Sharul Ariff was raised in a musical household. Both his parents were into the nascent pop music movement of the ’70’s and ’80’s. His father particularly fostered a love for electronic music by introducing him to artists such as Jean Michel Jarre, Vangelis and Kitaro. His mother shared her love of Disco, Funk and Indian music.
Coming to Australia in the later part of the ’80’s he discovered Hip-Hop. Artists such as Epmd, Big Daddy Kane, Mantronix and a whole slew of East coast Hip-Hop labels fueled his passions even more.
At about this time he began collecting records and by the mid 90’s he discovered an underground club called Filter that opened his audio senses even more. A couple of tiny record stores namely Synestheasia & Octave records in Prahran became a weekly pilgrimage to pick up records from Basic Channel, Profan, interr-ference etc. In 1996 he purchased his first pair of turntables and set up a small boutique label called Dialect records. In 1998 Sharul moved to Tasmania to further his education and started a small avant-garde club in the city of Hobart at Salamanca square. In 2000 he returned to Melbourne and continued working in the hospitality industry. During this time he ran a boutique speakeasy bar in Melbourne. He studied the history of his infamous musical heroes and began a quest to find the sonic differences between the countries and its region. Learning how sound can be shaped and sculpted in leading into interesting results became the objective.
In 2008 he bought his first piece of electronic kit namely the RM1x and learned the beginnings of creating and producing. In 2011 he fell in love with modular synthesis…
JackFruit recordings is platform that houses and releases works by SubMission, R&D and various guests from time to time.