Jake cut his teeth playing live electronics with the Warp-signed avant-jazz band Red Snapper, an offshoot project (Toob) and under his own occasional techno moniker (Jakeone), as well as creating music and sound design for major TV shows and high-profile ad campaigns. After completing with distinction an Mmus in Creative Practice at Goldsmiths in 2012, he has been working as a composer, sound artist, educator and improvisor with particular interest in radical creative applications of digital DJ technology (‘Digital Turntablism’).
He has applied this work in a number of contexts which include: solo live performances (Cafe Oto, Jewish Museum, Abney Park); AV collaborations (Mutek/EM15, Moma PS1, Sonar, National Space Centre, The Lowry); international performance / live art pieces with Becky O’ Brien (London, Berlin, Tromsø); as one half of the ‘deviant pop’ band flies+flies (Union Chapel, Drill Festival); and with Petwo Evans / Petrax, a leftfield club music project with long-term collaborator Rich Thair (Red Snapper/Toob).
In October 2019, he was awarded a full scholarship to undertake a practice-based Music Composition PhD at Birmingham University that further explores the creative uses of digital DJ equipment, particularly as a tool for urban soundscape composition.
He has taught music technology extensively and has been the Programme Leader for Electronic Music and DJ Practice BA (Hons) at SSR London for the last 5 years.
Photo by Harley Madams