Under the guise Heartthrob, Jesse Siminski has been defining a unique corner of underground house and techno for over a decade.
He has released thirteen EPs and twenty remixes on many of the scene's most respected labels including M_nus, Ghostly, Cocoon, BPitch, Mute, in addition to his own imprint ISNISNT
Honed over twenty years of record collecting and studio experimentation, Jesse has a knack for capturing peak emotion and energetic grooves with the flair of an experimentalist. The hit track ‘Baby Kate’ and the full-length album ‘Dear Painter Paint Me’ stand out as two out of a number of important releases. He has remixed for the likes of Depeche Mode, The Knife, Plastikman and Fischerspooner. Most recently, Jesse released the EP Nairobi Candles on Seth Troxler’s label Play It Say It, to great acclaim. He has spent the last 12 years DJing and playing hardware-driven live shows in many of the top clubs around the world: a former resident of Paris' storied Rex Club and a frequent guest at London’s Fabric, Berlin’s Berghain, Tokyo’s Womb and New York’s Output.
While living in New York, an encounter with Magda would lead to friendships with Troy Pierce, Richie Hawtin, and Kevin McHugh. In 2005, they came together on Hawtin’s label Minus, marking the emergence of minimal techno, first in New York and then around the world. Through his work with the label, Jesse took part in genre-defining projects in collaboration with technology giants Native Instruments, Ableton, and Allen & Heath.
Born in Northern Michigan, Jesse's father introduced him to dance music and he tuned his ear at a relative’s record shop near Detroit. Prince, Kraftwerk, and Laid Back were early touchstones of a beat that would become so important to his music. Label's like Relief, Plus 8 and Communique formed the backbone of Jesse's record collection and informed his sensibilities early on.
After stints in New York and Paris, Jesse currently calls Berlin home.
Selected discography Heartthrob
For bookings, please contact [email protected]