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Jack! Who? aka Iain Kirk has deep love for a diverse selection of music, early influences came from electronic wizards The Chemical Brothers and Aphex Twin. In recent years inspiration to start DJing has come from Sven Väth, Richie Hawtin, Adam Beyer, Stephan Bodzin, Oliver Huntemann, Maetrik, DJ Hell, Switch and many more. His heart is now set around Techno ranging from Deep, Dark, Edgy, Funky, Euphoric and Progressive.
A typical set from Jack! Who? contains hypnotic beginnings, rhythmic middles and powerful endings, trying to create a musical experience for the listener that captivates their mind and feet in the same instance.
Staying busy and trying to develop the electronic music scene in the North East has always been a priority; proven by playing over 200 sets, having many residencies, climaxing with promoting his own club nights.
2007 saw the creation of Iain’s first club night, By Royal Appointment aka B.R.A. the main focus was on techno, electro and minimal, showcasing a wide variety of DJ styles, constantly keeping it fresh and interesting, but also providing a platform for many local artists. It gained recognition in DJMag, Mixmag and local newspapers for the cutting edge talent that was booked.
The escalating reputation of B.R.A. events lead to an unmissable opportunity to play at LUBE: in nearby Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in June 2008. The B.R.A. boys were given the faith of hosting Room 2 and the honour of joining the bill with three internationally known artist/producers Thomas Schumacher (Spielzeug/Get Physical) Luca Bacchetti (Sci+Tec/Ovum) Perc (Perc Trax/CLR).
The podcast mix series Death Techno was born the beginning of March 2010. The ethos from the outset was to create a unique brand that covered deep, dark, twisted minimal to techno and more, bringing like-minded individuals together through the music, promoting new DJing talent and producers alike.
B.R.A.’s solid history saw Death Techno quickly gather a worldwide following...
The official site deathtechno.com has reached a 33,000 views milestone since being online from November 2010.
[Stats of 9 Oct 2013]
Facebook has 2,456 likes
SoundCloud has 2,825 followers
Twtter has 480 followers
Mixcloud has 551 followers
In August 2010, the success continued as Iain was asked to host Room 2 once again, this time The Gallery at super club Es Paradis in Ibiza. The main room was headlined by Drum & Bass titans Dillinja (Valve) & Logistics (Hospital) with the pioneering event put together by good friends Calcutta & Grenade based in Newcastle.
At the beginning of a new year, January 2012 presented a fantastic opportunity for a unique partnership. Death Techno were asked by internet radio station soe.fm to broadcast their mixes on its airwaves first, updating the format into a regular bi-weekly show. Based in Berlin, the epicentre of electronic music, they are a passionate family that love what they do, where high quality and standards are essential. They’ve featured sets by majorly influential electronic artists from around the world.
Since March 2012, a new project has been lurking in the air when a close friend asked Iain about starting a label with him. Will Reed currently heads up 22 Digit Records and brought the idea forward after seeing first hand the popularity of Death Techno and enjoying the sound he brought to the table.
DEAD CERT. Records first release was July 2013.
"We enjoy a deep/dark sound that excites and instills passion in the listener like none other. “Quality over quantity” is our mantra, releasing a variety of techno styles whilst discovering and nurturing new artists. Keeping an open mind we look for everything from style and originality to how a track would sound in a club for that extra dimension through years of experience.
From the creator of Death Techno and Owner of 22 Digit Records."