Jacob Kelly’s idea for E.A.R (Eclectic Avenue Records) has been built up over the many years that he has been involved in the music scene.
Back in the late 1980s, Jacob began to collect music and by the mid 1990s he was out using his vinyl collection to entertain people, DJing in the UK, in Europe and in the United States.
As his knowledge of making house music grew, Jacob started working in the studio.
His first release “Acid by Numbers” was released on the legendary Music For Freaks label and this was a great start to his production career. Since then, he has released on labels such as Minority Music, 3am Recordings, Artizan, Paranoid Music and the list goes on…
Some people will also associate Jacob with one of the strongest underground house labels to come from the UK - Baker Street Recordings.
Started in 2006 with label partner Paul Hardy, Baker St. was born with the vision to put out strong house music and released some of the top producers in the house world including, Demarkus Lewis, Jacob London, Lil’ Mark, James Curd, Miles Maeda, Sasse, Moodymanc, Justin Harris and Hector Moralez to name but a few.
And if this wasn’t enough, Jacob then was asked to host an eclectic radio show for Galaxy FM.
His wife JoJo was already “Radio Royalty” and they were given their own UK wide FM show every week on Sunday from 2am – 6am. As Galaxy had full confidence in their musical knowledge, they were given a VERY rare opportunity in radio - not to have any play list!
The show was a huge success having some of the highest listening figures in the UK playing anything from Disco, Funk, Soul, Punk, Reggae and a splash of Deep House.
In 2010, after collecting all of this experience, Jacob wanted to start something he had been planning for years - a serious record label for serious music. E.A.R (Eclectic Avenue Records) was born. Jacob sold his half of Baker St. to give E.A.R his full commitment.
E.A.R is designed to be, as the name suggests, an avenue for eclectic music. This way the label cannot be pigeonholed and is able to release music from any genre forming a sustainable, strong label.
So what you can expect from Jacob’s DJ sets? Eclectic music but all the while keeping a room full of people entertained and buzzing about where he is going to take them on this musical journey.