Born and bred in New York, JES started singing and writing songs from a very early age. Her first professional recordings were made at the tender age of 14 after answering an ad in “The Village Voice”. JES tirelessly developed her craft through the years that followed working with New York’s elite producers. Her reputation as an undiscovered talent grew quickly but her first breakthrough wouldn’t come until after she relocated from New York to California.
Befriending and working with DJ’s and producers from the developing electronic music scene JES found a new channel for her songwriting and performing. Her first song in the electronic genre won the support of Paul Van Dyk and was included it on his renowned “Politics Of Dancing” mix compilation. This opened the door to a flood of collaboration requests from within the dance community. Shortly after her first release JES wrote and recorded “As The Rush Comes” with underground bay area DJ’s Gabriel & Dresden (forming the band Motorcycle). The song helped to redefine the landscape of modern dance music reaching #1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Airplay chart where it would also become the first year-end number one dance airplay track that same year spending 45 weeks on the chart. It also became a trans-Atlantic hit, peaking at number eleven in the United Kingdom and the top 10 of several other European countries. JES’ soulful voice and edgy autobiographical writing was a refreshing departure for the electronic music world and proved the key ingredient in the song’s genre blurring sound. After meeting Tiesto backstage during a tour of the United Kingdom the world #1 DJ personally signed JES to his labelMagik Muzik.
Four solo artist albums followed and JES collaborated as a singer and songwriter with a who’s who of the worlds most prominent DJ’s including Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren, Paul Oakenfold, Above & Beyond, ATB, Kaskade, BT, Richard Durand, Cosmic Gate, and Roger Shah. JES has collected awards from the prestigiousInternational Dance Music Awards at Miami’s WMC, The International Songwriting Competition (‘08’ 09 and ‘10) and topped Billboard’s “Most Played Dance Songs of the Decade” chart (2000-2010). Her tours have touched the shores of 6 continents with landmark shows at international events such as theBeijing Olympics and she has received two Grammy nominations. JES’ weekly radio show and mix compilation franchise “Unleash The Beat” has grown to reach over 80 stations worldwide in just 2 short years and resulted in over 5 album releases. Her unmistakable voice and touching songs have earned her an ever-growing legion of devoted fans worldwide.
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ABOUT AUSTIN LEEDS:
Austin Leeds is that kind of modest musical genius who doesn’t mention his amazing body of work or long, successful career when you first meet him. Instead he’ll drag you into his studio to get your opinion on his next track, always striving to innovate. And with the huge number of quality tunes he churns out, you could be in there for a while.
Austin first rose to prominence with a string of hits on John Digweed’s Bedrock label in 2000, and quickly started seeing his music everywhere. It wasn’t long before Leeds’ music had found a honored spot in the record bags of all the DJ heavyweights like Sasha , Victor Calderone , Danny Tenaglia, Erick Morillo, Tiesto , Deep Dish, John Digweed, Sander Kleinenberg, Paul Van Dyk, andArmin Van Burren just to name a few. In one year alone, Austin had five tracks played on Pete Tong’s BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix by the likes of Deep Dish, Murk, Sharam, Armin Van Burren, and Seb Fontaine.
His prowess in the studio has not only resonated with fans and some of the best labels in the land, but also caught the attention of some of the biggest artists in electronic music. The list of collaborations reads like a who’s who in the dance music scene and credits him working alongside such artists as Paul Van Dyk, Avicii, DJ Chus, Ivan Gough (TV Rock), Rene Amesz, Matthew Dekay, Mac Zimms, Redhead Roman, and Markus Schulz.
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ABOUT REDHEAD ROMAN:
Redhead Roman was born in 1992 and is a Producer, DJ, and sound-designer from Czech Republic. He is also the founder and main producer of a well-known sound-design company W. A. Production.
In 2012, under the older nickname ChesTTer, Roman worked with a Czech agency called Fragola Republic. Through this relationship Roman played in many clubs and festivals across the Czech Republic. After a year Roman decided to leave Fragola and concentrate more on music production.
Roman is now working on some amazing tracks with Austin as well as bringing new and the freshest products, music, and services via W. A. Production to producers around the world.
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