Jes Brieden

Jes Brieden
Background information
Birth name Jes Brieden
Also known as JES
Born New York City, United States
Genres Progressive Electronic, Trance, Pop, Rock
Occupations Singer, Record producer, Songwriter
Labels Black Hole Recordings, Magik Muzik, Ultra Records
Associated acts Guardians of the Earth, Motorcycle, Taxigirl, Tiësto, BT, Cosmic Gate
Notable instruments

Jes Brieden (aka JES) is an North American singer, songwriter, producer, and frequent guest vocalist.



Early life

Jes Brieden is a singer, songwriter and producer. Born and raised in New York City, she studied art and singing in an art school. She first began experimenting with music production at her friends' studios. By age 16 she made her first vocal recordings as a reference vocalist, and was also working as a backup singer for several major recording labels.[1] After Jes answered an ad in the newspaper called The Village Voice when she was still a teenager, she recorded her first song. At the time, she sang in various bands.

Guardians of the Earth (-2002)

In 2001, while she was working at a recording studio in LA, Jes met Mike Olson, and the two formed Guardians of the Earth. Songs they produced include Star Children and One Moon Circling. Star Children was included on Paul van Dyk's 2001 Ministry of Sound compilation The Politics of Dancing. Inspired by this new voice of herself, she began working with more DJs and producers and went on to form Motorcycle with Gabriel & Dresden and performed the vocals on the instant club hit and Billboard No.1, "As The Rush Comes" (2004).

Motorcycle (2003-2005)

Jes Brieden's most well known works were created with Josh Gabriel and Dave Dresden, known as Gabriel & Dresden. They formed the group Motorcycle, and its 2003 hit As the Rush Comes was a number one single on Billboard's Hot Dance Airplay chart in 2004, where it also became the first year-end number one Dance Airplay track of the same year. As The Rush Comes gave Jes international exposure, which then allowed her to perform in larger venues and festivals such as the Bacardi Festival (Lebanon), Fresh (Malta), World Electronic Music Festival (Toronto), Escape In The Park (Wales), Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, and Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Denver). Jes had performed in England's "Top of The Pops" TV show alongside Beyoncé and Maroon 5.[2]

Motorcycle released a new song called Deep Breath Love. A mash-up by Dave Dresden with Sedna by 16 Bit Lolita's was included on Sharam's prestigious Global Underground 029: Dubai.

Solo Career (2006-Present)

Since meeting Tiësto, Jes signed with his record label, Black Hole Recordings, and released her first solo album Disconnect. She also graced Tiësto’s artist album Elements of Life with the song Everything and continues to wow crowds as the opening artist for the Tiësto Worldwide Tour of Elements Of Life. Jes has also collaborated with DJs like D:Fuse, Deepsky, and Solar Stone, producing tracks like Living The Dream, Ghost, and Like A Waterfall. The last appears on the internationally acclaimed DJ Tiësto's In Search of Sunrise 4; her other songs "People Will Go" appears on In Search of Sunrise 5, "Imagination" on In Search of Sunrise 6, and an acoustic version of "Imagination" on Gabriel & Dresden's Bloom Album.

Jes wrote and released her second album Into The Dawn with Black Hole Recordings in January 2008, followed by an album called "High Glow", supported by performances on Tiësto's Elements of Life World Tour.[3] Her songs One Moon Circling and Talk Like A Stranger were recently covered by Mark Norman on his album Colours.

The album High Glow was released in Germany on March 12, 2010 and internationally on March 16, 2010.



  • Disconnect (April 5, 2007)
  • Into The Dawn - The Hits Disconnected (January 29, 2008)
  • High Glow (March 2010)
  • Unleash The Beat (June 2011)



  • "I Need You" (2000)
  • "Don't Say" (2000)
  • "Around You" (2005)
  • "People Will Go" (2006)
  • "Ghost" (2007)
  • "Heaven" (2007)
  • "Imagination" (2008)
  • "Be It All" (2008)
  • "Lost In The Sound" (2009)
  • "Lovesong" (2009)
  • "Closer" (2010)
  • "Awaken" (2011)
  • "It's too Late" (2011)


  • "Star Children" (2001, as Guardians of the Earth)
  • "One Moon Circling" (2001, as Guardians of the Earth)
  • "As The Rush Comes" (2004, as Motorcycle)
  • "Around You" (2004, as Motorcycle)
  • "Imagination" (2004, as Motorcycle)
  • "Deep, Breath, Love" (2004, as Motorcycle)
  • "Blue Heart" (2006. as Motorcycle)
  • "High Glow" (2007, as Taxigirl)


  • "Everything With You" (2004, with D:fuse)
  • "Into Me" (2004, with D:fuse)
  • "Talk Like A Stranger" (2004, with Deepsky)
  • "Living The Dream" (2005, with D:fuse)
  • "Ghost" (2006, with Deepsky)
  • "Like A Waterfall" (2006, with Solarstone)
  • "Everything" (2007, with Tiësto)
  • "Ask" (2008, with JJ Flores & Steve Smooth)
  • "My Love" (2009, with Airscape)
  • "The Light In Things" (2009, with BT)
  • "Every Other Way" (2009, with BT)
  • "Show me the Way" (2011, with Allure)
  • "Flying Blind" (2011, with Cosmic Gate)

Chart positions

Awards and nominations


  • Won WMC Best Progressive / Trance - "As The Rush Comes" - Motorcycle
  • Nominated WMC Best Underground Dance - "As The Rush Comes" - Motorcycle

Further reading


External links

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