Former Burning Man DJ to represent Jamaican ski team in Winter Olympics

Benjamin Alexander had formerly been a resident at the Robot Heart Soundsystem at Burning Man. But, in 2018, he stopped DJing in order to focus his time on becoming a professional skier.

Much like how Devon Harris, Dudley Stokes, Michael White, Freddy Powell, and Chris Stokes made history in 1988 as the first-ever Jamaican national bobsleigh team, Alexander will soon be making history by becoming the first athlete to represent the country in an alpine skiing event in the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics.

Having taken on skiing in 2015, Alexander doesn’t have a full-time coach. He qualified for Beijing after coming in seventh at the Cape Verde National Ski Championships, and will be competing in the men’s giant slalom on February 13. Alexendar is also the 15th person to qualify for the Olympics from Jamaica.

Stream Benjamin Alexander’s Burning Man set from 2014 below.

Robot Heart · Benjamin Alexander – Robot Heart – Burning Man 2014

Featured image: Stephen Shelesky & Noah Wallace

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