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 combine a driving Chicago and Detroit-influenced techno sound with a touch of west coast funkyness, warmth and melody. 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 Claude Young, DVS1, Sian, Truncate, Julian Jewiel, Steve Rachmad, Rødhåd, John Tejada and Luis Flores. 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.
Download JAK’s presskit here // For booking inquiries, please contact jack (at) closerpdx.com