Testament to passion, ambition, dedication and hard graft, Jess Bays’ light has been shining bright over the last 12 months and house heads around the world are taking notice. The instinctive DJ has captured the attention of ravers, peers and tastemakers alike with a monthly residency at London’s XOYO, sets at Studio 338, Village Underground and Manchester’s Warehouse Project, yearly appearances at We Are FSTVL plus much more. She is now also a proud resident for Defected, playing for the imprint across the summer in Ibiza and at Defected Croatia. In 2016 she was named a ‘One To Watch’ by DJ Mag and has continued to make big manoeuvres ever since.
Learning her craft at SubBass DJ Academy, Jess quickly surrounded herself with pioneers of the house music scene, supporting the likes of MK, Derrick Carter, DJ Spen, Annie Mac and Sam Divine. Sam’s DVINE Sounds has become a key part of Jess’ career ascent, having had a hand in A&R for the label, become a resident DJ and now Digital Manager, she learnt the industry from the inside out, enriching her skills behind the decks. Jess also has her own radio show representing DVINE on Flex FM, flexing her presenting muscles alongside the freshest house and club sounds.
Jess’ DJ sets feature the finest upfront house records, favouring seriously bumping beats and an occasional classic vocal number to amp up the euphoria. There is no stopping this powerhouse – a true artist in the making who doesn’t stop evolving, learning, crafting and creating. She has already developed a core base of fans that will be beyond excited to see what’s next. Upcoming dates for Jess include London’s Printworks, Ibiza, Miami, Back Of Beyond Festival and Bulgaria so no doubt they will not be disappointed.