Jake cut his teeth playing live electronics with the pioneering, Warp-signed avant-jazz band Red Snapper in the early noughties and has worked with many aspects of electronic music over the last 15 years – writing, producing and performing internationally as well as composing music and creating sound design for major TVs shows and ad campaigns.
In 2012 he completed with distinction an Mmus in Creative Practice at Goldsmiths University and since has participated in a number of artists residencies and international audio visual and performance art collaborations. He now works as a producer and performer with particular interest in the creative applications of digital DJ technology.
He currently, under the name Pet Rok, promotes and is resident DJ at the No One’s Watching London clubnight and radio show. He produces and performs as one half of the avant-pop band flies+flies, with leftfield dance music and AV group Petwo Evans and collaborates with Becky O’Brien on a number of international performance / live art pieces. He co-runs the Precious Snowflake and Petrax record labels.
He is the Head of Electronic Music & Business Development (p/t) at SSR London where he has also run the Electronic Music & DJ Practice BA (Hons) course for several years.
Photo by Ali Wade