Jack Smooth

Real Name:
Ron Wells
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RonWellsJS (known as Jack Smooth) is often credited as a pioneer of Jungle Techno and an early architect of Drum and Bass.

Ron is the creator of Sound Entity Studio, which in the early 90's became a go-to facility for Dance Music producers.

During his career Ron has produced circa 400 dance music records, spanning many genres. He usually focuses on creating his own chord structures and melodies using synthesizers, as opposed to relying on sampling the work of others.

Ron's music embodies an electronic, ambient Techno signature with production standards that are recognisable as more 'polished' than typical underground dance music.

Ron Wells began his career at the age of 17 as a London Pirate Radio DJ in 1987 (Crystal, Medina & WLR radio stations), he then went on to form Wax Factory Productions in 1989.

Wax Factory Productions was one of the first UK dance music labels to deal directly with record shops, by not having a distribution deal. In years to come, Wax factory would earn cult status as an underground UK House and Techno label. Many, to this day, believe that Ron's productions were from the USA, due to their authentic Techno sound.

In 1991 Ron created Sound Entity Recordings to concentrate on forming the Jungle Techno sound he is predominantly known for. Key artists on the label were Smooth But Hazzardous, Hedgehog Affair, Jack Smooth, Floor Filler and 20 Hurts.

In 1992 Ron masterminded, co-wrote and produced Trip to Trumpton with Urban Hype, which became a top 6 Hit (UK National Charts) and held a top 10 position for 3 weeks.
Throughout 1992 to 1996 Ron produced (and on most occasions co-wrote) 42 releases on Basement Records and he quickly took this unknown label to class leading status.

In 1993 Ron formed Smooth Recordings, which oversaw the crossover from Jungle Techno into Intelligent Drum & Bass.

During the same year he also founded Fast Floor Productions in order to focus on adding more compositional structure to the Jungle Techno scene and further developing its transformation into Drum & Bass. In order to experiment further with Drum & Bass Ron Wells formed Earl Grey 1995 which was signed to MCA music publishing and Carl Cox's Ultimatum label.

In 1996 DJ Dr S Gachet invited Ron to join him in producing a 2-hour mix for BBC Radio 1's One In The Jungle show, which was aired in December of that year.

Ron has also co-owned Dance Nation Radio, which was broadcast Europe-wide on Euronet Sky Sports Audio Channel 6.

