With hundreds of thousands of fans all over the globe, it is no surprise that the DJ world has offered such vast interest in the musical talent of Djessa (pronounced 'dee jessa').
dJessa hosts a podcast, which publicly celebrate her unique sound and talent. The internationally acclaimed podcast ‘Dance & Trance with dJessa’ is broadcast to tens of thousands of fans every month through dJessa’s PRO SoundCloud account and various radio residencies all over the world. Her podcast has become an international sensation and has even resulted in dJessa's ranking as the #1 FEMALE MASH UP DJ IN THE WORLD. The musical phenomenon now travels the globe spreading her unique mashup-DJ-style of Progressive Trance and Progressive House to thousands of hundreds of thousands of fans with her infamous high energy live shows.
She has extensive experience with DJing, now claiming eight years of experience in this field. Jessa goes by the stage name of ‘dJessa,’ emphasizing her continued connection to DJing and her belief that it is the key factor when determining an artist's competency when regarding the art of sound.
2010 is projected to be a climactic time for the international superstar as she prepares for 3 tours around the globe , a charity campaign that aims to promote trance music to kids, and; last but not least, the international launch of Jessa Carri’s new breakthrough record label Electric Love Records. The Dance Music world will inevitably stay hard pressed to the updates of this rare talent as she is clearly a name that will never cease to amaze.
Jessa Carrie’s fascination with music began early in her life. She began piano at the age of five and became a skilled clarinet player by the age of twelve. She played the xylophone in middle school, as part of a nationally acclaimed drum line in the United States. Jessa still plays piano as a hobby at an advanced level and is a dedicated student to the ‘Suzuki’ method, also referred to as ‘Talent Education.’ The Suzuki method has no materials for the teaching of ‘reading’ music. Students are expected to retain every piece of music ever learned, in order to raise technical and musical ability. Suzuki also encourages students to take part in frequent public performance, so that performing feels natural and enjoyable beginning early on in life. Jessa attributes her musical ability and performance strength to the Suzuki method, which she has studied for the majority of her life. It is her belief that the Suzuki emphasis on ‘listening to’ versus ‘reading’ music is the key factor in her development as a professional Mash Up DJ and her particular talent in ‘hearing’ combinations before they are actualized. This extensive practice has developed a rare form of DJ that is particularly blessed in her ability to combine several songs at a time (a skill she claims now feels as natural as breathing).
In 2001, Jessa began an internship at Spin City Productions in the Washington D.C. area and soon fell in love with the musical art of DJing. She followed her internship by pursuing an active DJ position through Spin City, when she was only fifteen years old. She has continued to DJ throughout high school and college, now claiming eight years of experience in this field. Jessa goes by the stage name of ‘dJessa,’ emphasizing her continued connection to DJing. She has performed at every major hot spot in the USA capital and was even lucky enough to perform at the legendary club ‘Nation,’ before it was closed down in 2006. Regardless of the club’s unfortunate end, Jessa’s career was only beginning and she carried the largely gay audience in frequent attendance at the notorious hot spot along with her. She is somewhat of a ‘household’ name in the gay community in DC, which has taken a particular liking to her sound.
A passion for Music Production soon grew from Jessa’s love of DJing. With her first purchase of Music Production software, Reason 4, she quickly became an Electronica Music Production convert. Her weekly podcast ‘Dance & Trance with dJessa,’ offers her fans the most up-to-date remixes, re-works, and mash-ups created by dJessa herself. Every song on the podcast is deemed to be altered by the young talent in one of the aforementioned ways. Jessa has also made several original tracks, which can be found on her debut album, “Dance & Trance with dJessa,” to be released in 2010. Currently, she uses a combination of Ableton Live 9, Propellerhead’s Reason 4, and Logic Pro to produce various forms of Electronica music; however, her preference and focus is on the Progressive House & Trance genres of music. Jessa even designed an independent major in Electronica Music Production in college and is set to graduate this year (2009).
Through work with music professionals in her pursuit of Electronica Music Production, Jessa explored singing and was delighted and thoroughly astounded to discover that she had a voice ‘made’ for Electronica music. As of now, Jessa has been featured on a few vocal tracks, the most recent being “Sincerely,” a track produced by AxisONE and remixed by Sonaris. The track remained #1 on iDJ for a consecutive 4 months straight. In terms of sales, ‘Sincerely’ hit #7 on Juno’s Trance Bestsellers. The buzz soon followed as radio stations around the world began playing the track. ‘Sincerely’ was even the track of the week for a month straight on one radio show in Egypt.
With her professional skills learned through her studies and years in the industry, dJessa decided to host a podcast that could publicly celebrate her unique sound and talent. The internationally acclaimed podcast ‘Dance & Trance with dJessa’ was the notorious result. Dance & Trance is broadcast to tens of thousands of fans every month through iTunes, dJessa’s PRO SoundCloud account, and various radio residencies all over the world. The musical phenomenon now travels the globe spreading her unique mashup-DJ-style of Progressive Trance and Progressive House to thousands of fans with her legendary high energy live shows.
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