Over the past decade, Jake Nicholls has made his mark on the UK scene. With his unique style that draws influences from energetic, melody driven hardcore and trance, Jake is a DJ that rocks the place and is a firm favourite with the crowds!
Being introduced to the rave scene at many nights at the 'Doncaster Warehouse' (in his hometown) and 'Pleasuredome', Jake took influence from the rushy energetic pace of the music from DJs such as Fergus, Charly Lownoise, Brisk & M-Zone, whom he frequently saw.
As time progressed, his tastes broadened and DJs such as Guy Ornadel, DJ Wag, Mark Spoon and hard trance pioneer Scot Project influenced Jake's musical taste greatly.
His DJing debut was in 1997, where he would frequently DJ at events in Doncaster during his college days. The sets he played were widely favoured and this attracted the promoters of Bedlam and Defiance, who both offered Jake residencies, due to his originality and professionalism.
A third residency followed from 'Hellraiser' and the groundbreaking and upfront trance he frequently played, earned Jake a set for Sheffield's leading night 'Uprising'. Jake wowed the crowds with his dramatic two hour sets, which were a real learning curve that proved to be hugely insightful When Hellraiser ceased to continue Jake was made the primary trance resident at Uprising and has continued to be there ever since, rocking the dancefloor and filling the crowds!
The bookings for Jake followed at a headstrong rate, with countless sets up and down the country for established events such as Slammin' Vinyl, Twisted Brainfire (Scotland), Dizstruxshon (Doncaster), Cypher(Leeds), TNT (Sheffield), Quake (Cleethorpes), Hangar 13 (Newcastle), Vibealite (Bradford) and Ravers Reunited (Coalville) to name but a few! He is also an active producer and has taken to the studio, where his 'collaboration 'Life On Acid' with Stu Expression was released on Vinylgroover's Traffic imprint. A modern reworking of Komakino - Can't Stop featured on the prestigious D-Trance 40 compilation by Gary-D, which was a great honour for Jake as these were compilations that influenced his upbringing in trance.