Thad Jones (AKA hak), has been dj'ing and making electronic music since 1992. After a chance encounter with Adam Douglas (AKA KEMEK) at a San Francisco rave, the two discovered a mutual love of acid house. After acquiring a Roland TB-303 from Andrew Johnson (of Astral Matrix fame), the duo released half a dozen records, under a variety of pseudonyms, most notably 303 Terrorists. Their final release together (Gundam) appeared on XLR8R Records, and remains the fastest selling release on XLR8R to this day.
An early champion of the jungle sound (he was knee deep in the sound back when the rest of us thought it was just fast breakbeat), Thad was an instrumental DJ on the West Coast. His endless touring educated crowds on the finer points of the new sound, and drove acceptance and finally established Jungle as a viable sound of the electronic scene. Hak continued to make jungle and released on blackpearl records, journees records, forestry service records, with planned releases down the road for 2012.
His main focus now is the UKbass music scene, with its diverse range of influences and genres, Thad says the music has finally come full circle, and gone back to the early days of being a melting pot of sounds, without any strict genre specific rules.
time has a way of telling...