Jake Stephenson

Jake Stephenson

Prolific UK trance/psytrance/ambient producer. The bulk of Stephenson's output was released on the Kinetix Recordings, Rumour Records and Jumpin' & Pumpin' record labels under a multitude of project names, the most well-known being his solo project Shamanic Tribes On Acid and his collaborations with Brian Trower (Optic Eye, Optica) and Matt Hillier (Alien Mutation vs Indigo Egg, Crystal Moon).

Jake Stephenson passed away on the 22nd of January 2005 after an epilepsy attack.
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Jake Stephenson Discography


CDB TOT 11 Various The Spring Of Life and 1 more… Various - The Dawn Of A New Age(4xCD, Comp) Jumpin' & Pumpin' CDB TOT 11 UK 1999 Sell This Version
CDB TOT 16 Various Sunrise Various - Chill Out Trance Volume 2(4xCD, Comp) Jumpin' & Pumpin' CDB TOT 16 UK 1999 Sell This Version
CDB TOT 26 Various Sunrise Various - Chilled Trance(3xCD, Comp) Jumpin' & Pumpin' CDB TOT 26 UK 2003 Sell This Version

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July 29, 2016
I miss his output, he made some of the best ambient/downtempo stuff of the golden period of that sound. RIP


September 9, 2010
Jakes Stephensons work is what i call ' free ' .Its one man making what he wants , being fluid and creative and free to do what he wants.I still find his music or the ambient side of his work some of the most colourfull and wonderfull music i have heard as its just one man with a load of weird gadgets being creative.Its uncluttered and unfettered.His beauty was his fluidity and the fact he captured his soul in his work which no amount of technical excellence can help you achieve.I think Jake represents free creativity at its best.Free.......


December 29, 2005
edited over 10 years ago

Depending on your point of view you can write a whole book about this man. You can either love his productions more than those of the famous artists or you can hate him more than anything else and curse all his productions. I am somewhere in the middle of the line.

Jake Stephenson counts 50 (yes fifty!) and more aliases, and perhaps only God knows how much more aliases there are. These excluding the groups. His first (solo) releases under the Shamanic Tribes On Acid moniker are, simply said, amazing. They are mind boggling, multiple layered, ultra fast tunes that defy all boundaries of the psychedelic genre. His collaborations with Matt Hillier (Crystal Moon) and Brian Trower (Optica & Optic Eye) are for me some of the most innovative psychedelic productions ever.

Some time between 1998 and 1999 this artist started to write whole albums for labels like Rumour and Jumpin & Pumpin under “Various Artists” guise when in fact all titles where written by him. This mainly with artists like Dave Hendry (aka Transequece mainly) and Phil Merrall (mainly Jupiterhead). Releases came out mostly in the form of 4 CD box sets where each artist wrote a disc each. What I hated is that at times the same track is found on another compilation under a new alias, sometimes guised under a different title too, obviously to fill in compilations.

However I am still much lured by a lot of Jake’s productions, and surprisingly at times I seem to love more his ambient and downtempo productions more than his full-on material.

Let’s pray for him to rest in peace and for those who love(d) his productions let’s continue our adventure in discovering more material and aliases.