This Thursday (2/28) marks the start of our new GDD monthly happening in San Francisco called Barbary Coast. After a succesfully preview party last fall, we kick into 2013 with UK house mogul Jesse Rose, bringing his internationally seasoned craft of club music to the intimate space of Harlot nightclub.
To get ready for this week’s show, we sat down for a quick interview with the man himself, catching up on his DJ travels, music production, being a label boss, and what we can expect @ the show…
INTERVIEW + FREE DOWNLOAD + EVENT SPECIAL DEAL (after the jump)
GDD: Jesse! We are privileged and excited to have you play our new monthly event in San Francisco Barbary Coast this Thursday @ Harlot. When was the last time you were in SF?
JR: Thank you, it’s always a privilege for to come and play SF, from the first time I came to San Francisco to play Dirtybird’s party in the park about 7 years ago to the back to back sessions i’ve been doing recently with Oliver $ it’s always been a great vibe.
GDD: You are jack of all trades when it comes to producing, DJing, and running multiple record labels. How do you balance your time to do everything while performing on tour?
JR: Where there’s a will, there’s a way… touring is more focussed on playing and traveling then when I get home it’s alls bout producing, running the labels and the Made For The Night tours we do in Europe. Although I often do sessions with Henrik Schwarz in berlin, I really try to rest a bit between shows if I can.
GDD: Running 4 different music labels (Made To Play, Play It Down, Made For The Night, Dubsided), what is distinct about each of them? And what is the importance of “12×12″?
JR: I actually now just put my energy into Play It Down, and we do a couple of releases a year on Made To Play. Dubsided is Switch’s label but I give him a hand every now and again. Made For The Night mostly just does compilations to support the tours and i still have a lil techno label called Frontroom I started 12 years ago incase I hear something that does’t fit on the other labels…
12×12 is a new way for me to release an album but instead of 12 records it might be 35. we’ll release a new track every month this year on the 12th of the month. it;’s all dance floor stuff so it felt like releasing this way made more sense… we’ll see… so far the reactions have been really touching. so much love, i’m very thankful.
GDD: Deeper house styles and the growth spurt of what Dave Spoon is calling “NU-K Garage” is breaking through in a big way (Shadow Child, Disclosure, Hot Since 82, dirtybird crew, etc) …where do you see this genre trend heading in 2013? Who else should we look out for and who you are supporting?
JR: I don’t really think about trends, just the music I like. Trends come and go but good records last forever. So many great new producers but oliver $ has been having a great year after nearly a decade of work. Axel Boman is also boss. Prince Club been doing some great jams, we’ve got another coming from them and Rick Rude on Play It Down this week.
GDD: You’re performing at this week is called Harlot in SF, an upscale yet dark 300 capacity club/venue… what do you like about playing in more intimate venues? Is there a shift in your music selection vs. big rooms? What can we expect to hear?
JR: I honestly like all different types of shows it’s what makes touring fun. I played a festival on New Years Day in Sydney to 30,000 people and then played an after show for 300 people, both were great fun. I never know what I’m going to play until that night. DJing is about the vibe, to curate what you are playing before the show seems a bit fake to me. Lets vibe.
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