DJ Ron: Being in the US, have you noticed any differences in language between England and the US, as things like jigs and crumpets are not really part of the American vernacular.
DJ Ron: Have you noticed lany language differences or any misunderstandings you've run in to?
JustJack: Not massively, no, not so far. I think a lot of people actually, to be honest, say that's it's pretty clear. There's very little slang on there, just some Londoncentric. I don't think that there's a massive amount of stuff that you wouldn't understand, and obviously there's food or more particular phrases, but there's very few I on the album. I think most of it is kind of reasonably universal.
DJ Ron: Snowflake seems to be the single that radio is grasping, did you pick that as the first song off the album?
JustJack: No, it wasn't the first single in England but I think here, because the Cure remix was getting attention and people were interested in it, I think it just seemed the obvious choice.
DJ Ron: Robert Smith does seem to be the man of the moment. He's on that track with Plump DJs and the one with Blank and Jones. Did you actually sample the Cure record or was that the remixer's work?
JustJack: It was the remixer who did it, the original is very, very different. I didn't actually have anything to do with the remix, it was done by a radio DJ in London so it was a big surprise to me. When I heard it, I was quite a shocked but obviously it really works musically, so I was quite happy.
DJ Ron: How important do you think are remixes to you?
JustJack: How important do I think that remix is?
DJ Ron: Or remixes in general, let's say.
JustJack: Some of them I don't like, I'm not a massive fan of remixes to be honest. I think the Cure remix is good because, as I say, radio has picked up on it and I think it's quite good sometimes to have a point of reference for people who can connect with it straight away. But I think a lot of remixes are crap to be honest, not necessarily my own remixes but I think a lot of people don't put enough effort into remixes, so it kind of depends. I mean I think some remixes serve a purpose and some seem to be kind of pretty useless.
DJ Ron: Do you have a choice, as an artist, who remixes your work?
JustJack: I do, but often I can't afford the people that I want so it's difficult. I'm pretty happy with most of the remixes that I've had but obviously I think most artists like the originals better because that's what they did, that was the way that the track was supposed to be. If I had unlimited money I'm sure I could get people. I'd love to get people like Masters At Work or Royksopp to do a remix, but they're very expensive. So obviously at this stage it's kind of difficult.
DJ Ron: Well, that was the next question, who would you like to remix your work, you just said Masters at Work and Royksopp..
JustJack: Those kinds of things would be cool. I would like to get someone like DJ Premier to do one but we're a long sort of way from that and I think there is a big sort of distance between us. There's a lot of producers I absolutely love, I mean I love JD as well from Slum Village, in fact I'd love him to do a remix.
DJ Ron: What was the inspiration to sample "I'm Not In Love" for the Let's Get Real Honest song?
JustJack: I heard the track on a compilation and I didn't actually know it was 10CC. I used to literally pillage through stuff, pick out records and just sample tons of stuff. Then the records would probably go back to wherever they were or they'd get chucked away or I'd lose them or whatever. I didn't actually know what it was and we had a bit of a desperate scramble to try and find out what it was, obviously so we could clear it. Luckily it was on a nostalgic TV music program one night that me, the producer and co-producer, were watching. We suddenly heard the sample and knew what it was. Before that I was in a bit of a panic because I didn't know what it was, so there was a question of whether the track could actually go on the album.