By age 16, her first vocal recordings were as a reference vocalist, and also worked as a backup singer for several major recording labels. In 2001, while working at a recording studio in LA, Jes met Mike Olson, and the two formed Guardians of the Earth, which was successful on MP3.com, with songs like Star Children and One Moon Circling. Star Children was included on Paul van Dyk’s 2001 Ministry of Sound compilation called The Politics of Dancing. Jes has also collaborated with DJs like D:Fuse, Deepsky and Solar Stone, producing tracks like Living The Dream, Ghost, and Like A Waterfall (Solarstone w/JES), which appears on internationally acclaimed DJ Tiësto’s In Search of Sunrise 4. She has appeared alongside Tiësto on select dates during his Tiësto In Concert Tour. Her most well known work to date is her collaboration with Josh Gabriel and Dave Dresden (of Gabriel & Dresden) that formed the group Motorcycle.
Motorcycle's 2003 hit As the Rush Comes was a number one single on Billboard's Hot Dance Airplay chart in 2004, where it would also become the first year-end number one Dance Airplay track that same year. As the Rush Comes gave Jes international exposure, which then allowed her to perform in larger venues and festivals like Bacardi Festival (Lebanon), Fresh (Malta), World Electronic Music Festival (Toronto), Escape In The Park (Wales), Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena and Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Denver). In 2006, the song Ghost was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording. Jes is currently working on her solo album called Disconnect with producers Steve Sidelnyk and Sean Spuehler, which is set for release by Tiësto’s Black Hole Recordings in may 2007. More information can be found on her official site: planetjes.com Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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