By: Shayla Lee
Hard-hitting and heavy are two words that you could use to describe LA-based producer and DJ Hex Cougar’s music. The artist has surpassed over 11 million streams on Spotify, and has a plethora of remixes including remixes for “Cheap Thrills” by Sia and”Good Enough” by Alison Wonderland in addition to putting out his own music. I had the chance to see Hex Cougar’s live set at a sold-out show at The Echo in LA while opening for graves.
Stepping out on stage wearing a graves shirt, the artist performed to a packed and excited audience. He threw down and had a heavy set while still managing to mix in several throwbacks including fan favorite “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Nirvana. From his remix of “Shrine” by RL Grime to mixing “Good Enough” by Alison Wonderland, the artist kept the audience excited throughout the set and eager to see what else he had in store.
After the performance, I was fortunate enough to attend a Brownies and Lemonade after party. Brownies and Lemonade are a collective known for throwing warehouse throughout LA. Held in a secret location in downtown LA that was only revealed if you RSVP’d, the after party was filled with many of the industry’s most prominent DJs including Cray and Mr. Carmack. Hex Cougar performed a second time in addition to doing a hour-long b2b with graves. Seeing them in a sold-out venue and in an intimate after party was an incredible experience.
Hex Cougar just announced that he will be supporting Slumberjack on their upcoming North American tour this spring. More information about tickets and dates can be found here. You can stay up-to-date with Hex Cougar by following him on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.