Having first released epochal cuts like The Rapture's 'House of Jealous Lovers' and LCD Soundsystem's 'Losing My Edge' before the majors came a-sniffin', Output presaged the vogue for punk-funk and also predicted a new thirst for old skool acid house with the likes of DK7 and Mu.
"Output didn't give a flying fuck about what anyone thought about it," Jackson retorted. "What I was trying to do was to create an alternative. I wanted to release music that was different to anything else. When it started to become part of a movement - that to me was the beginning of the end. I didn't want recognition, I just wanted it to exist in its own world, to make interesting music available."
And indeed Output did, as the new comp shows with Colder's skeletal electroid post-punk, The Boy Lucas's freak folk and Gramme's heavyweight grooves all vying for attention.
"I would never do a label again," Jackson revealed. "This is saying, it's over, that's it, I'm proud of it but let's move on."
Yet although Output is done, Jackson's highly enthusiastic about a multitude of his own projects, due to appear next year.
"I'm producing tracks for the Gossip, working on a new Playgroup album and I've got literally 100 tracks that I'm ready to drop in various guises," he grinned. "I've got some of the most gnarly, fucked-up underground shit!"
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