I'm A Cliché, Munich's Permanent Vacation, Sydney's Hole In The Sky and Future Classic, and, of course, London/Berlin's Rekids.

Along with his Runaway partner Marcos Cabral, Jacques owns and operates the label On The Prowl, and OTP Party Breaks, both of which feature their own material as well as original and remix work from Andy Ash, Simoncino, Brennan Green, TBD, Cosmo Vitelli, the Revenge, Azari & III, Tensnake, Nicholas, Coyote, and Kaos, amongst others. Jacques has also taken up production duties for a number of artists including Warp Records' the Hundred In the Hands, which also featured Richard X, Eric Broucek and Chris Zane.

After nearly a decade of playing for others in NYC, Jacques, along with good friend Nik Mercer, began producing his own series of events called Let's Play House. The duo has brought in guests from abroad like Horse Meat Disco, Mugwump, Rub 'N' Tug, Nicholas, the Revenge, Tiger & Woods, and Todd Edwards as well as local talents DJ Spun, Morgan Geist/Metro Area, TBD, Beg to Differ, Brennan Green, Midnight Magic, and Dan Selzer to name a few. Let's Play House is a moving party that uses Brooklyn warehouses, Manhattan ballrooms, hotel lounges, and everything in between for its regular events. As of September, 2012, LPH is also a record label, releasing one 12" every month. Roster members include the Dead Rose Music Company, Naum Gabo, Fantasic Man (Mic Newman), the M.E.B., Runaway, Toby Tobias, Bicep, and more.
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Jacques Renault Discography Tracks

REKIDS 029 Runaway Runaway - Brooklyn Club Jam(12", RP) REKIDS REKIDS 029 UK 2008 Sell This Version
Moby Disco Lies (Jacques Renault Remix) Moby - Disco Lies (Single, Maxi) Mute, Mute Europe 2008 Sell This Version
CLICHE023 Azari & III Hungry For The Power (Runaway Remix) Azari & III - Hungry For The Power(12", EP) I'm A Cliché CLICHE023 France 2009 Sell This Version
The Hundred In The Hands The Hundred In The Hands - Dressed In Dresden / Undressed In Dresden (Single) Pure Groove UK 2009 Sell This Version
TRAX127 Various Putting In The Overtime (as J. Renault) Various - Trax 127(CD, Smplr, Car) Trax Sampler TRAX127 France 2009 Sell This Version
SCIFI003 Runaway / B. Green* Alberg 30 Runaway / B. Green* - Alberg 30 / Alberto Treinta Feat. Chauncey Upson(12") Chinatown Records SCIFI003 US 2009 Sell This Version
ETCETCD5003 Lost Valentinos Serio (Jacques Renault Dub) Lost Valentinos - Serio(CD, Single) etcetc ETCETCD5003 Australia 2009 Sell This Version
CLICHÉ 022 Various Your League Various - Moments Of A Crisis - I'm A Cliché Compilation(2xCD, Comp) I'm A Cliché CLICHÉ 022 France 2009 Sell This Version
The Hundred In The Hands Tom Tom The Hundred In The Hands - This Desert (EP) Warp Records UK 2010 Sell This Version
The Hundred In The Hands The Hundred In The Hands - The Hundred In The Hands (Album) Warp Records UK 2010 Sell This Version
Various Beam Me Up (Jacques Renault Remix) Various - Permanent Vacation - Selected Label Works 2 (Comp) Permanent Vacation Germany 2010 Sell This Version
John Talabot Matilda's Dream (Jacques Renault Remix) John Talabot - Matilda's Dream Permanent Vacation Germany 2010 Sell This Version
Corinne (9) Dream A Little Dream (Runaway Radio Energy Remix) Corinne (9) - Dream A Little Dream (Scion A/V Remix) (EP) Scion Audio/Visual US 2010 Sell This Version
Permanent Vacation Beam Me Up (Jacques Renault Remix) Permanent Vacation - Right To Play (Comp) Permanent Vacation Germany 2010 Sell This Version
Green Owl 011 Grandchildren Grandchildren - Saturn Returns - Runaway Remix(12") Green Owl Records Green Owl 011 US 2010 Sell This Version
KYTHMAK119 Fran-Key (2), Crystal (4) & Roger* Moonwalk On The Rock (Runaway Remix) Fran-Key (2), Crystal (4) & Roger* - Moonwalk On The Rock(12") Crue-L Records KYTHMAK119 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
dfa2275, none Holy Ghost! I Know, I Hear (Jacques Renault Remix) Holy Ghost! - Obsessive Compulsive Frequency Vol. 3: I Know, I Hear(12", Single, Ltd) DFA, Eskuché dfa2275, none US 2011 Sell This Version
dfa2291 Rewards Equal Dreams and 1 more… Rewards - Equal Dreams(12", Single) DFA dfa2291 UK, Europe & US 2011 Sell This Version
Dp054 Various Alberg 30 Various - Double-Pak Vol.54 Brennan Green(2x12") Chinatown Records Dp054 US 2011 Sell This Version
Various Equal Dreams Various - Future Disco Vol.5 - Downtown Express (Comp) Needwant Recordings UK 2012 Sell This Version
LPH007 Johnwaynes* I Can See (Jacques Renault Remix) Johnwaynes* - I Can See EP(12", EP) Let's Play House LPH007 US 2012 Sell This Version
RB034 Lauer* Tentatious (Runaway Remix) Lauer* - Tentatious(12") Running Back RB034 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
Jacques Renault Jacques Renault - 100% Gomma By Jacques Renault (Comp) Gomma Dance Tracks France 2013 Sell This Version
LPH013 Jacques Renault Back To You Jacques Renault - Back To You(12") Let's Play House LPH013 US 2013 Sell This Version
GOMMADT 047 Jacques Renault Jacques Renault - Mix Sampler: 100% Gomma By Jacques Renault(12", Smplr) Gomma Dance Tracks GOMMADT 047 Germany 2013 Sell This Version