Jesse Kuch is a journalist, DJ and the brains behind pioneering Australian label Open Records.
In the 14 years since the label launched Jesse has spearheaded more than 70 releases from artists from both Australia and across the globe, including his own hit compilations Slow-Release, Festivus and Expansion Pack II.
Along the way, Jesse has established himself as one of Queensland’s most experienced and toured DJs, playing premiere Aussie festivals Rainbow Serpent, Subsonic, Strawberry Fields, Earth Frequency, Elements, Chi Wow Wah Town, Rabbits Eat Lettuce, Eclipse 2012 and many more, alongside countless club shows and support slots for the biggest names in house, techno and electronica.
The chaos of 2020 proved to be a watershed year for the Brisbane-based innovator. Not only did Open top the Beatport charts with John Baptiste & Amuze’s stellar release Time Machine, but Jesse has launched his production career as well with a stunning remix of Thankyou City’s classic Nothin’ But Chi in collaboration with fellow Brisbane talent Boy With Boat.
Cracking No.3 on the Beatport Progressive House charts and No.10 overall, it was on high rotation by industry heavyweights Hernan Cattaneo, Blond:ish, Jamie Stevens, Eli and Fur, Chicola and more. Not one to rest on their laurels, the pair followed it up with another stellar rework for Melbourne maestro Tonelab and an upcoming remix of international superstar James Monro, out soon on US heavyweights Proton Music.
Heading into the new year, Jesse will be celebrating 15 years of Open Records with a series of major releases including a massive retrospective compilation and the third edition of the hit Expansion Pack series.