b. Oliver Jacobs, c.1975, London, England. One of the new breed of studio operators to emerge from the UK techno scene of the early 90s, Jacobs first locked horns with a control panel at the age of 13. After which his education went to the cleaners, as he spent every waking hour at the consoles, using school as a dormitory. The end would, however, justify the means. By the age of 19 he had remixed for Adamski, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, D:Ream and Take That, and provided full production for Rozalla, East 17 and Déjà Vu. As well as engineering for Leftfield and Delta Lady, he would help on sessions at Rollover Studios in Kilburn, owned by his father Phil Jacobs. The studio saw notable works recorded by Sure Is Pure, Paul Gotel, Qui 3, the Sandals and the Leftfield /John Lydon collaboration (‘Open Up’).
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