Jake Holloway

Jake is quite simply a man of many talents and a connoisseur of great music from all around the world…

A part of the Summer Soulstice DJ roster in earlier days, he is still an ardent supporter of the black stuff, hence his love of all things vinyl.

Former co-owner of the oft-overlooked Village Vinyl shop in Walthamstow’s Wood Street Indoor Market, he continues to sift through a whole lot of beautiful twelves, from reggae to techno, at Love Vinyl in London’s E2. Jake works alongside Zafar Chwodry (Reckless Records) looking after the vintage side of the business.

Jake is also a bit partial to graphic design and art direction, producing artwork for a number of clients, including the influential BBE record label and one of the UK’s best-loved independents Wah Wah 45s. As you’d expect from holding down such aforeprofessions, he’s also an avid record collector having accumulated an enviable selection of killer tracks to draw upon when he DJs out and about.

Jake with JP and friends at Summer Soulstice 2010 in Connoisseurs Corner. Photo by Paul Welch © Summer Soulstice Ltd.

Jake initially caught the DJ bug back in 1990, playing out at his various college parties in the London Borough of Newham, before setting up a successful Brazilian night while studying at Brighton University. It was here where he met the irrepressible DJ Dom Sevini which led to a long-standing friendship between the two and a renowned club night in the form of Mouseorgan, which ran for six years at The Clinic and Herbal plus various other venues, as well as guest stints at Heaven and Fabric. More recently he’s been playing at gigs like Social Joy with Mr Bongo and Brilliant Corners in east London.

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