U.S. artist Jack Coleman aka JAK is a dj and producer for labels such as Trapez, Subspec, Fade Records and Torque, label owner at SubSensory Recordings and co-founder of event production company Closer PDX.
North American techno artist Jack Coleman aka JAK is a hardworking advocate for quality underground dance music, representing the Pacific Northwest region as a producer, DJ, label boss and promoter. Over the past few years, Jack has launched onto the global scene with releases on Trapez, Fade Records, Torque and Illegal Alien, and gigs in Japan, Detroit, Los Angeles, Vancouver, BC and beyond.
Starting out as a DJ at area warehouse parties in the mid 90’s, Jack went on to form the label SubSensory Recordings in 2008, hosting events and putting out over 70 releases from homegrown artists and recognized acts like Bryan Zentz, Angel Alanis and Adam Jay. He later co-founded event production company Closer PDX with industry veteran Gustavo Lanzas, hosting dozens of events with top regional and international talent.
Jack’s dj sets and productions represent strong roots in authentic techno music, with hypnotic rhythms, powerful sounds and strong textural details. His original tracks and collaborations with UK artist Sergio Vilas have received plays on radio programs like Carl Cox Global, John Digweed’s Transmissions, and the Time Warp podcast. Jack’s tracks have also been remixed by the likes of Mark Broom, Bryan Zentz, Audio Injection, Chris Fortier, Angel Alanis and Raiz.
While Jack has considerable studio experience, he’s always been a DJ first and foremost, focusing on a three turntable performance style with heavy layering and fast moving mixes. As a Dj, he’s performed in Tokyo, Osaka, Detroit, Santiago de Chile, Seattle, Vancouver, BC, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and LA, and has shared billings with the likes of DVS1, Sian, Truncate, Julian Jewiel, Rødhåd, and many more. He’s also contributed to popular techno podcasts including Droid Behavior’s D-Node Podcast, Detroit-based podcasts from Blank Code and Dystopian Rhythm, and the Torque Podcast from Japan.
Jack resides in Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.
Keep up at
www.facebook.com/djjak // www.twitter.com/jak_pdx // www.djjak.com
Selected discography JAK
JAK - Dismantled EP w/ Woody McBride Remix - Subspec
JAK & John V - Paradigma EP - Illegal Alien Records
JAK - Cyclo Drive EP - Trapez (remixes by Bryan Zentz, Raiz)
Roman Zawodny - Secret Weapon - JAK Remix - UKR
JAK - Override - Slap Jaxx Music (w remixes by Ricardo Garduno, Owslah vs. Goetz)
JAK - Sonar Swing EP - Fade Records
JAK - Pound for Pound - Remixes by Mark Broom, Trust the Machine - Torque
JAK & Sergio Vilas - Blockhead - Fade Records
JAK - Crashback EP - SubSensory Recordings
Detroit Grand Pubahs & Space DJz - Late Uru Uru Night - JAK Remix
JAK & Seqwenzer - Super Oxide - Subspec Music
JAK - The Botch - SubSensory Recordings
Desonant - First - JAK Remix - Hard Drive Records
JAK - Automatonic (w/ Audio Injection, Jerry Abstract, Revy remixes) - SubSensory Recordings