Some people won't be pinned down. Just when you think you got them comfortably pigeon-holed into one area of your music collection, they spin their creativity on its head and send your iTunes playlists into a frenzy of confusion. Is it EDM? Is it Rock? Is it Emo/Trance/Poptronica? How do you put all of that together and still come up with something that simply blows you away with every note... meet JES.
This chart-topping and award-winning New York native is the voice for countless Superstar Dance producers, she’s propelled hit songs with Tiësto, Armin Van Buuren, BT, Gabriel & Dresden, among many others. JES has topped numerous charts worldwide and has earned two honors on Billboards famed Decade End Charts including the #4 Dance Airplay song of the decade. Now JES will bring the weight of the world to a standstill with her 4th release, a new mix CD "Unleash the Beat" on Black Hole Recordings and Ultra Records. JES sure knows how to grab your attention. One of her first releases, the now legendary "As The Rush Comes" by Motorcycle, (A testament to both her songwriting and vocal abilities), quickly catapulted her into the global spotlight of the world's dance music scene going to #1 in countless countries and winning her several awards including the International Dance Music Award at the world famous WMC conference. “As The Rush Comes” ended up as the #4 most played dance song of the decade on Billboards 2000-2010 charts.
JESʼ first solo album DISCONNECT produced 3 hit singles “Ghost”, “Heaven” and the #1 chart hit "Imagination" -Billboard Dance Airplay wk of 1/19/09 (also posted on both Year End 2009 at #6 and Decade 2000-2010 charts at #46). Proving again she's always the exception and never the rule. JES has smashed the one hit wonder clause that claims most of dance music's acts, blowing up with an unprecedented solo career that has taken her to every continent on the face of the planet, seen her collaborate with the crème de la creme of the worlds DJ's and taken her to the top of any chart that matters.
Staying safely within the limited confines of the usual four on the floor dance sound would seem like the sensible career path for this songwriting powerhouse. But as her 2007 solo debut album "Disconnect" proved, JES knows how to break the rules for all the right reasons. The latest chapter in this American pioneer's sonic adventures will shatter all your preconceptions of where EDM starts and stops into tiny pieces.
In 2008 JES released her 2nd Album "Into The Dawn" the Hits disconnected showcasing yet another side to this multifaceted artist. A rare glimpse into the songs before they get into the DJ hands. This is a rare glimpse into the range and the roots of this singer songwriter, delivering a powerful and moving chill out album experience.
JES' 3rd album in 2010 "HIGH GLOW" opens with a modern classic. “Awaken” brings together stadium guitar riffs and anthemic synths placed over a rocked dance beat that drives one of the most infectious songs of the new millennium. "Closer" rises up with a punchy bass line and quirky melodic vocals. JES then flips the switch and drops a mid-tempo electro revolution with "Fame", her sensual vocals drifting over pulsating synth textures to an impressive angular electro pop hook. Twisted between the urban simplicity of "Halfway Gone" and the guitar laden beauty of the title ballad "High Glow" lays the first single "Lovesong", an uptempo tour de force of rock-tinged electronica. Unfolding around a truly breathtaking vocal, JES reinvents The Cure's 80's classic for a whole new generation. In the alt rock of "Do You Love Me" JES has all the angst and tension of a loaded gun. The Hip Hop influenced beats of "Where You Are” give way to an emo rock chorus that can't be forgotten. In "Unleash the Beat", synth rock drives relentlessly and "See Through" kicks and bucks like an electronic rodeo fiend. Reaching further into HIGH GLOW JES delivers stunning ballads like "All Night" and up-tempo genre bending electronica such as "Same Mistake", with equal measures of sincerity and a raw talent. JES is an artist that not only means it, but makes you fully feel and believe it with every breath. HIGH GLOW marks a bright transition for JES, elevating her to new heights of accessibility. This passionate collection of songs lives up to its title creating an ultimately uplifting feeling of hope and new beginnings that only a true shining star can bring.
2011 marked a new venture for JES as she released "UNLEASH THE BEAT," a full mix CD that showcases not only her vocal and songwriting abilities, but her mixing skills too. The 13 track non-stop CD fuses new collaborations with Andy Duguid and Ronski speed, top hits with Tiesto, BT, Richard Durand & Allure, new remixes by Kaskade, Gabriel & Dreseden, & Dave Silcox, and a soon to be JES classics ,"Back To You." This first single "Can't Stop," with Ronski Speed has already started making waves in the club circuit and is sure to be a pop/dance radio hit.
JES' unbelievable talent for communication is nowhere more evident than in her mesmerizing live shows. Holding the audience in the palm of her hand and protected only by her now infamous shield tattoo she breaks the barrier between the artist and audience, sometimes disappearing into the rows of adoring fans that try to pull her in. Where DJ's rely on strobe lights and deafening volumes, JES captures the hearts and imagination of the audience with a whisper of her sultry, deeply sexy voice. Whether in a dance arena, on acoustic guitar or playing festivals with her band, JES' intense personal energy reaches out to each and every fan, making you understand instantly what it means to feel loved.
JES' musical output is truly staggering. Starting with the cult track "Starchildren" with Guardians of the Earth to featured tracks on Paul Oakenfold’s "Creamfields" compilation, her discography features JES working with some of the biggest and brightest talent in the production worl. JES has been a regular lead artist on Superstar DJ Tiësto's best-selling "In Search of Sunrise" series and on the hit track “Everything” for his "Elements of Life" artist album. In 2008 she released a Chillout remix album "INTO THE DAWN" (Black Hole Recordings / Ultra Records) as the flipside to her “Disconnect” album. JES also generously supports the Dance 4 Life charity and donated the song "Lost In The Sound" for their 2008 fundraiser album.
Tour performances all over the world, for every major club brand and international TV shows including the highly prestigious UK Hits show "Top of The Pops" (alongside Beyonce and Maroon 5). From JES' integral role on Tiësto's record breaking Elements of Life Tour which earned her the fans title of "the voice of Tiësto", to a theme she wrote for Coca-Cola called “Be It All” and a series of concerts at the Beijing Olympics, JES has spread her message of diversity globally and across all genres.
Never one to stand still, JES started her own label Planetjes_Digital with the US release of “My Love,” an irresistible summer 2009 collaboration with Airscape that landed the #10 spot on AOLʼs year end dance genre chart and top spots on the adult and hit genre on Clear Channelʼs I-heart Radio. Look for new releases coming from this imprint soon.
Along with her own upcoming 2012 release, including the current single "It's Too Late," JES has found time to collaborate with Electronica genius BT appearing on two tracks on “Every Other Way” and “The Light In Things” for his 2011 Grammy Nominated album "These Hopeful Machines" (Black Hole / Nettwerk), "Flying Blind" with Cosmic Gate off their "Wake Your Mind" album, "Turn It Around" with Robbie Rivera for his "Dance or Die" EP Series and "In Your Eyes" with Ferry Corsten for his upcoming studio album WKND.
We’d once again like to say meet JES... But we’re guessing you already have.