Jakob Bekš

Jakob Bekš

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Jakob Beks
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Jakob Bekš has been active as a musician, DJ, producer, event organizer and promoter since 2006 and has been playing and making electronic music since the turn of the millenium. Born in Ljubljana, Slovenia (then Yugoslavia) in 1983, his love for music was triggered after discovering punk rock in primary school. After forming and playing in bands throughout the eary years of high school, he caught on to electronic music styles like electro and techno, which opened up new musical horizons and lead to the formation of an electronic music collective called Scienceofuse. The collective started DJ-ing and playing live in various local clubs in 2003, soon leading to a residency at the cult Klub K4 in Ljubljana. There the collective would start an event series known as Gumitwist, hosting some of the finest artists in electronic music, such as A Guy Called Gerald, Alexander Robotnick, Rabih Beaini (Morphosis), Container, Legowelt, Fabrice Lig, Mark Broom, Modeselektor, Octave One, Terrence Parker, and many more along the way. Around 2006 he also re-united with his dormant hardcore punk band Spunk on Toast, writing and playing guitar. In the following years he would play numerous DJ sets and live performances at various venues while also curating a monthly midweek house night at Klub K4 called "Črna mačka" ("The Black Cat"). He released his first track, a co-production with Stashman (Štefan Cerjak) on the fourth edition of the long-standing downtempo / dub-techno compilation series "Chilli Space" in 2007 under the LSD Anarchist moniker. The relationship with Chilli Space would continue through the following years, resulting in six further contributions to the subsequent compilations. He performed live with Scienceofuse colleague E.B.King for the first time in 2008, delivering a discoid blend of techno and electro as warmup for Octave One's live performance at the inaugural Gumitwist event in Klub K4. He has since performed live under the two monikers on a number of occassions, most notably collaborating with singer Lili Kongo as The LSD Anarchist as part of the Chilli Space series. Self-released the ultra-rare "Farsa demokracije" ("The Farce of Democracy") with his band Spunk on Toast in 2011. Started playing at long-standing electro night "Elektroliza" in club Channel Zero, which hosted electro royalty in the form of Arpanet, Aux 88, DJ Stingray, Morphology, Radioactive Man and many others. Contributed remixes to Žiga Murko's Inn Kick Blunts series. His track "Restless souls" (Chilli Space 10, 2014) marks the first time his music would appear on vinyl. After moving to Berlin in 2015, the Scienceofuse label celebrated its first vinyl release, E.B.King's "Responsible Design" with release parties in Ljubljana (Pritličje) and Berlin (Sameheads). He has since kept busy with production work under various guises and has co-founded Imaginary Radio Stations with fellow ex-pats Evano (Slaviša Stevanovič) and Pak (Christian Kopač).
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Jakob Bekš Discography Tracks

Writing & Arrangement

SVCD010 Various The One Various - Chilli Space 6(CD, Comp) Škuc Ventilator SVCD010 Slovenia 2009 Sell This Version
SVCD011 Various Meditation Candy Various - Chilli Space 7(CD, Comp) Škuc Ventilator SVCD011 Slovenia 2010 Sell This Version
SVCD013 Various Smuggle Time Various - Chilli Space 9(CD, Comp, Dig) Škuc Ventilator SVCD013 Slovenia 2013 Sell This Version
10LP1 Various Restless Soul Various - Chilli Space 10(2x12", Comp) Škuc Ventilator 10LP1 Slovenia 2014 Sell This Version

Production

SVCD010 Various The One Various - Chilli Space 6(CD, Comp) Škuc Ventilator SVCD010 Slovenia 2009 Sell This Version
SVCD011 Various Meditation Candy Various - Chilli Space 7(CD, Comp) Škuc Ventilator SVCD011 Slovenia 2010 Sell This Version
SVCD013 Various Smuggle Time Various - Chilli Space 9(CD, Comp, Dig) Škuc Ventilator SVCD013 Slovenia 2013 Sell This Version
10LP1 Various Restless Soul Various - Chilli Space 10(2x12", Comp) Škuc Ventilator 10LP1 Slovenia 2014 Sell This Version