Having accrued well over 200 DJ gigs to date and a handful of residencies, Jack! Who? aka Iain James Kirk is known for his sets that blend styles with 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.
Beginning a musical journey with inspiration from his Grandfather teaching and composing music, then seeing his brother, Lone Wolf known around the world for his unique style of dub step production and superior scratching skills, he is continuing a family legacy in the chosen form that is techno.
2007 saw the inception of a nationally recognised club night called By Royal Appointment aka B.R.A. in his hometown Sunderland UK that featured in DJmag and Mixmag as once the third best club night in the North. Beating established names like Habit, Louche and Ketoloco for example, this was where the journey really began.
Since progressing a true passion onto a worldwide scale and launching Death Techno Mix Series in 2010, the brand continues to grow with over 5,600 followers on SoundCloud that has featured guest sets from Electric Indigo, Miss Sunshine, Mattias Fridell, Marika Rossa and Joachim Spieth along with many other talented underground artists and DJs. It is aired bi-weekly Exclusively on soe.fm in Germany, then Saturday’s has plays on Seance Radio in the UK and Digitally Imported’s “Underground Techno” channel too.
A consistently rising success of the mix show climaxed in the emergence of a new project named DEAD CERT. Records in 2013, created with long time friend, producer and label owner William Welt. The imprints focus is discovering and nurturing new talent, allowing expression with no boundaries to ensure creativity and freedom, releasing a variety of techno styles.
Music released on DEAD CERT. has included mega producers like Audio Injection, Hans Bouffmyhre, Rich Jones, XHEI to Eomac. To say it has sky rocketed to the forefront of many A-list artists attention is an understatement, where their catalogue of tracks thus far have already been played and charted by huge names such as Alan Fitzpatrick, Dave Clarke, Pig&Dan, Rebekah, Cari Lekebusch to name but a few…
2014 saw a move into a new venture for Iain and Will starting Mainline PR that consists of handling House and Techno promos for labels where they have already worked with stellar imprints like Local Talk to Alan Fitzpatrick and Reset Robot.
“…inspire and be inspired.” – Jack! Who?