We had the good fortune of connecting with Alex Golden and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Alex, what do you attribute your success to?
I credit my success with staying true to doing what I really love. As a DJ throughout my career I feel like anytime I have doubted what I was playing or what people “wanted” to hear was when I would underperform and have anxiety, and it showed. You can feel the passion from a DJ when they are playing what the love to listen to and that makes the biggest difference in success.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I’ve had an amazing DJ career so far and it’s all because of the support from my friends in Aspen. I started as one of the few DJ’s who would play house and techno in Aspen and also one of two female DJ’s in town. I never wanted to sell out and play music I wasn’t into and in standing by my guns (which isn’t always easy) I’ve cultivated a brand and following who have supported me from the start. I couldn’t be more grateful!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Well I used to be a concierge in town so this question is perfect. Let’s say it’s winter… We would start out hiking the Highlands bowl, then head over to Ajax and have lunch at Bonnie’s on the patio and take a few more runs. Apres at Snow Lodge till. Head home to hot tub, and get ready for the night. Dinner at either Meat and Cheese, Steakhouse or Ellina, drinks after dinner at Jimmy’s, then probably to 7908 or Escobar to dance….or if Belly Up is open absolutely go there. The next few days we would definitely x-country ski to Pine Creek Cookhouse for lunch, go shopping at the thrift store and probably down valley to the vapor caves in Glenwood Springs…
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Ryan Golbus and the whole Aspen community!
Danny Brown, Rachael Zimmerman