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), Hakkasan (Las Vegas), 1OAK (Los Angeles), MIXX (Atlantic City), and Marquee (New York). 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 latest single “Superstar”, on Glassnote Records, follows a string of acclaimed official remixes for Two Door Cinema Club, Peter Bjorn & John, The Knocks, and his 2012 single “Daddy Cool” [Big Beat / Atlantic Records] which spent weeks on Beatport House chart. Jesse has also recently lent his expertise to Dior, Stussy, and Visionaire curating exclusive mixes and compilations. His weekly bootlegs have also been widely supported by deejays and music blogs across the globe.
In 2012 he and nightlife photographer Kirill Was Here embarked on the College Dropouts Tour, on which they crashed the ten best college parties in America. He also headlined the Fall ClASHic Tour alongside Asher Roth, performed with Kid Cudi at Rock The Bells, and completed 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, 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.