JPS aka Jerry Poon is known to most as the head honcho of The Operatives, which over the past 5 years have had an unparalleled commitment to bringing out ground breaking experimental beats artists to Australia and New Zealand. Active in his role as DJ, Tour agent, promoter and producer, JPS has progressed on to become one of the leading exponents of The beats community in all respects.
The vast diversity of genres the agency supports is reflected in his sets - From hip hop, funk, soul, future beats, Salsa, Samba, to DnB, dancehall and Reggae to name a few. Signed to OBSEsessions and Qilin Records, he has ongoing collaborations with Kiat, Johnny Hooves, Fugitive, Shamik and Motive as well as received play by the likes of Concord Dawn, Asides, Kiat and more.
The Operatives strive to present the most forward thinking individuals of current day electronic music scene. Raising the profile of new, exciting and revolutionary producers on a local and international front. The Operatives tours include: Goldie, Concord Dawn, Marcus Intalex, Doc Scott, Gaslamp Killer, Flying Lotus, Katchafire, and Scuba to name a few.
The Operatives events include: DJ Craze, Gilles Peterson, Platinum Pied Pipers, Recloose, The Nextmen, Mark de Clive Lowe, Freddie Cruger, Aloe Blacc, Jazzanova, Maurice Fulton, Theo Parish, DJ Marky, The Mixologists, Hudson Mohawke, Ras G, Loefah, and many more.
Having played to packed crowds in Singapore, Australia, NZ, UK and the US as well as supporting and impressing some of the top internationals on the touring circuit, JPS is a man in touch with his beats and knows exactly how to lay them down.