Concise and true to life, that lyric from Jexy’s recent vocal cut ‘Human Emotion’ nicely sums up the Canadian musician’s two-decade adventure in electronic music.
From his cassette tape & PC experiments in the 90s, through to his days in Edmonton’s pioneering electro duo DVAS in the early 2000s, and finally to the creation of his Good Timin’ label in 2013, Jex has always managed to do things his own way.
This singular approach has paid big dividends for the NYC-based producer and DJ: A clutch of well-received EPs, a celebrated LP and steady remix work have allowed Jex to DJ and connect with likeminded heads, diggers and dancers everywhere.
And 2019 will see him continue that DIY approach with a fresh all-hardware live set and a new sister label focused on the night club: Bad Timin’ Records.
We asked Jexy our three golden questions:
WHAT WERE THE FIRST RECORDS YOU BOUGHT WHICH REALLY INFLUENCED YOU?
INXS – “Kick”
Van Halen – “1984”
Depeche Mode – “101”
WHAT WERE THE LAST RECORDS YOU BOUGHT?
I buy about 20 records a week, just by digging around NYC and checking out Bandcamp.
Some nice new ones recently have been:
Objekt – “35”
LMYE – “Fashion”
Jamie Read – “Timewave”
Amrint Keen – “Transient Loss Of Response”
WHAT DOES 2019 HAVE IN STORE FOR YOU?
Doing a release on an as-yet-unnamed European label featuring a lead vocal from yours truly, some European summer festival appearances and a split epic disco 12-inch with Justin Van Der Volgen.