QUEEN OF ROCKTRONICA, JES ANNOUNCES “CLOSER” AS SECOND SINGLE FROM CHART TOPPING ALBUM, HIGH GLOW TO BE RELEASED AUGUST 2
JES, riding high on her current success as the No. 1 artist to watch on Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio, announces the August 2, 2010 release of her second single “Closer” from her critically acclaimed sophomore album High Glow.
“Closer” is a journey into an unforgettable sonic photograph – fusing pop, futuristic electro-dance rhythms and riffs with JES’ uniquely touching vocal performance. The new single brings all fans one step “Closer” together as the song features a universal allure.
The brand new track exhibits strong mainstream crossover appeal and has already created a swarm of remixes. “Closer” features a stellar supporting lineup with many of the hottest remix talent policing the beats. Bimbo Jones takes the floor on a dreamy electro-house journey to the heart of JES’ ethereal vocals, as the Coco Channel’s Klub Edit grooves its way through “Closer” with plenty of breathy JES vocal treatment.
Jim Jacobsen pares down “Closer” to an introspective, minimal sound with soul-tingling touches of dub and Twisted Disko takes a sassy midnight trip through “Closer” morphing vocals and melody into a sonic Picasso. Josh Harris’ lush remix is a harmonic summer sunset laced with danceable builds & breaks. Newcomers, Marc Lime & K Bastian’s synthy affair evokes a swanky eighties dance floor with its fierce melody. Loverush UK!’s production and JES’ vocals combine in a rare and passionate embrace that you don’t ever want to end, while Kris O’Neil’s remix is the deepest and bassists of the bunch with flashy drums and huge vocal drops.
With the heartfelt electro-dance pop anthem, “Closer’ the Queen of Rocktronica continues to shine more brightly than ever. High Glow‘s huge success builds upon JES’ 2007 debut Disconnect that spawned the Top 20 Billboard Dance Radio hits, “Ghost” and “Heaven,” as well as the monster Billboard No. 1 Dance Radio Hit “Imagination.” JES is no stranger to creating impressive statistics having been responsible for the AOL Dance Radio #10 airplay hit of the year in 2009 for “My Love” and the 4th most popular dance track of the entire last decade with her legendary dance anthem “As the Rush Comes” with Motorcycle.
The new single “Closer” will be available worldwide starting August 2nd including online at iTunes, Amazon.com. UltraRecords.com, BlackHolerecordings.com, and select retail outlets worldwide. JES will promote “Closer” throughout the summer across North America, featuring shows at RedRocks Amphitheatre, Palms Casino Resort inside Rain, Las Vegas and an appearance at the famed Calgary Stampede and Rodeo, in Canada. Other tour highlights include Club Obama in Shanghai China adding to an already dizzying performance schedule that has allowed her to wow audiences across the globe.
For more details please visit www.planetjes.com.
This Saturday, JES will be at Borderline Music in Chicago promoting her new album “High Glow”.
Don’t miss your chance to meet this hit artist and get your copy of “High Glow” signed!
WHEN: Saturday March 20th @ 4PM
WHERE: Borderline Music
3333 N. Broadway, Chicago, 60657
JES, the chart-topping and award-winning artist releases her highly anticipated third album, High Glow today March 15, 2010 with Black Hole Recordings and Ultra Records. The voice for countless superstar dance producers, she’s propelled hit songs with Tiësto, Armin Van Buuren, BT, Gabriel & Dresden and more. JES has topped numerous charts worldwide and earned two honors on Billboards famed Decade End Charts including the #4 Hot Dance Airplay song of the decade. The latest chapter in this American pioneer’s sonic adventures with her newest release will shatter all preconceptions of where EDM starts and stops.
The new album, High Glow goes beyond JES’ EDM fan base by combining her song writing and performances into a wider range of styles. She stretches her talents over electronic sounds to combine her favorite elements of contemporary pop and rock music. The album 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.
High Glow opens with the modern classic, “Awaken.” The song 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 up-tempo 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.
JES’ 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). 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 around the globe, seen her collaborate with the most prestigious DJ’s in the world and taken her to the top of many music charts.
One of her first song 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 accolades including the International Dance Music Award at the world famous Winter Music Conference (WMC). “As The Rush Comes” was the #4 most played dance song of the decade on Billboards 2000-2010 charts.
JES’ unbelievable talent for communication is evident 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. JES captures the hearts and imagination of the audience with a whisper of her sultry, deeply sexy voice. JES’ intense personal energy reaches out to each and every fan, creating the feeling instantly of 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 world. 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 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 AOL?s year end dance genre chart and top spots on the adult and hit genre on Clear Channel?s I-heart Radio. Along with her own upcoming album release JES has still found time to collaborate with Electronica genius BT appearing on two tracks “Every Other Way” and “The Light In Things” for his new album These Hopeful Machines (Black Hole/Nettwerk).
HIGH GLOW TRACKLISTING:
*Released March 15th 2010, on Black Hole Recordings and Ultra Records
3. Such A Long Time
5. Half Way Gone
7. Do You Love Me
8. High Glow (4:15)
9. It’s Too Late
10. Where You Are
11. Same Mistake (3:58)
12. Medicine (3:43)
13. See Through
14. Unleash The Beat
15. All Night
Bonus Track. Years And Years
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Due to the underground success of the mighty vocal floor-rocket “My Love,” Blackhole Recording artist JES, has released three brand new remixes through her own Planetjes Digital label. Composed and Recorded by Airscape & JES, “My Love” is an enchanting summer anthem that dance music fans find irresistible. JES tapped the remixing duties of Dave Silcox, Joe Bermudez and Benjamin Bove for the new remix pack. These productions join the original remixes by Daniel Wanrooy, Mark Green, Josh Millstone, Niklas Harding, and Johan Gielen himself, that have been tearing up the dance floor all summer long. “My Love” has truly become this summers official love song. Originally released by Tunes For You, “My Love” acts as the advanced guard for the new Airscape album. Also, expect a new solo album “High Glow” from JES, out soon.
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