DJ

Cosmopolitan (Philippines) - - Fun & Fearless -

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.”

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