Jesse Perez is a larger than life character who doesn’t like to reveal too much about himself. Instead his big personality shines through in his music. Whether he was actually conceived in a motel in Little Havana, we do not know. Was his dad a pimp who was ten years younger than him? Probably not. But these are the stories he puts out there.
Looking to his music gives more clues about his passions, at least: it is big stuff that is always characterized by a massive serving of bass. No doubt influenced by the bass music of his Miami homeland, he is very much part of a fresh and exciting crew of producers making bootylicious house music with ghetto rawness, percolating percussions and firing vocals that always send crowds wild.
His latest effort Fake on his own Mr Nice Guy Records is a big rubber banger with rapped vocals, dirty drums and the sort of attitude that will have dancers in raptures. Before now he has released on essential labels like Hot Creations, I’m A House Gangster, BPitch Control and Eats Everything’s Edible and his music always has a tongue in cheek charm and real sense of humor. It swings and is funky, touches on hip house and often comes stuffed with skewed synths that never fail to make their mark.
Certainly one of the most prominent artists in the game right now, his bump and grind sounds are in demand all over the world, and for good reason.