This post comes to us by the “North Woods Shaolin” himself, DJ Jes One. Originally from the northern suburbs of Chicago but now based in Mellen Wisconsin, Jes One has been in the House scene now for over 20 years. With humble beginnings in 1989, Jes One has spun at Nightclubs, festivals, and raves all over the U.S. and has appeared on various underground and commercial radio mix shows during that time. He was also owner of the “Groove Shop” record store in Rockford Illinois but has since moved on to the "Groove Shop North" in Mellen Wisconsin. Jes One was so well known for his style of turntablism by layering vocals over House, Techno tracks and scratching that he was featured in ad campaigns for Shure record needles around the time this set was recorded. Along with DJing, Jes One has also released tracks alongside such artists as Frankie Bones, Josh The Funky 1, Alex Peace, Paul Anthony, and Woody McBride to name a few and countless mix cds. Since his move, Jes One has been involved with “First Mellen Group” organizing events and club nights for the past few years around Wisconsin
This set was recorded at during Shure’s “Future sound of Chicago” event at the now closed “Red No. 5” club in Chicago. I had just met Jes One a few weeks prior to recording this set at a time when I was jumping from club to club recording shows. Jes One had told me about this show and that he wanted me to come out and record the night. Shure had done a few “Future sound of” shows at a few different clubs that show cased up and coming artists and let then take control of the night with them all being the headliner. This mix displays the true skill of Jes One’s mixing with great presence and flow by going from grooving house and vocal cuts to banging Tech-House. Be sure to click on his link under the artist’s links area to get more info on what he’s got going on and when you can catch him live in a city near you.
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