“Never mind what’s on TV.”
Concise and true to life, that lyric from Jexy’s recent vocal cut “Human Emotion” nicely sums up the Canadian’s two-decade adventure in electronic music. From his PC experiments in the 90s, through to his days in Canada’s pioneering electro duo DVAS, and finally, to the creation of his Good Timin’ label in 2013, Jex always manages to do things his own way.
This singular approach has paid big dividends for the producer and DJ: Based in NYC since 2014, his well-received EPs, deep-digging DJ sets and thumping eclecticism in the booth have led to a steady flow of gigs at some of the world’s best clubs.
And 2019 will see him continue that DIY approach with a fresh, all-hardware live set and the launch of a new sister label focused on the club: Bad Timin’ Records.
On the subject of DJing, Jex regards himself as a servant to the party: With new wave, disco, house and techno influences all thrown into his eclectic mix.
Versatility has been key to Jex’s recent run of success. Who but Jex could remix a Brazilian folk tune into a YouTube smash (3 million plays and counting) and a few weeks later, self-release an underground electro banger? Indeed, Jex manages to connect the dots across genres and scenes in a way that allows him to float above them. Likewise, one party might see him playing peak time, while the next day he might stretch out in an afternoon balearic set.
As Jexy says: “We’re in the bath, we’re in the bar, we’re in the club, we’re in the car!”