“I do what I do because I love it. For me, it’s not about the fame or the money. I mean obviously I want those things, but I do this because it’s who I am… and it’s the only thing I haven’t quit.” responds Black Matter, when asked why he chose to become a music producer and dj.
23 year old Jesse See Tai is no stranger to the EDM scene. As Jesse Jamz, he consistently toured the US and remixed the likes of Designer Drugs, Figure, Richard Vission and many more, long before it was even legal for him to have a drink. He was on the rise, but at the same time a change was slowly creeping over him. At the onset of 2011 a transformation began as Jesse Jamz burned to ashes… from them, rose Black Matter.
Black Matter’s Premier year was an exciting one. From coast to coast he left his mark on America’s most renowned parties, including Control at Avalon (LA), Girls & Boys at Webster Hall (NYC), and Blow Up at DNA Lounge (SF) just to name a few. But he didn’t stop there, he also made his way to Puerto Rico, Canada, Europe, and Asia,where he played with the likes of Avicii and Dada Life at Seoul’s 2011 World DJ Festival. He was then invited by Designer Drugs to tour the east coast in a Lincoln limo for two and a half weeks on the Sex Cult Initiation Tour.
It wasn’t all touring and partying though. At home, Jesse spent his time in the studio, shaping and refining his sound, which led to the release of Black Matter’s first single, “Pressure.” He went on to collab with Designer Drugs on “Double Vision,” and also had remixes released on labels such as Ultra, Sex Cult, and Nod Factor. And that’s in addition to successful bootleg remixes of pop tracks like Martin Solveig and Dragonette’s “Hello”. His compelling sound is attributed to the various elements of trashy electro, dutch house, heavy bass, and tech house that he seamlessly fuses together.
2012 picks up where last year left off, with a remix for Mustard Pimp due out on Dim Mak Records and more original productions, collaborations, and remixes on the way . His dead-serious work ethic in the studio, is a natural extension of the vibrant grind he applies to a Black Matter live show. At this point for Black Matter, there’s nothing left to it but to do it. And that means going hard, making you dance, and blending styles of music, that no matter what, get things moving.