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Christian electronic music
|Years active||2008 - Present|
Jack Spent most of his years growing up in Cambridge, where he picked up an interest in DJ'ing at the relatively late age of 18. Having spent two years working for British Youth For Christ, he formed the house music group Aorta with DJ and friend Simon Dayman in 2002.
Aorta was born when friends and DJs Ben Jack and Simon Dayman felt frustrated at the lack of diversity in Christian worship music. They set about to create a group which encouraged the church to think outside the box on matters of musical and non musical worship. The duo were joined in 2004 by producer Andy Searle Barnes, and quickly established themselves as a group of noteworthy talent with appearances all over the UK, including the Greenbelt festival, Spring Harvest, and Soul Survivor (charity).
In 2008 the band announced they would be separating in July to concentrate on solo projects.
As a solo artist Galactus Jack has moved in a different direction. Fusing his diverse love of music with his DJ and production skills he creates a sound more like a rock band than a DJ, but still very much in the electronic genre. His debut single 'Headspace' gave fans their first taste of his solo material and showcased a rockier edgier sound. The single was featured on the various artists album The Rose Sessions: Volume One (TVCM Music 2008).
The Debut EP from Galactus Jack is called Reality Bytes and was released on 27 April 2009 worldwide through the TVCM Music label.
The EP was written and produced with Chris Taylor at Liverpool's Rooftop Audio Studio's and features guest vocals from CCM artist Shell, MC Ad-Apt and singer/songwriter Lindsey.
The Rose Sessions
The Rose Sessions: Volume One is a Various Artists album produced by TVCM Music and The Rose Education Foundation to raise funds for the Foundation. Produced by Galactus Jack, the album features 12 tracks, with all profits going to charity.
Featuring an exclusive track from international number one selling artist Sandi Thom (I Wish I Was A Punk Rocker), completely unavailable anywhere else! Every track on the album has been donated to support the work of The Rose Education Foundation around the world, and 100% of the profits will go directly to help children around the world.
Galactus Jack says of the project:
“It all started back in February when I was in the Far East with the foundation, checking out some of the projects. During a particularly bumpy flight between Malaysia and Thailand, Maurice Dimmock and myself began chatting about opportunities for raising the profile and generating funds for the foundation. We hit upon the idea of putting together some kind of charity album and asking bands to donate a track to the cause. 6 Months later here we are! Its just been an amazing road to travel down, and it's an absolute privilege to be able to support the fantastic life changing work of the Rose Education Foundation with this album release”
The full track listing is:
- Rainbird - Sandi Thom
- Resolutions - The Silver Lakes
- Headspace - Galactus Jack
- Can You See The Stars - The Austin Francis Connection
- Made To Be Me - Shell Perris
- Through The Smoke - [Dweeb]
- Bombay Afternoon - Kenny Mitchell
- You You You - Kit Ashton
- Through Everything (Acoustic) - Simple Reason
- Touch Skin - Aorta ft. Shane Beales
- Heaven - Lindsey
- There Is - Bosh
Galactus Jack remixed the single "Push Back" by indie rockers The Gentlemen. The single was released in the UK on 31 August 2009 through record label The Stereo Tree.
- Love Hope Future EP - Debut EP release of House music outfit Aorta released on Rubik Records (2005)
- Reality Bytes
- Push Back! - Remix of the single by The Gentlemen
- Other Projects
- The Rose Sessions: Volume One - Various Artists album produced by and featuring Galactus Jack (July 2008)