Responsible for the production of many classic UK Hardcore records throughout the early 90's, Ron's style of production is said to be instantly recognisable.
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SE-03, SE 03 Crowd Control — Jack Smooth Jack Smooth Crowd Control (EP) Sound Entity Records, Sound Entity Records SE-03, SE 03 UK 1991 Sell This Version
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SE. 001 Waveforms EP — Jack Smooth Jack Smooth Waveforms EP (EP) Sound Entity Records SE. 001 UK 1991 Sell This Version
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BRSS 030 Unfriendly / Rock To The Groove — Jack Smooth Wax Doctor & Jack Smooth Wax Doctor & Jack Smooth - Unfriendly / Rock To The Groove Basement Records BRSS 030 UK 1993 Sell This Version
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BRSS 027 New Direction (93 Remix) / What's Goin' On — Jack Smooth Wax Doctor & Jack Smooth Wax Doctor & Jack Smooth - New Direction (93 Remix) / What's Goin' On Basement Records BRSS 027 UK 1993 Sell This Version
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SENT 1201 Tell Me Something / Happy Nonsense — Jack Smooth Jack Smooth & Spencer T Jack Smooth & Spencer T - Tell Me Something / Happy Nonsense Sound Entity Records SENT 1201 UK 1993 Sell This Version
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none Unfriendly / Brighter Future — Jack Smooth Wax Doctor & Jack Smooth / Bounty Killaz Wax Doctor & Jack Smooth / Bounty Killaz - Unfriendly / Brighter Future(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1993 Sell This Version
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none Rock To The Groove / What's Goin' On — Jack Smooth Wax Doctor & Jack Smooth Wax Doctor & Jack Smooth - Rock To The Groove / What's Goin' On(Acetate, 10") Basement Records none UK 1993 Sell This Version
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H.G. 015 Alchemy /  Freefall — Jack Smooth DJ Chemistry Meets Jack Smooth DJ Chemistry Meets Jack Smooth - Alchemy / Freefall Homegrown Records H.G. 015 UK 1994 Sell This Version
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TROOP 002 DJs Unite Vol. 1 Sampler — Jack Smooth DJ Aphrodite* / Phantasy* & Smooth* DJ Aphrodite* / Phantasy* & Smooth* - DJs Unite Vol. 1 Sampler Rogue Trooper TROOP 002 UK 1994 Sell This Version
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SENT1209 Dream On — Jack Smooth Phantasy* & Smooth* Phantasy* & Smooth* - Dream On Sound Entity Records SENT1209 UK 1994 Sell This Version
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BRSSCL8 Another Direction / Unfriendly — Jack Smooth Wax Doctor & Jack Smooth Wax Doctor & Jack Smooth - Another Direction / Unfriendly Basement Records BRSSCL8 UK 2005 Sell This Version
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BRSS 069 Plight Of The Innovators — Jack Smooth Jack Smooth Plight Of The Innovators Basement Records BRSS 069 UK 2006 Sell This Version
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WF0015 My Electric Soul — Jack Smooth Jack Smooth My Electric Soul Wax Factory Productions WF0015 UK 2019 Sell This Version
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SENT1224 Think It's About Time / Messin' With Fire — Jack Smooth Pete Cannon (2) & Jack Smooth Pete Cannon (2) & Jack Smooth - Think It's About Time / Messin' With Fire (Single) Sound Entity Records SENT1224 UK 2020 Sell This Version
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FE 027 Ph Scales — Jack Smooth Jack Smooth Ph Scales Furthur Electronix FE 027 UK 2019 Sell This Version
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FE055 Ph Scales 3 — Jack Smooth Jack Smooth Ph Scales 3 Furthur Electronix FE055 UK 2020 Sell This Version
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VNRAS003 Fusion / Semblance — Jack Smooth Jack Smooth Fusion / Semblance Violet Nights Recordings VNRAS003 UK & Ireland 2021 Sell This Version
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AB-VFS008 Trip 950 EP — Jack Smooth Fozbee, Cooz* & Smooth* Fozbee, Cooz* & Smooth* - Trip 950 EP (EP) Amen Brother (2) AB-VFS008 UK 2021 Sell This Version
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FE049 Ph Scales 2 — Jack Smooth Jack Smooth Ph Scales 2 Furthur Electronix FE049 UK 2020 Sell This Version
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RYDM51 Break The Sound Barrier  — Jack Smooth Jack Smooth Break The Sound Barrier (2xFile, WAV, Single, RE) Non Stop Rhythm RYDM51 UK 2021
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FE060 Ph Scales 4 — Jack Smooth Jack Smooth Ph Scales 4 Furthur Electronix FE060 UK 2021 Sell This Version
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DJ Mixes

Issue 01 Vol. 02 Life Innovation — Jack Smooth Jack Smooth Life Innovation(CD, Mixed, Promo) Eternity Magazine Issue 01 Vol. 02 UK 1996 Sell This Version
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Videos

SE 9284 Chill Out Mega Mix — Jack Smooth DJ Phantasy, DJ Clarkee, Jack Smooth DJ Phantasy, DJ Clarkee, Jack Smooth - Chill Out Mega Mix(VHS, PAL) Screen U.K. SE 9284 UK 1994 Sell This Version

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jungle1993

jungle1993

December 11, 2015
edited over 7 years ago
Everything this guy has touched is gold in my opinion, the engineering & quality in his tracks are second to none! The true meaning of pioneer

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