JES releases new album “Unleash The Beat”
She possesses an angel’s voice but her command of emotions is purely carnal. JES, the self-proclaimed “Queen of Rocktronica” releases her highly anticipated 4th studio album, “Unleash The Beat”. Named after the single from her previous album “High Glow”, “Unleash The Beat” is a continuously mixed album, containing previously unreleased remixes alongside brand-new tunes. The album comes with an online remix package and contest for the title track.
New songs on the album include “Can’t Stop” with Ronski Speed; “Before You Go” with Andy Duguid; and JES’ own, “Back To You.” The David Silcox extended remix of JES’ “Fascination” is absolutely the sound of now and is perhaps the strongest track on this album, replete with a twist of dubstep to satisfy the hungry masses.
Spanking-new remixes also grace the album, including Kaskade’s club remix of JES’ “Imagination,” a Billboard #1 dance radio hit; Twisteddisko’s remix of Allure ft JES’ “Show Me The Way,” a surefire summer anthem; Gabriel & Dresden’s remix of “Around You,” a frenetic dancefloor sizzler; and Coco Channel’s remix of JES’ “Deep Breath Love,” a track that puts JES’ scorching vocals front-and-center. “Unleash The Beat” also spotlights JES’ previously released gems in a single treasure trove, including “The Light In Things” from BT’s Grammy® nominated album “These Hopeful Machines”; “Everything” from Tiësto’s Grammy® nominated “Elements Of Life” studio album; and “High Glow,” the title track of JES’ 2010 studio album.
Born Jes Brieden, JES was affectionately dubbed “the voice of Tiësto” for her work on his “Elements Of Life” album and subsequent world tour. A New York native, JES’ songs have led numerous radio and club charts. Her voice is instantly recognizable from the chart-topping pop hit, “As The Rush Comes,” as Motorcycle with Gabriel & Dresden. That hit song was named Billboard Magazine’s “#4 most played dance song of the decade” from Billboard’s 2000-2010 charts, no small feat considering the endless output of faceless electronica. JES has collaborated with the world’s leading DJs and producers, including Tiësto, BT, Armin van Buuren, Gabriel & Dresden, Richard Durand and others. She is sought-after not only for her magical voice, but for her command of audiences when performing live. Multi-national corporations have taken notice, and JES has composed original music for Coca-Cola and performed live during the 2008 Beijing Olympics. JES is a darling of the international entertainment press, having appeared on the UK’s “Top Of The Pops” TV program in 2004 alongside Beyoncé and Maroon 5.
As a bonus, Unleash The Beat comes with an online remix contest of the title track. All stems of the original version have been open-sourced to the public for remixing on http://unleashthebeat.com The winning remix will be released on a forthcoming E.P. from Black Hole Recordings.The CD is available at Fine Night and Amazon.
As JES embarks on an explosive new year, the artist releases “Awaken,” the third single from her album, High Glow, which entered the Billboard Electronic Albums Chart in 2010. The video for the guitar driven and rhythmic life-affirming song was directed partially underwater and across desert landscapes disappearing into vibrant blue skies at Anza-Borrego State Park in California. The single “Awaken,” released by Black Hole Recordings & Ultra Records USA, and video will premiere worldwide on Jan. 31, 2011. The tight underground remix package will include Inpetto, Thomas Gold, Ronski Speed, Coco Channel, Ron Reeser, and Dan Saenz.
“Awaken” follows JES’ recent hit singles “Imagination,” “Lovesong” and “Closer.” “Lovesong,” rapidly grabbed mainstream success with the #1 spot on Clear Channel’s iHeart Radio NEW Discover and Uncover Hit Chart for 15 weeks straight and the ‘rocktronica’ styled video was featured on MTV’s Logo NewNowNext Poplab in May. JES is also being recognized for her artistry in the music industry with her participation, including lyrics and vocals, on BT’s album, These Hopeful Machines. BT’s album, featuring work by JES is currently nominated for a GRAMMY Award. Her haunting collaboration with BT on the song “Every Other Way,” reached international cult status with a stellar remix from the worlds #1 DJ Armin Van Buuren.
JES continues to reach fans with breathtaking shows headlining arenas and clubs from her native US to Egypt and China for global brands such as: Gatecrasher, Godskitchen and Ministry of Sound.
With a feature in the recent issue of Elle magazine, her music in ELLE’s web series “Dirty Little Secret” and completing the famed Honolulu Marathon, helping to raise more than $600,000 with her team for the L.A. based charity APLA, JES is bringing her music to an even wider pop-culture audience. This year she will continue to break boundaries as she plays live DJ set shows and begins touring with the JES Band.
Awaken Video Credits:
Record Label: Black Hole Recordings
Production House: Planetjes Inc & In Ohm Entertainment
Post House: Argyle Post & WOW Factory
Executive Producer: Arny Bink & Tom Fritze
Director: Katheryne KTEE Thomas & JES
Producer- Katheryne KTEE Thomas
Director of Photography: Irfan Merchant
Additional Underwater Camera: Katheryne KTEE Thomas
Additional Desert Camera: Katheryne KTEE Thomas & Jane Lawalata
Line Producer: Kris Pyland
Associate Producer: Jane Lawalata
Art Direction/Styling: Kendrick Osorio
Desert Makeup: Roshar Sandage
Desert Hair: Tony Vin
Water Makeup/Hair: Amanda Thomas
Styling/Wardrobe Assistant: Jeremy Waters
Editor/VFX: John Young
Additional Editing: Katheryne KTEE Thomas
Gaffer: PJ Severtson
Grip: Matt Burkee
PA: Ronnie Nasino
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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