Slippery Jack are Philip T.B.C. and Jaromir Bednar (aka Jock The Lock).
They started working together during summer 2012 at Philip's studio.
Philip started with DJing in 1998 and as he was focused mainly on breakbeat at the very
beginning he started with playing this style. In 1999 he bought also some jungle vinyls
to make his sets more miscellaneous. He has always drew the line between good and bad
music regardless of styles and thats why nowadays after almost 14 years of playing his
mish up sets include various styles from DNB, dubstep, hiphop, breakbeat or wonky to his
own divers production. Lately he has been focused mainly on his own production, improving
technics of mixing and use of hip hop technics in his live sets. His credo is a permanent
self perfection and as he says: ÑI see my future mainly in my own production and thats why
I now concentrate all my attention on it. As for DJing I take it as showing of skills,
good quality selection of vinyls and mixing of divers tempos and styles.ì From this apparently
results his technics such as cratching, beatjuggling or beatcuting which he keeps on using in
his stes more and more often. You can enjoy his sets regularly all over the Czech and
Slovak Republics. Within the last years he has played there at the majority of big summer
festivals e.g. Let IT Roll, Pohoda, Cosmic Trip, Svojöice, Openairfield, NoËnÈ Vlny,
Summer of Love, Planet Roxy etc. Beside this he has also played at parties in Hungary,
Austria, Sweden, Spain, Ukraine and others. His personal satisfaction in his career is probably
his performance at Pohoda 2005 the biggest Slovak festival where he was invited by LIAM HOWLETT
from The Prodigy himself. He played there as their support at the main stage. During his musical
career he has among others played as the support with world DNB elite such as Andy C,
Ed Rush and Optical, Pendulum, Spor, London Electricity, Subfocus, Optiv, LTJ Bukem or
a hiphop producer DJ Shadow. In 2007 he was chosen the only representative of the Czech Republic
for ten days tour of Sweden along with other producers and DJs from France, Roumania, Poland,
Finland and Germany. He was placed third in category the best Czech DNB DJ in Czech DNB awards
in 2007, 2008 and 2009. By the end of 2009 he released his debut album AUDIBLE THOUGHTS which
spans again various genres and prooves rich diversity of styles. Some of numerous guests who
appeared on this album are for example rappers from the USA (N.Y. Brooklyn), UK or Czech
top-class turntablists. The album got very good reviews and was highly appreciated by
the listeners. This album was awarded Album of the year in Dance Music Awards and Philip TBC
was awarded the producer of the year in Czech DNB Awards.
He released his double remix album "Audible Remixes" in 2010 and he was awarded
"Producer of the year - 2nd place" in Czech DNB awards. His production awaken interest of Berlin
label aromamusic.com that subsequently released initial tracks on beatport.com.
Some other tracks were then released on Esprit records, Big Riddim rec...
Last album Kokoro No Hibiki was released on Esprit records 2012.
2013 - 3 remixes albums Kokoro No Hibiki Remixes vol.1 "DnB series" , Kokoro No Hibiki Remixes vol.2 "Dubstep/Breaks/House series" a Kokoro No Hibiki Remixes vol.3 "Experimental"
Cooperation with BTK (Brazil), Chris Su (Hungary), Jon Kennedy (U.K.) or N3gus (U.K.) plus Czech top producents.
Track Galactic (BTK remix) placed for several weeks on 4th place in DJ shopu Beatport DNB TOP 100.
Jock The Lock is a solo project by Jaromir Bednar coming from rough country of north Moravia,
currently based in Prague (Czech Republic). Jaromir has always been passionate about music
since his early childhood. He has grown up on modern jazz, blues even harder rock music..
Attended musical school for 5 yeas (clarinet and guitar) where he got some essential basics
of rythmical feeling and composition.
At his twenties he got crazy about fresh sound of drumandbass and all the electronic music
appearing at the time. Early stuff by artists like Photek (Modus Operandi, Form and function),
Roni Size, Krust etc. has changed the perception of music to him. Since then he loves tracks with
sophisticated groove with hypnotising elements. Decent vocals or nice catchy melodies on the top
bring it to the perfection then. Having the darkness and the light at the same time in one track
could be a brief definition of what Jaromir wants to achieve in his production. In other words -
it could be described as a positive melancholy on solid beats and bass. Jaromir is currently
influenced by artists who release on Pinch's label Tectonic, more minimal bass sound by Akkord
from Manchester.. and loads of other stuff accross the wide spectrum of not only electronic music.
His production though is always a reflection of the emotions he has and he is literally "living"
his music - which may not always be a practical thing :]
Jaromir a.k.a. Jock The Lock brings you true feelings straight from his heart, you can see him
DJ-ing since 2011. Working on his debut album at the moment. Some recent tracks can be heard on
http://soundcloud.com/jockthelock where you can also find tracks by two other collaboration
projects - Atomise (Jaromir Bednar and Gary Rostock) and Universal Loosers (Jaromir Bednar and
Slippery Jack’s tracks