While being a DJ can seem like a dream come true, those that have spent years and even decades in the business can attest to the physical and mental toll the industry can take.
Veteran DJ Jesse Rose is set to retire after the release of his final album, titled Alright Mate, and a world tour in 2017.
On his retirement, he has stated-
After a serious amount of thought I've decided to make my next album, Alright Mate, coming out in February, my last production. I'll then do a final DJ tour and say goodbye to what has been the most amazing 20 years of my life.
I can honestly say I feel blessed to have been a part of this scene. I will always love DJing and making music, but there comes a time when your body doesn't enjoy it as much as your mind. I have the biggest love for the fans of house music, my labels and the people that dig what we’ve done. I can only say thanks so much to everyone that has supported me over these magical two decades.
As hard as it is to say goodbye, I'm really excited to release this album and then get to meet up with a massive bunch of my friends, collaborators and heroes on the final tour. I hope to be as supportive to the next generation as mine was to me. Finally, I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on this final journey.
While we're sad to see Rose retire, we commend him for taking command of his life and doing what he feels right.
For now, catch up with his track with Trozé's "Chocolate."