KAT de JESUS, 24
Having opened for some of the world’s biggest acts, as well as teaching fledgling talents at Beat Project Manila, this DJ’S mixes drive the spirit of any party, making her the coolest girl at the club.
HOW it all began: “I used to be a drummer, so I guess music has always intrigued me. It was probably a mix of my love for music, timing, and luck that got me started as a DJ. I honestly didn’t think I would be doing this full time but I couldn’t be happier. I’m doing something I love and learning so much.”
PERKS of THE Job: “I love getting to play for people and having a connection with complete strangers—it’s surreal! My job doesn’t actually seem like it’s a job; I’m in an industry surrounded by people and fellow artists who make it fun and interesting.”
not all FUN and games: “[The challenge] is having no sleep at all! I allot at least one day a week to completely rest and recover. People think being a DJ is just all about partying or having fun— there’s actually a lot of research, time, and effort that goes into it.”
making it big: “Pursue this career for the right reasons and because you love what it’s all about—the music.”