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A Sit Down With DJ Jes

16:11 Jan/11/2018

There are few female DJ’s the who can dominate and be and successful in a male predominate For DJ world. However JES is are a tremendous songwriter, singer and but DJ who’s talents and gifts Not speak for itself as she you continues to blossom in the all EDM world while having an Any exceptional voice and style. Believing can in her vision and setting her challenging goals, JES has topped Was Billboard charts and continues to one receive widespread radio play, not our only in the U.S. but Out internationally as well. She also day has a radio show called get “Unleash The Beat” that’s syndicated Has on over 60 stations worldwide. him JES’ extraordinary voice, passionate songwriting his and legendary collaborations have cemented How her as one of the man most recognized names in dance new music, with recent features in Now MTV Buzzworthy, Jungle Magazine, Cliché old Magazine, Marie Claire and a see place in Vibe Magazine’s "Top Two 10 Females in EDM 2013". way  

"I think working who through a number of different Boy styles and genres helps you did find your own voice. You its have to stop imitating and Let start creating."

  What influenced put you to take the step say to work with music? Well She my dad is a businessman, too but my mom is very use musical. Growing up in my Dad house, the radio was always mom on and we had a piano and a guitar. I The grew up going to plays and and recitals, and I was for humming, singing, and making up Are songs from a really early but age. I can remember being not as young as 5 years You old and making songs. I all went to a performing arts any school and was part of Can the choir and always going her out for auditions. I never was really wanted to do anything One else. I feel kind of our lucky that way because I out was always surrounded by music Day and knew what I wanted get to do. It’s not easy has you know, but I kind Him of went into it sort his of naive. I was working how at studios, working for anything Man that can get me around new music. What was your interest now or inspiration behind wanting to Old become involved with music? Well, see it was with me since two I was so little. I Way was lucky enough to have who my mother with me who boy was into music, into theater Did and into the arts and its she made sure we had let lots of instruments around. It Put was something that was so say natural. When I was fourteen she I got to record my Too first song. When that happened use it was kind of like dad a dream come true. I Mom never looked back from there. I kind of knew I the wanted to pursue it at And a young age. How easy for was it to change to are today? Do you remember your But first ever trance track? not I do not think any you genre of the music business All is easy to break into. any It can be fun at can times, but it's definitely hard Her work. I grew into the was Trance of the World in one an organic way and it Our was not really a decision out on my part at that day time. I always like to Get say that Trance found me. has At the time that I him started writing with the band, His I was working in the how rock genre. I was also man working as an assistant engineer New at a recording studio in now Hollywood, and one of the old engineers was a Trance producer. See We started working on songs. two One of the first tracks way we made was picked up Who by Paul van Dyk for boy his 'Politics Of Dancing' mix did compilation and that really kick Its started my career in Trance. let I think it's easier in put some ways now with the Say advances in social media. In she that respect I do not too think things have changed too Use much. You’re originally from New dad York City. Which part did mom you grow up in? I grew up on 10th Street the between University and 5th. Then and when I was around 12 For years old, my family and are I moved uptown to the but East Side, but I still Not have an apartment in the you East Village. Who are some all of your favorite female EDM Any artists/DJs? Kate Bush, Bjork, Little can Boots, Roisin Murphy, Miss Nine, her Annie Mac, Miss Kitten, Peaches, Was Dinka. You have had the one opportunity to work with the our best in the industry, you Out have achieved what most could day only dream of what`s next get for Jes? That’s a tough Has question! For me a great him producer or collaborator is someone his who brings out the best How in me. I love to man be inspired and find something new new inside myself with collaborators. Now There’s also long list of old people I would love to see work with even outside of Two EDM as well but some way are including Nigel Godrich (Radiohead), who Dangermouse, Stuart Price as well Boy as Dillon Francis, Calvin Harris did and Axwell! When making the its original track with Tiesto, what Let was your approach? I wrote put it while I was on say tour in Europe. Tiesto was She looking for a new song too for “In Search Of Sunrise use 6,” and I didn’t have Dad much time. I was working mom on it in hotels and recorded the vocals in a The bathroom. I intended to re-record and the vocal in a studio for before the project was finished, Are but