About Brett Jackson
In memory of a soldier 28/05/1982 -- 16/02/2011
It is with much sadness that we notify South Africa on the passing of a friend, a brother, a son and a legend – Deep House DJ -- Brett Jackson. At 05:45 on Wednesday, 16 February, at the age of 28, Jackson lost his battle to Hodgkins Lymphoma Cancer at the Pretoria East Hospital. He leaves behind his father Brian, Mom Colleen, Sister Lee & niece Georgia.
Diagnosed with the disease in November 2008, Jackson fought back like a true soldier -- even contributing his time and status to the CANSA Organisation's fundraising courses and contributing a portion of his royalty earnings to the organisation.
Born 28 May 1982, Jackson became known for his soulful deep house sounds – being cross-over and breaking into the urban market scene. With several critically acclaimed compilation series under his belt such as The Deeper Sound of Brett Jackson, Dig Deeper Vol 1 & 2, Soul Select Vol 1-3, The Best of OM & most recently Soul Candi Sessions 5. On an international level, he was renowned. From Cape Town to Karlsruhe, Durban to Dubai, Jackson has rocked dance floors across Belgium, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Switzerland, South Africa, Germany, Spain, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and beyond.
Jackson joined the Soul Candi family in 2003 as the record store manager and buyer and was currently the label manager of the Urban Dance division. His contribution to the label saw him compile some of the biggest selling albums the label has ever released. A true music visionary he was.
Much can be said for his life as a DJ -- but as a man, he was one of ethics, honour, honesty and privacy and indeed a true soldier.
We would like to extend our sincere condolences to his family and request that the public and media please respect his family's need for privacy in their time of mourning.
REST IN PEACE BRETT JACKSON. YOU ARE LOVED AND MISSED BY YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND FANS
By Sheree O'Brien, on behalf of Soul Candi Music