Jacob cut his teeth playing live electronics with the pioneering, Warp-signed jazz band Red Snapper in the early noughties. This lead to further collaborations with drummer Rich Thair (producing for Lo Recordings, Process, !K7, Huntleys & Palmers and performing internationally), as well as composing music and sound design for high-profile advertising, TV and award-winning short films and very occasional solo techno releases under the alias Jakeone.
More recently, Williams’ work has been mainly been concerned with applying techniques informed by experimental turntablism, early electronic music and dub with modern digital DJ technology. This practice has been developing in a number of contexts including immersive 360 audio-visual shows at Mutek / SAT, Montreal; alternative band flies+flies; Welsh futurism with Petwo Evans; dance / performance art collaborations with Becky O’ Brien; and a number of one-off improvised electroacoustic performances and artist residencies.
Jacob is the Course Leader for the Electronic Music & DJ Practice BA (Hons) degree course at SSR London.
Photo by Ali Wade