After winning X-Factor Netherlands Jake collaborated with Hardwell (then #1 DJ in the world) for his singles Mad World and Run Wild, which made him famous in the dance world. For his vocal performance on Mad World he won the award for Best Vocal Performance at the International Dance Music Awards 2015 in Miami.

After releases with Lost Frequencies and Topic (Airplay #30 in Germany) Jake is currently working with David Guetta, Showtek, Armin van Buuren, Jay Sean and Hardwell.

In 2015 Jake wrote and sang the song Day To Feel Alive for the Ameriprise US campaign, which was also used as the opening song for the Anderson Cooper Show on CNN for an entire season. For his solo project, Jake is combining his dance background with the more raw/natural vibe of Day To Feel Alive.