He calls himself a very lucky man, but we think it’s talent that got him where he is today — which could actually be anywhere in the world right now. Ladies and gentlemen, the DJ, producer and label-boss Jesse Rose will be making his way back to Miami this Friday at Treehouse. Rose has spent the last 20 years engulfed in house music, and we recently caught up with him find out more about Made for the Night and his career. Here’s what he had to say:
Made for the Night began as a compilation series, then as club residencies worldwide, and now there is even a short documentary. How do you feel about the immense success Made for the Night has gained?
It’s been such an amazing progress and more importantly, I am super lucky that I get to choose my favorite DJs to play my favorite clubs around the world like Watergate in Berlin, Social Club in Paris and Womb in Tokyo. The compilation series again is great because I get to work with artists I love. No matter how big or small they are, I always look forward to hearing what they do.
Check out the documentary below. We were impressed!
I really like the idea behind Made for the Night. You want to include rookies as well as veterans, whether they are artists that are on your label or not. Oliver $, Cajmere and Flying Lotus are just a few of the artists you would like to book. How does the audience seem to respond to your diverse lineups?
To be honest, so far every night has sold out, so I guess it’s going well. I’ve been in this scene for quite some time now, so it puts all the pieces of what I do together, artists I grew up on and DJs I heard while traveling the world. The next step is bringing it to the states.
So far you are the only one who has come out with a MFTN compilation and short documentary. What does MFTN have in store for us?
As we are only going to do a maximum of three next year, I can only say the next one is Oliver $, the man who has been a resident on my labels Made to Play & Play it Down since the start. Last year, he finally smashed it and topped the Beatport and Resident Advisor charts, he’s an amazing DJ and really deserves the success.
In the past few years, it seems you’ve traveled everywhere between Indonesia, Austria and Japan. What was the most interesting or influential place you’ve played and why?
I feel like I’ve had a really special moment in every city at one point in the last ten years. I remember playing for Made in Miami during WMC at a club Downtown that now has changed its name three or four times since then, but it had an amazing outside area and I played as the sun came up in the morning. Just thinking about it makes my hairs go on end. It was a really special moment and in fact, also the moment I was asked to do a Body Language compilation for Get Physical.
What does Mr. Jesse Rose have planned for the rest of the year? More tour dates, releases, sleep, all of the above?
I’ve just finished my next album (I guess it will be released early 2013), I’m doing more production work in L.A., working on more Made for the Night tours, touring for Made to Play, Play it Down and Made for the Night, in the process of remixing three Kimbra tracks, and once a month taking a day off to remember how lucky I am.
Check out the video for Jesse’s Fatman, it’s pretty sweet and don’t forget to buy tickets to Jesse Rose at Treehouse here.