Jake cut his teeth playing live electronics with the Warp-signed avant-jazz band Red Snapper, a subsequent 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.
He currently works as a composer, improvisor and educator with particular interest in radical creative applications of digital DJ technology in a number of contexts including: solo live performances (Cafe Oto, Jewish Museum, Abney Park, BEAST FEaST); AV collaborations (Mutek/EM15, Moma PS1, Sonar, National Space Centre, The Lowry); international performance / live art pieces with Becky O’ Brien (NIME 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 technology, particularly as a tool for urban soundscape composition.
He has taught music technology extensively, was the Programme Leader for Electronic Music and DJ Practice BA (Hons) at SSR London 2015-2020 and currently lectures in Creative Music Production at ICMP, London.
Photo by Harley Madams