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Jes Brieden (born May 10, 1974), known simply as Jes (stylized as JES), is an American singer, songwriter, producer, composer, and DJ from New York. She is a co-founder of the US dance band Motorcycle, who released the world-famous song "As the Rush Comes" in 2003.
Jes Brieden, born and raised in New York City, 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. 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.
Since meeting Tiësto, Jes signed with his record label, Black Hole Recordings, and released her first solo album Disconnect. She also was featured on Tiësto’s artist album Elements of Life with the song "Everything" and continued to perform as the opening artist for the Tiësto Worldwide Tour of Elements of Life. Jes has also collaborated with DJs like D:Fuse, Deepsky, and Solarstone, 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 ; her song "People Will Go" appears on In Search of Sunrise , "Imagination" and "High Glow" (the latter credited as TaxiGirl) on In Search of Sunrise , and an acoustic version of "Imagination" on Gabriel & Dresden's album Bloom.
Jes wrote and released a remix album, Into the Dawn (The Hits Disconnected), 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. The album High Glow was released in Germany on March 12, 2010 and internationally on March 16, 2010. Her songs "One Moon Circling" and "Talk Like a Stranger" were covered by Mark Norman on his album Colours.