Jake Williams

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Jake Williams
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Rex The Dog Press Shot 2017
Background information
Birth nameJake Williams
Also known asRex the Dog, Mekka, Planet Perfecto, JX
OriginBrighton, England, United Kingdom
GenresElectronica, trance
Years active1994–present
LabelsKompakt, Hundehaus, Mute, FFRR, Hooj Choons
Associated actsPlanet Perfecto,
Websiterexthedog.net

Jake Williams is a British electronic music producer and remixer, who currently records and performs as Rex the Dog[1]. Williams first found success as JX in 1994 following a recording contract with Hooj Choons, a United Kingdom dance independent record label. Williams has also recorded as Mekka[2] and wrote the song 'Bullet In The Gun' as part of Paul Oakenfold's collective Planet Perfecto.

Chart success[edit]

JX was a successful project, achieving two top 10 singles in the UK[3] and Australia.[4] "There's Nothing I Won't Do" (1996) was the most successful single in the UK, reaching number 4.[3] Williams also charted in the UK as a featured artist on Planet Perfecto's "Bullet in the Gun", reaching number 7 in 2000.[5]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
UK
Dance

[6]
The Rex the Dog Show
  • Release date: 29 August 2008
  • Label: Hundehaus Records
  • Formats: CD
38
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

As JX[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[3]
AUS
[4]
IRE
[7]
NED
[8]
SPA
[9]
1994 "Son of a Gun" 13 6 38 Singles only
1995 "You Belong to Me" 17 4 15 15 1
"Son of a Gun" (1995 re-issue) 6 15
1996 "There's Nothing I Won't Do 4 26 14
1997 "Close to Your Heart" 18 90
2004 "Restless" 22 68
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

As Rex the Dog[edit]

Year Single Album
2004 "Prototype" Singles only
"Frequency"
2006 "Maximize"
2007 "Circulate" The Rex the Dog Show
2008 "Bubblicious"
"I Can See You, Can You See Me?"
2011 "POW!" Rex the Dog & Kris Menace
2013 "Do You Feel What I Feel" Rex The Dog (feat. Jamie McDermott)
2015 "Sicko" Single only
2016 "You Are A Blade" Single only
2016 "Teufelsberg" Single only

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rex The Dog". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-08-22.
  2. ^ "Mekka - Diamondback". Discogs. Retrieved 2017-08-22.
  3. ^ a b c "Official Charts > JX". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2015-11-28.
  4. ^ a b Australian (ARIA Chart) peaks:
  5. ^ "Official Charts > Planet Perfecto". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2017-08-22.
  6. ^ "The Official UK Dance Charts for the week ending 20 September 2008". ChartsPlus. Milton Keynes: IQ Ware Ltd (369): 12.
  7. ^ "The Irish Charts – All there is to know > Search results for JX (from irishcharts.ie)". Imgur.com (original document published by Fireball Media). Retrieved 2017-08-23.
  8. ^ "dutchcharts.nl > JX in Dutch Charts" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 2017-08-23.
  9. ^ Billboard: Hits of the World, 6 May 1995
  10. ^ "1994 ARIA Singles Chart". ARIA. Retrieved 2017-08-23.
  11. ^ "1995 ARIA Singles Chart". ARIA. Retrieved 2017-08-23.

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