Hometown: Albany, NY
CitySpeak is fronted by Jesse Mason, whose eclectic music style began at a young age with a fascination for the arpegiated chiptunes of early videogames. Seeking what he loved, he looked for these and other unique synthetic sounds in the music he listened to and, soon after, created. Striving to produce the interesting and unusual; atmospheric, big-stadium sounds are often paired with bold chiptune synths. Calculated snares keep the beat in check while carefully utilized bass adds cool and at times, moody intonation. This seemingly odd combination results in a refreshingly new twist on today's often "cookiecutter" electronic music. CitySpeak draws his inspiration from artists like Vangelis, Nobuo Uematsu, Chemical Brothers, M83, and others. CitySpeak actively engages his fans, and reaches out to them on a regular basis. You can find him frequenting Cityspeak's music pages, (facebook, soundcloud, etc.) posting updates on upcoming releases and responding to what his listeners are saying about his music.