DJ/producer/Play It Down boss Jesse Rose has announced his retirement in 2017. Rose broke the news via a concise Facebook post and says his upcoming Alright Mate album will serve as his final effort to be followed by a farewell DJ tour. The fate of his label is unknown. Here is Rose’s statement in its unedited entirety:
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 twenty 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 thank 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.