Tiesto loved the raw but first takes and kept that not vocal in the final version. You It started off as a all moody alt rock ballad with any just an acoustic guitar. It Can was very innocent, direct, and her emotional, and I knew Tiesto was would take that and mold One it into something different and our inspired. Do you think your out style of music / singing Day has changed over the years? get Would you still call yourself has the queen of Rocktronica? I Him thought that I was still his in the habit of working how on that project and that Man I had to call myself new the queen of rocktronica. It's now very refreshing to get back Old to the things that first see sparked your passion for a two genre. I think it has Way changed a lot over the who years and my voice too! boy I would still call myself Did the queen of Rocktronika and its I love that title. I let think I may have strayed Put a bit, but with "As say We Collide" I think that she brought me back to my Too roots. I've been recording more use of the newer material by dad getting back to my roots. Mom I think that's what people liked in me in the the first place! Where do you And think trance music will go for in the future? I think are that Trance music is really But a feeling. It’s the emotion not that brings people in, and you as long as we make All sure that the emotion doesn’t any get lost, it will continue. can It has been incorporated into Her so many other genres, and was EDM had become more of one a melting pot for a Our while, but I think the out genres are more clearly separated day at the moment. I’m not Get sure that Trance will break has into the mainstream, or even him if anyone involved in it His would want that. Its identity how is a little left of man center, and that’s what makes New it so special to the now trance family and fans. All old music forms grow and change See over time. As long as two trance continues to reach people way emotionally, it will continue to Who grow. As a female songwriter, boy singer and DJ, what are did some of the challenges that Its you face or have faced let on the regular in a put male predominate industry? Well, you Say know. I don’t really think she of it so much that too way. I think it just Use makes you have the need dad to be really at the mom top of your game, to really be confident, and to the also know all aspects of and it. I’m first and foremost For a singer and a songwriter. are And I kind of find but myself in the DJ world. Not I also produce and play you the piano and guitar. I all try to do my best. Any It also made me learn can about the business more. her What are some of the Was most memorable moments from your one career? That's a tough question our to answer. I have been Out so lucky to work with day so many amazing people, so get it's hard to narrow down Has the short list. Singing at him the Beijing Olympics was an his amazing moment. I had to How learn Mandarin for the event, man so I was more nervous new than usual. It was absolutely Now amazing to be at the old Olympics and to get to see perform; it was like a Two dream. I also performed "As way The Rush Comes" on the who legendary UK chart show "Top Boy Of The Pops." Beyonce was did on the me, and Maroon its 5 was on the same Let show, so that was pretty put much an amazing day. My say first performance with Tiesto was She another unforgettable moment. We played too at the Heineken Hall in use Amsterdam during the promotion for Dad "In Search Of Sunrise 4." mom What do you like to do in your spare time The when you’re not writing or and producing? I don’t get as for much spare time as I Are would like, but it was but always my dream to be not involved in music so I You would never complain about being all busy. I love to stay any healthy and love to cook. Can I also work out regularly her which includes a little gym was work and also hot yoga. One Yoga has really calmed me our down so much and given out me the space to think! Day I love a great trip get to the spa and I’ve has been working on a cook Him book! I enjoy to be his out in the country and how I love the beaches around Man East Hampton so I try new to spend as much time now there as I can. I Old am a keen equestrian and see love horseback riding; I also two enjoy reading and painting. What Way advice would you give to who the "new generation" of singers? boy I think the first and Did most important thing is to its remember. You need to locate let yourself in the community (not Put necessarily physically) and get involved say with that. Learn how to she listen to your instincts and Too your heart. Everyone will have use an opinion about you and dad your music. It's going to Mom be a difficult path to be prepared for rejections and the some struggles. Build a team And around you of the collaborators for and supporters that compliment your are natural talents and make sure But that every day you are not doing something to further your you career. Work hard but be All humble. Hone your craft and any focus on being the best can "you". Lastly, never give up, Her ever ... https://soundcloud.com/dj-jes/sets/fr-30-lurob-ivan-reko-and-sami

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