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Jack Prest - Studios 301Jack Prest is a Sydney based artist, sound designer, music producer and performer who specialises in new media and forward thinking electronic music. Jack began his career as a performer, working solo as a DJ and as a part of hip-hop group Good Buddha as well as disco outfit Flatwound. These projects have seen Jack perform on some of the biggest stages throughout Australia, including Good Vibrations Festival, the Boiler Room at Big Day Out, Pyramid Rock Festival, Peats Ridge and Groovin The Moo. He has supported the likes of M.I.A., LCD Soundsystem, Die Antwoord, Public Enemy, Aloe Blacc, TZU, The Herd and The Jungle Brothers.

Throughout this period Jack continually began to focus on producing and recording his own music and sound art. This has led to his current role as an in-house engineer and producer at Studios 301 where he has worked on everything from recording US rap artists B.o.B. and Action Bronson to electronic heavyweights Skrillex and Flume. As an assistant he has worked with ARIA-nominated rock group Papa Vs Pretty on their latest album, Bruce Springsteen and the internationally renowned Ricky Ho Orchestra. His original productions have been featured on Channel 7s Packed To The Rafters and in the motion picture Not Suitable For Children“ and well as receiving airplay on Triple J, ABC TV and major community radio stations nationally.

Having already forged a successful career in the realms of popular and electronic music, Jack is continuing to build a reputation as a sound artist and designer for experimental and experiential theatre. With a background in Fine Art (graduating from UNSW in 2006), his work includes the 2008 joint Australia Council/Performing Lines production The Tent  and the live sound installation for the critically acclaimed performance work Whelping Box which was a part of the 2012 Performance Space “Sexes” Festival. Most recently he worked in Hong Kong for the West Kowloon Cultural District and their break dance work Compartmentalized, which also featured as a part of the 2014 City of Sydney Chinese New Year celebrations.

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