Arteq turns Five with DJ Dex (Underground Resistance, Yaxteq, USA)

Updated: Sep 29, 2020

It's been 4 years since one of L.A's finest exports graced our shores. DJ Dex is back for Arteq turns Five with a special 1 hour mix and interview to fit.

Skilled, passionate, established, real, raw, history, family.

Dex, you are a gentleman first, and an amazing artist second. We love your body of work and thank you for gifting us with such a delicate hour of music.

We'll see you soon in Melbourne when the dust settles <3

More from Arteq and DJ Dex below.

What direction did you take on the podcast?

It's a mix of new tracks with some unreleased edits/remixes and a few old faves.

Why did you decide to go this way?

That's my usual approach for podcasts unless I'm going for something very specific.

What did you use to record this mix?

I recorded it at home with my old Pioneer DJM 500 and two XDJ 700s.

When did you start DJing, but more importantly, why?

A long time ago, when most people thought of DJs as people who did weddings and birthdays. I grew up on L.A.'s East Side and back then mobile DJing was just a thing to do.

In my circle of friends we all had older brothers or cousins with a basic sound system, lights and crates of vinyl.

Describe DJ Dex in 5 words.

Loves everything about music and sound.

Are there any productions coming out soon?

I've shifted gears into releasing other's music on my label Yaxteq. The Ritmos EP is out on vinyl soon and my good friend Esteban Adame has an EP on deck for the next release. I'm always plugging away at music so that when the time is right I have something ready.

Describe your Yaxteq project. What is it, but more importantly, why does it exist?

It's an indie music label trying to find a place in a crowded market. It exists as a way for myself and anyone who is down to rep their own cultural heritage in via Techno music and all it's variations.

How have you been during the turbulent year of 2020?

Laying low for the most part and spending time with my family. I'm married with a 5 year old so it's not much of a dramatic change for me to be staying home. I'm also a studio rat by nature so there have been plenty of times in my life where "going out" seemed less appealing than just jamming at home.

Is there anything on your mind that you would like to say?

Happy Anniversary Arteq!! Hopefully when this is all over I can visit Melbourne once more!!