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 genres with hypnotic beginnings, rhythmic middles and powerful endings, in the aim of creating 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 productions and revered scratching skills, he is continuing a musical 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 DJ Mag and Mixmag as once the third best club night in the North, ahead of established names like Habit, Louche and Ketoloco for example, was where the journey really began.
Progressing a true passion onto a worldwide scale, Iain launched the highly respected deathtechno.com in 2010 that caters for Mixes, Premieres, Reviews, News, Features and more, as the brand continues to steadily grow with now over 12,000 followers on SoundCloud alone. Having included mixes and interviews with acts such as Electric Indigo, Truncate, Tim Xavier, Hans Bouffmyhre, Paul Mac and The Advent, along with many other talented underground artists and DJs, the project remains at the cutting edge of championing the scene. Exclusive radio partnerships see the mixes aired bi-weekly on soe.fm in Germany, Seance Radio in London (UK) and Digitally Imported’s “Underground Techno” channel shortly thereafter covering the USA and the world.
A consistently rising success of Death Techno 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 and featuring many established and respected artists. Allowing expression with no boundaries to ensure creativity and freedom, releasing a variety of Techno styles.
Music released on DEAD CERT. Records has included producers like Audio Injection / Truncate, Hans Bouffmyhre, TWR72, Joachim Spieth, DJ Spider 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 selectors like Dave Clarke, Ben Sims, James Ruskin, Rebekah and Cari Lekebusch to name but a few…
The labels first vinyl release was a special collaboration between Iain and William that received a wide range of support, like B.Traits playing on her BBC Radio 1 show, to XLR8R Premiering his track as the label builds new fans and breaks new ground with every release.
2014 saw a move into another new venture for Iain and Will as Mainline PR, handling highly select House and Techno promotion management for a range of world leading record labels.
“…inspire and be inspired.” - Jack! Who?