From music tech teacher to DJ to soundtrack composer
“Whether releasing tracks as Abstract Source or through his many collaborations, you get the idea that this brilliant artist and teacher will touch the lives of many people. His steady flow of directed and passionate energy takes the form of a wonderfully unpredictable musical output”
Ashley Casselle | Global Underground | Junior Boys Own
Music means everything to Jules and after a chat about the many layers of his career, he reveals more than a few surprises. From his past DJ exploits playing on a desert island in Malaysia, a Chinese temple for NYE or, closer to home at Dalston's bustling Superstore.
He possesses a unique energy which fills his long white walled studio in Brick Lane, enthusing about the artists he’s collaborated with, like techno pioneer Russ Gabriel on 'The Return EP'. He's most at home among LED lights, flickering buttons and pulsing switches, while drum machines and sequencers roll effortlessly into action to reveal new tracks.
After a spell running the label Abstrakt Dance with techno kingpin Colin Dale, Jules is now focussing on his Abstract Source sound. From the lush house of ‘Day to Night’ on Chicago’s Large Records to the gyrating drum & bass of ‘Tell Me’ on London’s V Recordings.
His music is thriving with a million plays on Soundcloud and has found its way into some esteemed places. Peter Gabriel's Cue Songs have picked up the rights to his catalogue while Finlay Cowan (Pink Floyd Illustrator) has commissioned him to soundtrack a new project, the intriguing 'Subway Slim'.
Jules is currently developing a music therapy project aptly named DMT (Digital Music Therapy) which stems from a recent bout of insomnia. He has already delivered sound workshops to over 200 people and an album is on its way.