This week's guest is the ever talented, Grammy Award Winning Mixer, Jesse Ray Ernster!
Canadian-born Jesse Ray followed in his parent’s footsteps by pursuing a life of music. He spent his upbringing studying music theory and exercising proficiency on multiple instruments, and ultimately discovered his love for the process of making records. He moved to California in 2017 and began his Los Angeles journey by delivering obnoxiously colored resumes attached to donut boxes to every studio in the San Fernando Valley (there were some bites..). This hustle continued as Jesse built a reputation for himself around town as a hungry engineer with special musical taste. Jesse also composed for film and TV in his spare time while pursuing mixing as a full time gig (with work including “Ripley’s Believe it or Not!” And MTV’s “The Challenge”). In 2018, he met Kanye West during a tracking session he was engineering for Tyga, and he went on to become Kanye West’s engineer on the “Yandhi” and “Jesus is King” albums, and that lead to an ultimate pivot solely into mixing, for artists including UMI, Andy Grammer, and Burna Boy. Most-recently, Jesse worked creatively alongside Diddy and Timbaland during the mixing of Burna Boy’s Grammy Award-Winning 2020 LP, “Twice as Tall”. Jesse’s bombastic approach to mixing creates an explosive four-dimensional soundscape and yields a wild variety of emotional results. His lifelong dedication and love for music grants him the ability to hear the music emotionally, make artistic mix decisions creatively, and refine those sonic decisions with technical precision.