Just twenty-three years old, New York native Jesse Marco has quickly solidified himself as one of America’s premiere deejays. As a teenager, Jesse, heavily influenced by his parents’ vast record collection, began to fuse rock, punk, soul, and funk with the hip-hop of his generation. “My parents musical tastes really shaped mine. My first cassette was Led Zeppelin and my second was Sam Cooke.”
Jesse’s encyclopedic knowledge of music and remarkable skill have since taken him around the globe headlining college tours, appearing at festivals, and holding residencies at premiere venues worldwide including LIV (Miami), Lure and Supperclub (Los Angeles), MIXX (Atlantic City), Finale (New York), KKC (Frankfurt), and Kaufleuten (Zurich). Jesse has become a favorite of the fashion and art worlds playing high-profile events for Alexander Wang, Giorgio Armani, Calvin Klein, Vivienne Westwood, Donna Karan, Diesel, GQ, and Kaws. Of his choice to hire Jesse to deejay his Milan Fashion Week runway show, Tom Ford said Jesse’s “musical taste reminds me of my childhood.”
Jesse’s 2013 single, “Superstar” on Glassnote Records follows a string of acclaimed official remixes for Two Door Cinema Club, Kings of Leon, Childish Gambino, Peter Bjorn & John, The Knocks, and his 2012 single “Daddy Cool” [Big Beat / Atlantic Records] which spent weeks on Beatport House chart. Jesse recently lent his expertise to Stussy and Visionaire curating exclusive mixes and compilations. Of his widely hailed Stussy Mix, one dance blog wrote, “[This mix] feels like a definitive statement regarding what Jesse’s about. You get cuts from DJ Shadow’s first album, throwback jungle cuts, and a grip of things we can’t easily define. It’s like he took a lifetime’s worth of his favorite tunes and threw them into a 90 minute opus. And it bangs. Seamlessly. You won’t find a better mix than this today, or tomorrow.” Jesse frequently collaborates with hip-hop superstar Kid Cudi with whom he has performed around the world including at Rock The Bells and on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
His 2012 was highlighted by the College Dropouts Tour, on which he and nightlife photographer Kirill Was Here crashed the ten best college parties in America, headlining the Fall ClASHic Tour alongside Asher Roth, performing with Kid Cudi at Rock The Bells, and an eleven-city Vice Magazine-sponsored tour with Pusha-T and Machine Gun Kelly to promote the blockbuster film Project X in which Jesse had a staring role.
Jesse has modeled for Marc Jacobs, Uniqlo, Converse, and Stussy. He has been featured in Vanity Fair, GQ, Vibe, Complex, Us Weekly, In Touch, The New York Post, Dancing Astronaut, Gotta Dance Dirty, This Is 50, Good Music All Day, and This Song Is Sick.