JESSE JAKOB

Jesse's love affair with house and techno began in the mid 1990's where he began promoting events and DJ'ing in Minneapolis. Most recently though, he was a founding member and resident DJ at Black, Minneapolis' longest running underground house and techno weekly. Held in the Record Room at the legendary First Avenue night club for 5 years, Black was the outlet for forward thinking underground house and techno in the city. Put on by a collective of different promoters over the years, Black was a fixture every Saturday night, giving it's attendees an opportunity to experience world class acts up close and personal in an intimate setting.

Those 5 years played a pivotal role in his development as both a DJ and producer. Having a regular DJ gig for the first time, Jesse was able to perfect the art of the warm up set. Where other DJ's start off the night running, Jesse learned to slow things down, set the mood and slowly craft a vibe and build the tension before the featured guest would take the controls. While the opening sets taught him to dig deep musically, it was his closing sets where he was able to really let things fly and learned to command a dance floor. Heavy, intense, stripped down house and techno, those peak time sets would also play an influential role in his development as a producer. Using his sets and the system at Black as a test lab, Jesse would make music strictly for these performances, and over time sessions helped to evolve and define his sound. Jesse made his production debut with a 12" release on Jonas Kopp's Traut Muzik imprint late in 2012 which received heavy support from some of the biggest names in techno. With more original productions set to be released on a variety of labels in 2013, it's shaping up to quite a year.

Past Shows


Aug
14
th
2015
The Record Room
Aug
14
th
2015
The Record Room

SYSTEM

with Aaron Litschke, JESSE JAKOB and System Visual Artist RACHEL PALMER
Feb
13
th
2015
The Record Room
Feb
13
th
2015
The Record Room
Apr
6
th
2013
The Record Room
Apr
6
th
2013
The Record Room

TOO MUCH LOVE

City Pages & Radio K present TOO MUCH LOVE
with JESSE JAKOB and Sovietpanda
Sep
22
nd
2012
The Record Room
Sep
22
nd
2012
The Record Room

BLACK

with Mike Gervais, Slow Derek, Jobot and more!
Jul
4
th
2012
7th St Entry
Jul
4
th
2012
7th St Entry

PARTICLE PEOPLE

with Aaron Litschke and JESSE JAKOB
Apr
28
th
2012
The Record Room
Apr
28
th
2012
The Record Room

PARTICLE PEOPLE, Anthony Parasole and BLACK

with JOHN CHAMBERLIN, JESSE JAKOB and Aaron Bliss
Mar
23
rd
2012
First Avenue
Mar
23
rd
2012
First Avenue
Oct
8
th
2011
The Record Room
Oct
8
th
2011
The Record Room

Camea, BLACK and SYSTEM

with JESSE JAKOB
Jul
23
rd
2011
The Record Room
Jul
23
rd
2011
The Record Room

BLACK and PARTICLE PEOPLE

with Aaron Bliss, DIGITAL RUSH, JOHN CHAMBERLIN and more!
Jul
23
rd
2011
First Avenue
Jun
25
th
2011
The Record Room
Jun
25
th
2011
The Record Room

BLACK

with JOHN CHAMBERLIN, Aaron Bliss and JESSE JAKOB
Feb
18
th
2011
Mainroom
Feb
18
th
2011
Mainroom

BASSGASM

with Krafty Kuts, REID SPEED (Play Me/LA), Chris Liberator and more!
Oct
9
th
2010
The Record Room
Oct
9
th
2010
The Record Room

BLACK

with PETER VAN HOESEN and JESSE JAKOB
Jul
23
rd
2010
First Avenue
Jul
23
rd
2010
First Avenue

BASSGASM

with MIKE BUCK, Centrific, KEVIN KING and more!
May
22
nd
2010
The Record Room
May
22
nd
2010
The Record Room

BLACK

with Centrific, Aaron Bliss, JESSE JAKOB and more!
May
8
th
2010
The Record Room
May
8
th
2010
The Record Room

BLACK

with Aaron Bliss, JESSE JAKOB, James Patrick and more!
Apr
24
th
2010
The Record Room
Apr
24
th
2010
The Record Room

BLACK

with JESSE JAKOB, Aaron Bliss, JOHN CHAMBERLIN and more!
Apr
10
th
2010
The Record Room
Apr
10
th
2010
The Record Room

BLACK

with KEVIN GORMAN, LOOKLIKE and JESSE JAKOB

More Shows

May
29
th
Surly Brewing Festival Field
Dec
31
st
Live Stream

Lucinda Williams

May
22
nd
7th St Entry
Sold Out

The Hold Steady

Jul
3
rd
Target Center

Rage Against the Machine

with Run The Jewels