The charismatic Jack The Box duo has been for years a coveted secret of Berlin’s underground House scene. Hip House founding father Tyree Cooper and British House producer Bobby Starrr teamed up as a DJ duo in 2007 and six years later finally released their long awaited debut album “Side A” in 2013. Their production forte are soulful vocal tracks and attracting surprise artists for their studio collaborations.
Jack The Box are Berlin-based House music producers and DJs Tyree Cooper and Bobby Starrr.
Cooper’s and Starrr’s undeniable charisma and enthusiasm for deep, Chicago inspired yet contemporary house music and their flawless track record of successful parties as curators and DJ duo has garnered them a distinguished reputation among a remarkably high caliber of artists and clubs. With Jack The Box they now fuse their long-term collaboration into one sound that reflects each of the artists’ background: Chicago inspired traditional House music with a fresh and contemporary Berlin vibe.
The charismatic duo met in 2007 and soon realized that despite each artist owning a strong identity, they perfectly complement each other’s style. With the success of their party franchises in Berlin, the natural progression was to produce together. The project’s name, Jack The Box, an homage to the Chicago house scene, was found shortly after.
Collaborations with the likes of Bam of the Jungle Brothers and Lady Blacktronika on their debut album “Side A” (Moodmusic), are evidence that the duo has been given a warm welcome from the underground House scene.
Already “The Way We Walk”, feature track of their first single collaboration: “Jack the Box presents: The Tyree Cooper and Bobby Starrr E.P.”, was greeted with kudos by the house scene in September 2012 and was followed by a four pack remix EP of the track in 2014. “Pon de Underground (Dingeman Remix)” on the second single output was selected for Defected Records’ hit summer compilation “Loco Dice in the House”. More recently, Terrence Parker’s Deeep Detroit Remix of ‘Heat’ has been riding the club charts.
With their underground club night franchise ‘Lunar Phase’, DJ Tyree Cooper and DJ Bobby Starrr celebrate the evolution of a musical genre and provoke such inspiration and shifting of the paradigm. For Lunar Phase, the two artists seek out talent who inspire the evolution of the genre and the very specific and ever evolving taste buds of Berlin’s underground scene. The franchise aims to select guest DJs that inspire the duo’s personal artistic vision. Now in it’s the fourth cycle, Lunarphase moved to outdoor/indoor location Ipse. 2015 guests included Gene Hunt and the Whirlpool Productions Soundsystem as well as oddballs such as Thunderheist’s Isis Salam or Martin Patino and his musical cacti. Previously the Lunarphase franchise held residency at Kater Holzig, Loftus Hall and Kleine Reise.
As DJ Bobby Starrr and DJ Tyree Cooper, they are bringing back House to Berlin’s legendary Techno club Tresor with their curated residency ‘e·man·ci·pate’. The franchise is looking at artists that left a distinctive mark in the history of House music or whose current work is so extraordinary, that they are bound to become classics in the future. The long list of e·man·ci·pate graduates includes Lil Louis, Terrence Parker, Tom Trago, Nicholas and Farley Jackmaster Funk.
Further highlights invited by the duo to perform at their various events were DJ Yellow (Paris), K’Alexi Shelby (Chicago), Dole and Kom (Berlin), Peter Power (Dublin), Terry Farley (London), Filippo ‘Naughty’ Moscatello (Berlin), Charles Webster (Nottingham), Frankie Valentine (London), and Dan Curtain (Cleveland).
Jack The Box bookings are represented exclusively by Claudia Schneider of Pearl’s Booking, Berlin.