We had the good fortune of connecting with Alexia Domini and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Alexia, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
I have struggled with maintaining my work/life balanced ever since I began working in high school. Now that I am older, I have come to realize that it’s one of my top priorities in my life. When I first began DJing, all I wanted to do was focus on just that. I never had time to do anything else like focus on my family, mental health, or social life. I’ve always had a “day” job along with Djing ever since I began. I remember how difficult it would be for me mentally and physically when I was playing 3-4 nights a week at night gigs along with a 40 hour day job; getting home at 4 am and having to wake up 3 hours later to start my “day” job. It was rough. I feel like my work/life balance priorities didn’t really set in until COVID-19 happened and I had no choice but to quarantine with the rest of the world. My whole life was turned upside down when I was not able to DJ at venues in person. I feel like it was a big wake up call because I didn’t realize how hard I was working myself before the pandemic. As I said before, my priorities changed from being a workaholic to making time for myself and my family by allowing myself to participate in self-care routines and rituals. Doing so has helped me not burn out as quickly or frequently.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I definitely feel like DJ my sets are different from others since I like to mix in a lot of old school music with new school music. I also like to include various different genres of music which include a bunch of bootlegs and edits. I got to where I am professionally by staying consistent even on the days that I didn’t feel like taking a gig because of how tired I was. I also think that a lot of success has to do with the people around me and the other OG DJs that gave me a chance to prove myself. The process was far from easy, I overcame different challenges by constantly thinking about my goals and highly depending on my goal-driven attitude. Some lessons that I’ve learned along the way are to be open-minded, and not let club promoters or club/bar owners tell you how to mold or dictate your craft when they hired you for either your skill or style in the first place. I would love for the world to know that at this point in my career I will be coming out with some new material very very soon. So keep an eye out! I would also love for everyone to know that no matter where you came from or who you are don’t ever let anyone tell you who THEY THINK YOU are.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Favorite Spots to Eat -Cascabel: My favorite vegan restaurant located in Bunker Hill area -Veegos: another vegan restaurant on Westheimer -Nom Nom Noodles: Vietnamese restaurant on Eldridge Favorite bars/clubs: -Barbarella -Axel Rad -The Dive -Boondocks -Present Company Must-See Things in Houston: -The Art district -Houston Museum of Natural Science – Screwed up Records and Tapes Store – Free Yoga sessions on Tuesdays @ Discovery Green Downtown Park – Running sessions at Buffalo Bayou and Memorial Park Events or Creatives that are also a must-see in Houston: -Mija Cultura event -YEAH HOUSTON PARTIES! event -DJ Gracie Chavez set -Kay-illah & Yisel SMNS B2B set – DJ Act Bad Set -Huggy Loso workWho else deserves some credit and recognition?
I definitely want to shout out my best friend Celeste. She has been there for me through thick and thin and has always been right by my side.
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