DJ Alex Cabot brings Latin flair to Hydrate Nightclub, May 19

Fri. May 19, 2017 11:31 AM by News Staff

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DJ Alex Cabot spins regularly around Boystown

Chicago native Alex Cabot is returning to the Hydrate Nightclub DJ booth on Friday, May 19.

The 29-year-old Lakeview resident has been making his mark throughout Chicago and Boystown. His DJ resume has included work at Charlie's Chicago, Minibar, Manhole and Hydrate. He performed at last year's Black and Blue Ball held in conjunction with International Mr. Leather (IML).

"DJ-ing for the gay community is a lot of fun," Cabot told in 2016. "In a gay club, people are more invested and more enthusiastic about the music. It makes my job easier and far more exciting."

Cabot brings a Miami-infused Latin/Caribbean influence to his music.

"My (DJ) style is house music with a Miami feel," said Cabot. "I am Cuban, so you can definitely hear a Latin/Caribbean influence in my sets. I also like to incorporate music that covers a broad international spectrum so my sets have a bit of diversity."

"My favorite part of being a DJ is having a job where I can create an environment that people can come to, forget about their worries and problems, and just dance, let go, and enjoy a magical musical journey," he added.

Catch DJ Alex Cabot live at Hydrate, 3458 N. Halsted, May 19. He will open for DJ Paulo during Neverland's Pride Party at Metro on June 24.  

The Deeper Alex Cabot

Cabot started in Kabbalah in 2014 when he moved back to Chicago. 

"I was (at) a low point in my life, having just gone through a plethora of issues," he said. "I was in search of trying to find myself and my purpose. I had seen on social media a friend of mine was part of the (Kabbalah) center here in Chicago, so I reached out to him and decided to take the Level 1 course. 

"I am currently still a student of the wisdom and am pretty active with the Center here in Chicago."

Cabot said Kabbalah "changed my life completely for the better," he said.

"I really learned how to connect with my inner-self and use the tools of the wisdom to see that challenges are opportunities for me to work on improving myself, and by facing those obstacles willingly, having certainty that everything that happens is for the best, and restrict myself from feeding my ego, then I have the power to accomplish whatever I set my mind to."

So, does Kabbalah and being a DJ mix?

"Kabbalah teaches us that when it comes down to it, we are all beings of desire," he said. "We either desire for our own selfish reasons or we desire for the sake of sharing with others. When I DJ, I get to share my passion and love for music with others and facilitate a space full of energy and life. In return I feel a long-lasting fulfillment and joy on a deeper level as opposed to DJ-ing for purely ego or selfish reasons of wanting to be known or famous or having attention, which really only gives you temporary satisfaction." 

Related: Top 5 songs currently on DJ Alex Cabot's iPhone

Ross Forman contributed to this report.