JAKUB

JAKUB

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Jakub was born in Gdansk, Poland; maybe it is here that he caught the electronic music bug. This is probably also part of the reason why his background is so diverse and he... read more
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Biography

Jakub was born in Gdansk, Poland; maybe it is here that he caught the electronic music bug. This is probably also part of the reason why his background is so diverse and he has always been open to new ideas and new ways of doing things. After living in Poland, he moved to Seattle, Washington and was exposed to total culture shock, this wasn’t Europe anymore this was a grunge, Nirvana and Pearl Jam environment. Jakub picked up and electric guitar, played for bands such as Feversmile, and did the local punk/grunge scene, but he was always looking for something more. It was the noise that drove him, he was heavily influenced by New York’s no wave scene, bands like Sonic Youth, that would take electric instruments and used controlled noise to make music, much like like a synth. Playing guitar inspired him into buying his first synth, a little MC-303.

In 1996, Jakub was exposed to the rave scene head on and not just the electronic scene. That first single rave experience changed his life forever. It was very intriguing for him to see people come together like that, much unlike the rock scene which seemed filled with hate and sorrow. He was amazed by the unity and the vibe that went along with the music and the idea that we can all be happy, he continued to dance every weekend for nights at a time. But the heavy partying took its toll like it does for most people in the scene. Jakub, released that he simply couldn’t continue going to raves every single weekend, and yet still wanted to be part of the scene that he loves so much.

At this time his love for music stepped in, as pick up his first set of 1200s. He didn’t want to be another nameless dj that train wrecked everything; he practiced every single day sometimes in excess of 4 to 6 hours, for a sold year and a half before playing his first show. Soon his practice paid off as he was booked for more and more gigs, eventually gaining club residencies, playing funky house, as well as playing raves such as Water and Freak Night put on by some of the best crews in the Seattle area.

Around summer 2001, Jakub stepped back and analyzed what he was doing. He wasn’t really happy with his style of music, mostly because it brought him no challenge. It is here when he picked up the third turntable, and went back to his first love hard techno, the music that originally drove him to dance all night.

Jakub rocks the floors where ever he ends up, he is currently keeping himself busy by producing, djing and putting on club and rave events. It’s a far cry from the kid dancing in the middle of a warehouse back in 1996, but he is part of something that he loves.

Look forward to variety of releases coming soon in 2005/2006.