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Meet Jet Lexon

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jet Lexon.

So, before we jump into specific questions, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
From the beginning, music has always been a healing force in my life that has got me through many challenging situations. For me, music is a safe space for self-expression and for my creativity to thrive. It inspires me to follow my dreams regardless of what others may think of me.

My love of music started outside of Bangkok, Thailand, where I grew up. In 8th grade, I happened to find an abandoned saxophone. I cleaned it up and learned to play it – it was like discovering a buried treasure. I started getting my friends involved and next thing I knew, we had formed a marching band at our school. Because of that accomplishment, I was awarded a scholarship to one of the most reputable music schools in Thailand. But unfortunately, my conservative, traditional father refused to let me attend.

A few years later, I got involved in a dance crew and that completely brought me back to my love of music. We had to create and mix our own music, which is what got me started with remixes remixing tracks and music production. I actually thought about becoming a DJ then but talked myself out of it as being too impractical. I moved to the US to pursue a higher education to prepare myself for a career in the corporate world following my family advice. But deep down, I felt it in my gut that something was’t right. Have you ever had the realization that something was missing from your life? That’s what ultimately happened to me. It was a creative part of me that was screaming to be let out.

I was sitting on the beach thinking “what am I doing with my life, why am I here?” And I feel like the universe directed back to my first love of music – the memories of being back in my home studio producing dance mixes came back to me and filled me with so much joy.

“This is it.” I said to myself. “This is my calling. I am going to become DJ.”

I made the decision to go back to school and get the DJ and music production training to follow my dreams. This took a lot of time, money and effort and it’s brought me to where I am today. And that’s how Jet Lexon was born as a persona and creative representation of me.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Dealing with rejection but still holding on to self-confidence. This is something I think all creative people go through. You put yourself out there and open yourself up to everyone and hope they’ll have a positive reaction. Having grown up in a foreign country (Thailand), I’m not as familiar with the LA music scene as locals might be, so networking and getting my name out there is a challenge as well. It gets frustrating when it’s more about the people you know than about your actual skills and talent.

Can you give our readers some background on your music?
I specialize in house music, tech house and progressive techno. I think of myself as a well-rounded or open format DJ, which means I can play many different genres. My sound is an amalgamation of old school vibes with cool, dark and edgy new sounds. I’ll take you on a journey through time from 80’s to 90’s and early 2000 which is where a lot of my inspiration came from. Being familiar with several different types of equipment and software gives me lots of flexibility. I can jump in at any club, party or venue and get the crowd hyped.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
I had an opportunity to open a show for Super8 & Tab, Haliene and Markus Schulz at Avalon Hollywood. I admire them so much and to be able to share a stage with them was such a great honor and a dream come true.

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Miguel Roan, Kevin Magallon, Matt Photo Studio

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