James Wesley Essex, better known by his stage name J-Wess, is an American-Australian hip hop and R&B music producer. [ J-Wess] is currently in the studio working on new music to follow up his most recent single titled [ 'Get Down']. He is based out of Los Angeles, California and Melbourne, Victoria. His sole album, J-Wess Presents Tha LP, reached the top twenty in Australia in 2005,[ Tha LP] at and included three hit singles.