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If you know 22-year-old DJ/producer, Nick Ledesma, then you know how rare it is for him to succumb to negativity. You will always catch him with a smile on his face and will also find him preaching positivity on a regular basis.
Music, especially electro/progressive-house, has been a strong influence on Ledesma’s new attitude and outlook. Ledesma has been DJing for around five years and producing for three and a half years, but it is just recently that he really began to take it seriously. Ledesma has had the opportunity to play with acts such as Ferry Corsten, Sander Van Doorn, Seven Lions, Shogun, and many more. Ledesma has spent his entire life in Los Angeles, the mecca of the dance music industry. This has been both beneficial and a challenge. While it is true that there are a lot of opportunities in the LA area, the market is extremely saturated and is hard to separate yourself from the rest.
From DJing at parties and bars in the area, to now opening at Sutra Nightclub in Orange County, California, Ledesma is beginning to find his way. Despite the pressure to do well in this industry, Ledesma remains unnerved when he is performing onstage. He focuses on his job – to set the mood for the night, and stays in the zone during his performance. Since Ledesma is self-managed, he does everything he can to promote himself when not onstage: booking shows, establishing relationships with people in the industry, etc.
His path shows that people can have true happiness and do anything they put their heart into. While he is aware that he might just be a blip on the radar at this time, it won't be too long until you see him on the big stage.