Jess Van Ness (JVN) is a rising artist in the underground electronic music scene and achieved #1 Local Artist (#3 Regional) on Reverb Nation. Since JVN started as a Trance Dj back in 1999, has expanded his musical capabilities over time playing genres such as Tech House, Melodic Techno, Progressive, Breaks, Tribal, Deep House, Afro House, Minimal & Electro to name a few. Jess likes to paint stories with music and take listeners on an emotional journey with ever changing sonic textures. Much of JVN’s music is on the darker end of the spectrum with global sounds, deep grooves, heavy percussion and progressive melodies that are heavily influenced by the underground.
Some of Jess’ musical influences are:
Dj’s: John Kelley, Brian Seed, Dj Dean (Tunnel), Carl Cox, Taylor, B. Twist, Cor Fijneman, Armin van Buuren, Eddie Halliwell,
Producers: Push (aka M.I.K.E), Oliver Lieb (aka LSG), Transa, Hybrid, Boris Brejcha, Mark Marzenit, DAVI, Worakls, Robert Miles, David Morales
Labels: Moonshine, Bonzai, Discover, Bedrock, Mystique Music, Green Marian, Frisky, Reset Records, Dirty Bird
Electronic Acts: The Prodigy, Depeche Mode, Trentemoller, Radiohead, Moby, LCD Soundsystem, Gary Numan, Nine Inch Nails, Assemblage 23, VNV Nation, Mindless Self Indulgence
Jess also has a few experimental side/future projects; Decibel System (Music Production), Sue Da Fed (Hardcore/Hardstyle Dj), Transit (Trance & Electrofusion Radio) so be sure to check those out. If you’re an independent artist and want share your music, please message us.
For information on upcoming shows, check Reverb Nation: https://www.reverbnation.com/jessvanness
A note from Jess:
“I remember when I was first bit by the electronica bug at age 4. Hearing Giorgio Moroder’s “The Chase” from Midnight Express. That song stuck with me for years! Over time, I listen to a lot of early electronic influenced bands such as Depeche Mode early Ministry but it wasn’t until 1992 when I heard The Prodigy’s “The Experience” album while living in Germany that I found that feeling again. Sadly, I moved back to the states shortly after where they were behind the times on electronic music and had to search for this amazing music. It took a few years but I finally found the underground raves scene in the mid 90’s and the rest has been history.” – Jess Van Ness