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Jake Kilby

Sydney, Australia

Electro House, House

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Jake Kilby is one of Sydney™s most popular and successful DJs. He has been a prominent fixture in the club and party scene for nearly fifteen years; his name a regular feature in the line-up at major GLBT events, including the world-famous Sydney Mardi Gras Party, Sleaze Ball and the iconic Harbour Party.

Headlining some of Australia’s most successful boutique parties, including Queer Nation (Sydney) and Raw Hide (Melbourne), Jake has also been a regular guest performer at events such as Toybox, Hey Homo, Homesexual, Frisky, Red Raw (Melbourne) and Queen’s Ball (Brisbane).

One of Australia’s most successful exports, Jake continues to make his mark internationally, with multiple tours of the US, Europe and Asia. He has performed at some of the world’s largest events, including Zurich’s annual Street Parade and Thailand’s Full Moon Party, and played alongside international superstar DJs like David Guetta, the Freemasons, Boy George, Paul Van Dyk, Ferry Corsten, Above & Beyond, Tony Moran and Bimbo Jones.

His musical style varies from funky house and disco to dirty electro and progressive house, uplifting trance to driving tribal beats, and pure unadulterated pop. This versatility has earned him some of the most sought-after club residencies in Sydney and he is currently the resident DJ in the main Arena at Arq on Saturday night, and the iconic Midnight Shift on Friday night.

Jake compiled the 2002 Sydney Mardi Gras Party Anthems CD (with Mandy Rollins). He has been a nominee for Sydney’s Most Popular DJ every year since 1999, winning the award in 2000, 2001 and 2002. Jake contributes to the weekly Club Chart for the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA), and has been a judge in the dance music category for the ARIA Awards since 2006.