Jimi Jaxon’s work as an artist is less about genres and more about energy. Presenting sounds that connect with him most. This approach has him pulling from a wide range of genres and styles, depending on the environment. Everything from Techno to Experimental, Juke, House, Ambient, Dubstep, 2-Step, Drum & Bass, Garage, Funk, Disco, Rock and Hip-Hop can appear in his sets. His style is for those with an open mind and an urge to move. Jimi Jaxon is a resident DJ for Decibel Festival and Bottom Forty. He also heads the Disco Droppings blog and 7 Deadly Records, where his original productions and remixes can be found.
Where are you based?: Seattle
1) Why do you play music?
JJ: All my music work over the past 5+ years came directly from attending Daft Punk’s Alive 2007 performance in Seattle. This was my first electronic show, and I was so inspired that I immediately decided to become a DJ. That’s how I first became intrigued, and now I look at my work as the strongest form of expression and communication I can offer to the world. At this point, I feel like all I can do is music, so I’m very aggressive, and dedicated to every element.
2) What do you see as your role in the music world going into the future?
JJ: I will be a consistent force as an artist, working in many different mediums. I hope my role will be distinct, and also able to resonate with a wide range of people. Something iconic.
3) Favorite label or artist from the past year?
JJ: Adam Marshall’s New Kanada label.
4) What are you looking forward to most this year?
JJ: Resurrecting 7 Deadly Records, which hasn’t released new music since May 2012. The time is right, and the next 2 releases will be out this summer. Pressure Suit will showcase two collections of tracks, with visual videos that he’s produced. “Ambienz Pt. 1 & 2” will be out Monday, July 22nd 2013 via Bandcamp, with the second release out in August. I’m also eagerly anticipating my upcoming shows..
7/19 @ Vermillion (SEA) – Structure Monthly w/ Jimi Jaxon, Soffos, Max Taylor and Tremel (event link)
7/28 @ Glow (BHAM) w/ Jimi Jaxon and Max Taylor
8/2 @ The Eagle (SEA) w/ Manila Luzon and Jimi Jaxon
Mental Overdrive – The End (Original Mix)
Graze – On Board
Ghostek – Cryon
VVV – Traverse (Original Mix)
Thefft – Name Shame
Ed Motion – Everyday
Graze – Ques
Pressure Suit – PRSRST (Forthcoming on 7 Deadly Records)
Beek – Let Me Do What I Want (The Untitled Ha)
L-Vis 1990 – Lost in Love feat. Javeon McCarthy (Night Slugs Street Mix)
XI – Nightlif (Original Mix)
Pressure Suit – Ambienz Pt. 2 (Forthcoming on 7 Deadly Records)
Kid Smpl – Morning (VVV Remix)
Jacques Greene – These Days
Henry Krinkle – Stay
Mastering by: Pressure Suit
Photo by: Thien Lai of Captus Photography