21 QUESTIONS: HOUSE DJ/PRODUCER JESSE ROSE

By NINA TABIOS
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The terminology and culture associated with “house music” has grown so expansive over the years, that very few relay the genre back to what it originally was in the 90s, and there are even fewer that stick to that regard. Jesse Rose, thankfully, is not of the former, but of the latter. The British-by-way-of-Los Angeles DJ/producer garners a discography of his unique blend of Chicago house and early Detroit techno, paying homage to house music’s glory days in warehouses and underground clubs. We caught up with the house guru to (briefly) pick his brain right before he released 12 tracks that are up for grabs for the freesies on his Facebook today. Check the Q&A and stream the tracks below.

1. So, what’s up?

Just got back from Mexico playing at BPM Festival which was great. Spending a few days home in LA while getting ready to go on tour in Australia next week.

2. Can we get you something to drink?
Normally a few shots of tequila and a vodka soda but this week i’ll just take water please.

3. What are you wearing?
Always have a different pair of Nike’s on my feet, a pair of Paul Smith jeans and a black pocketed American Apparel tee.

4. Are you interested in anyone right now?
I guess when you’re not interested in anyone your life is pretty boring right.

5. Do anything last night?
Was thinking about someone, doing a remix for playmode, while trying to finish some email interviews.
6. How late did you stay up?
Til about 4am

7. Meals or snacks?
Meals and snacks, I love food!
8. If life could resemble any soundtrack…
La Haine – both the movie and the soundtrack remind me of where I grew up in London, even though it was shot in the outskirts of Paris.

9. The fashion moment you most regret…
Everything from the age of 11-16.

10. Who would you invite to your fantasy dinner party?
Spike Jonze, Marvin Gaye, Scarlett Johansson’s voice, Jamie Oliver (he could cook), Paulo Coehlo, Jhene Aiko, Woody Allen, this list could go on for days.. I’d probs have to hire a bigger house for the night.

11. What’s your best dance move?
the Flat Eric head nod – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmsbP13xu6k

12. Who’s your biggest fan?
Probs my mum. Otherwise there is a guy in Italy who changed his whole internet profile to have my name and picture, was a bit scary.

13. You kissed a girl and liked it?
Yeah and?

14. Who would you hire to write your theme song?
Roy Ayers & Leon Ware. I can hear it now.

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15. Ever sit down in the shower?
There is a great wooden seat built in to my shower but i’ve never sat in it. I’m too busy dancing.

16. Last three Google searches…
Scarlett Johansson’s voice, Scarlett Johansson’s voice, Scarlett Johansson’s voice

17. Are you listening to music right now?
Nope, enjoying the silence.

18. Will you text the person you like today?
Yep, already done so a few times.

19. If we gave you $50, what would you buy?
Probs give it away to the homeless guy who chills at my local gas station and maybe karma will hit me with a cheeky $100.

20. What are you doing later?
Getting older

21. Can we come?
Why not?

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