Jake Held

Photo by Evan Chapman

Photo by Evan Chapman

A founding member of Darla Hood Productions, Jake Held was born and raised in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He has been an active part of the Philadelphia music scene since the tender and awkward age of 13. His knack and passion for recording music was discovered not long after he began recording demos for his own band and others. Held has been living in Philadelphia since his acceptance into Drexel University’s renowned music industry program where he has further developed his recording, mixing, and mastering talents. Currently working out of Soundmine Recording Studios and Drexel’s Mad Dragon Studios, Held has worked with an impressive amount of clients including Chuck Treece and McRad, The Districts, Keepers, and Three Legged Fox. Outside of studio life, Jake has developed a passion and talent for mixing in a live environment. He’s mixed for bands such as The Front Bottoms, Balance and Composure, Modern Baseball, River City Extension and Tigers Jaw. Held is not only incredibly comfortable working in both a live and studio environment,  but thrives off of the intrinsic passion he has for both.

Credits: Writer, Engineer, Mix, MAster, Front Of House


"Regular Sized Rudy" by Regular Sized Rudy

"Ooh La La" by Kelley Plante - MA

Mad Dragon Sessions for Fly Golden Eagle, Darla, Kelley Plante and Kristin Diable

"Untitled" by Drexel Fusion Band

"First Try EP" by The Monday Special

"On Tap" by 8 to the Bar

"Anxiety" [Single] by Twiin

"Sleepover" [Single] by Twiin

"Darla Comes Alive!" by Darla

"Darla Forever!" by Darla


“Plainview” by Plainview (EP) – E, M, MA

“River City Extension, Keepers, Drone Ranger, Mike Pays Heat” - FOH

“Conflictions” by Risky Biscuit (Single) – E, M, MA

“Spark Plug” by Connor Quigley and Company (EP) – E, M

“We Are Electric” – Three Legged Fox (Album) – E

“Chronicle of Sound” – Various - MA

“Movies! Movies! Movies!’  by Darla - MA

“The Guru, W.C. Lindsay, Plainview, Darla” FOH


“Christmas Single” by The Districts  - E, M

“How We Spent Our Summer Vacation” by The Folded Faces (EP) – E, M, MA

“The Front Bottoms, Hop Along, Roz and the Ricecakes, Steady Hands” - FOH

“Tigers Jaw, Modern Baseball, Suns” - FOH

“Shuttle (Nate of Passion Pit), Brick and Mortar, SHMNS, Space Jesus” –FOH

“The Begin” by Chuck Treece and McRad - E, M, MA

“Trails” by Family Vacation – E

“Balance and Composure, Exploded Drawings, Bleeding Fractals” - FOH

“D & M, The Districts, Blue Soul” - FOH

“Walk My Way” by The Karma Killers (Single) - E

“Welcome to Die” by Johnny B Morbid – E, M, MA


“Dissolve Yourself” by The Reflexes (Album) - W, E