Prolific House Music Man Jesse Rose Announces Retirement, Final Album & Tour

Jimmy Mould
Jesse Rose

After more than 20 years as one of house music's funkiest head masters, British-born and L.A.-based DJ and producer Jesse Rose has decided to bow out of the game.

“I can honestly say I feel blessed to have been a part of this scene,” Rose writes on Facebook. “I will always love DJing and making music but there comes a time when your body doesn’t enjoy it as much as your mind.”

Rose packed a lot into his career. He started making music at the age of 14, and now, he celebrates more than 100 originals and 100 remixes under his belt. Switch actually taught him the ins and outs of production, and he's revered for helping evolve the house music formula, laying the foundation for many of today's funky tech-house brethren.

He's been tapped for some rather huge reworks for Bob Marley, Kevin Saunderson and Armand Van Helden, among many others. He founded tastemaker labels Play It Down, Made for the Night, Made to Play and Front Room. He's held down residencies at some of the world's leading clubs, including Berlin's Panorama Bar, Paris' The Social Club, L.A.'s The Avalon and more.

He's had nine aliases, some of them collaborative including Black Rose with Henrik Schwartz. His list of collaborative projects include guests from Hot Chip to Photek, T.E.E.D., Underworld and more. Most recently, he contributed to the massive #SaveFabric compilation, and he's about to release a new LP titled Alright, Mate -- though, unfortunately for fans, it will be his last.

“As hard as it is to say goodbye,” his post continues, “I'm really excited to release this album and then get to meet up with a massive bunch of my friends, collaborators and heroes on the final tour. I hope to be as supportive to the next generation as mine was to me.”

Read his full Facebook post below.


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