Jet Jaguar Profile

aka Michael Upton
Martyn Pepperell
17 May 2013

Over the last 20 years, Wellington-based electronic music producer Michael Upton has performed across New Zealand, Australia and Japan. Through that time, he has released four albums, countless EPs and remixes, and made a cult name for himself through his future-forward explorations of a diverse range of electronic music styles.

Since his early experiences playing in warehouses around Wellington, to multimedia performances in Tokyo nightclubs and back again, Upton has maintained his position as one of the more inspired, inventive and consistent electronic music producers in New Zealand.

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Jet Jaguar Capital Recordings promo shot 2003 
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Jet Jaguar flyer for a gig at Soup, Tokyo, February 2007
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Jet Jaguar live at Ruby Room, Tokyo, August 2006 
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Jet Jaguar live at Bodega, Wellington, August 2005 
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Capital Recordings


Monotonik


Angry Rabbit


Grind Productions


Black Widow Productions


Radio Active 88.6FM


Surgery Records


Golden Bay Records


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Trivia:

Member of Monkey Shuffle, Patio, Dub Connection and Malty Media.

Upton has been heavily involved in online music culture since the early days of the internet. He maintains a personal music blog at www.nonwrestler.com.

Jet Jaguar is named after a character in the movie Godzilla vs. Megalon.