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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

Webpage(s): Soundcloud / Twitter / Disco Droppings / 7 Deadly Records / Facebook

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

Nark (a.k.a. Kevin Kauer, Editor in Chief of Nark Magazine, Bottom Forty creator and Q Nightclub resident) has been exposing himself at parties around the nation, hip to hip with the finest musicians and record selectors around such as In Flagranti, Jacques Renault, Honey Soundsystem, Tim Sweeney, Horse Meat Disco, Moon Boots, Hunee, Sleazy McQueen, Juanita More, DJ Assault, House of Stank and many more. His constant drive to send a dance floor through space keeps a flowing stream of classic club and post-modern disco at your feet, just waiting to tango." "Kevin Kauer has been an unstoppable force in the Seattle party scene. He was worked with just about every venue imaginable creating an array of events with creativity, passion, and impeccable design, not to mention the hectic DJ schedule that has taken this young man up and down the west coast and solidified him as a key player in the dance world." -Blueyedsoul "Kevin gets his spot in the Seattle Peach 100 for always doing the most and for constantly pushing the envelope in terms of material–his photos and parties are full of drag queens, burlesque dancers and other glamazonia, and he can play a dance set that burns up the floor without resorting to tired top 40 hits." -Seattle Peach "..the beats coming from Stallion Saturdays at Rebel more than made up for all the unyielding musculature in the club. Seattle's DJ Nark had appeared for the evening, sporting fetching neckwear and spinning even more fetching, not-corny-at-all jams from disco greats to more current, creepy-good modern bangers. By the end of the night the place was packed.." -Caitlin Donohue, San Francisco Bay Guardian