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 to its heart, New York City, where he landed in 2002.
As a DJ, Jacques has held residencies at New York's famed venues 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 and London's Fabric and Plastic People. With his remixes, edits, original tracks and collaborative project Runaway, he has released music on internationally acclaimed New York labels DFA, Chinatown, RVNG INTL, Italians Do It Better, Editions Disco, and Wurst, as well as Tokyo's Mule Musiq, Parisian imprint I'm A Cliché, and London/Berlin's Rekids.
Along with his Runaway partner Marcos Cabral, Jacques has launched the new label On The Prowl, and 2010 will see the debut of Runaway's live set around the globe. Jacques is also producing other artists, and co-produced (with Richard X and Chris Zane) the forthcoming debut album of The Hundred In The Hands for Warp Records. Jacques' recent remixes include dancefloor favorites for Chairlift, the Phenomenal Handclap Band, Canyons, and John Talabot.