An interview with Lex Amor

I found The Mellowdic Show a couple months ago during exam season whilst on the hunt for new podcasts/playlists to listen to on SoundCloud. I wanted something chill, but refreshing, I wanted to hear a compilation of artists I hadn’t heard of before. You know something different. Something that you could study to but also vibe to with your friends or listen to on the way to the library for instance. I happened to stumble across this…

I was completely sold when I heard the first track. Let’s just say I’m a sucker for soulful vocals, so I was really into it. I started researching more about The Mellowdic Show, I was already a fan of SOULECTION so I just wanted to know a little bit more about it. I found out that The Mellowdic Show is run by Lex Amor who has a two hour slot producing these sultry vibes on Reprezent Radio. So, you can actually tune into Mellowdic live every other Tuesday from 1am-3am. I managed to get an interview with Lex. Here is what she had to say…

Tell the readers a bit about yourself in a couple of sentences. 

Lol I’m really just Lex – music lover from London. I am both in love with and confused by life. I like making music and chatting sh*t with my mates.

Introvert or Extrovert?

Lol closet introvert.

What advice can you give any young readers who want to do what they love but are afraid to venture into the entertainment industry?

I mean I would suggest everyone unpacks their fear first. Before ignoring fear or attempting to overcoming it, I think it’s important to reflect on where it’s coming from. Most of our trepidation when it comes to most things can be linked to our fear of perception and/or failure. I believe everyone is called to purpose, nobody will understand your essence more than you and by extension no one will share your regret. Your world is your own, so do whatever you want to do. Cliche, but real sh*t lol.

Real sh*t. So, do you have any life lessons/experiences you would like to share with the audience? 

I would say just focus on being a genuine, clean-hearted human being, look after your people and work hard. Your essence and integrity will defend you.

True. As young people it’s easy to lose that trying to be noticed or get to ‘the top’. As a podcast/radio show where do you hope to see yourself in the next five years?

Literally would just love to still be here sharing and listening to music. It’s beautiful to have people that actually listen and take in the show, so I will be blessed to have that continue.

I hear that. Who are your biggest inspirations and what motivates you to keep going?

I love everyone man, it’s wild. Musically, James Blake, D’angelo and Lauryn – to name a couple. I’m motivated by my fear of my own regret, lol I wanna die empty. I just want to explore the edges of my ability and help people whilst doing it.

All my favourites as well really. Honestly, I have that same mindset. I think a lot of people do. I have to say my personal favourite is definitely show 034 with Caleb Femi. Which show have you enjoyed the most and why?

I rarely listen back to them, I would cringe a hole in the ground! I love recording them though and most recently infusing the interviews in with the shows has been nice. I’ve loved all of them man, couldn’t pick – people seem to like 020 though, I’m kinda scared to find out why lol.

Oh dear haha. Why start a radio show/podcast? How do you differentiate yourself from others out there? 

Love to reprezent man. Mellowdic was a blog before the opportunity came along. At first I wasn’t sure if I wanted to bring the two together but was encouraged by some guys at the station to bring parts of my essence to the show – so I did and the rest is …almost history lol.

Written on: Monday 3rd July 2017