08/25/14

New York City Labor Day Weekend Kickoff Bash : La Linea Lounge : Dj Xpect, Dj Cam

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La Linea Lounge and TheXiles invite you to kick off the big holiday weekend this Thursday at La Linea Lounge, 15 1st Avenue  with Djs Xpect and Dj Cam who will be holding down the turntables from 7pm till close, playing Classic to Urban hits from the 80s all through the 00s along with some special Dancehall and Afro sets.
No door cover and La Linea has lined up for you 1/2 off drinks at the bar until 9pm followed by drink specials all night :)
We look forward to see you. If any questions, feel free to email contact @ thexiles.com  Hashtag #helladopenyc  . Cheers!!!
www.thexiles.com
06/4/14

AfroStep : Festival Of Nations Edition || A Pre- World Cup Party

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Salutations!!

AfroStep, a premier monthly World Music experience in New York City returns this Saturday ( usually held every 1st Saturday of the month ) and our June edition is a special one……The Festival Of Nations : A Pre- World Cup Experience. This will be held at the new Meridian 23 Lounge ( 161 West 23rd St )on Saturday June 7th . It will feature  percussionists and guest djs playing tastes of music from around the world. Feel free to rep your team jerseys or colors. Door cover is $10 but if you RSVP full name to contact@thexiles, you will be added to our special guest list to pay $5 until 11:30. We will continue to update you with the lineup and program on the site ( www.thexiles.com) .  Feel free to email back or text 929 228 8995 if you have any questions or would even like to be part of this event.

Best Regards,

TheXiles

05/22/14

NYC||Memorial Wkd|| Afro Parties|| Madiba Brunch Party || Meridian 23 Party|| Dj Xpect || Liondub

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SATURDAY MAY 24TH: Daytime Brunch Party @ Madiba Restaurant, BK
FROM 2PM : 
Dj Xpect will be on the turntables at Madiba in Brooklyn, throwing down some nice
AfroHouse, Deep, Nu Disco, Feel Good, and more tunes.
Apart from the great eats, the kind folks at Madiba will be offering $5 Tusker Beer and $5 Boerewors
( South African Sausage )
Late night plan to be given at the event. Looking forward to seeing you there, and even if headed elsewhere,
do stop by for a quick bite and drink first.
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SUNDAY MAY 25TH : (( Night )) AfroPulse Memorial Sunday Bash, Meridian 23, Manhattan
This Sunday, Xpect and LionDub reunite on the 1s and 2s at new Manhattan hotspot Meridian 23,
along with a live percussionist, to rock the AfroPulse Memorial Sunday Party.
Expect World music, cool folks, and lots of dancing.
Doors open 8pm. Free entry for all before 9pm, $15 after. You may rsvp to contact@thexiles.com
for free entry until 11:30pm .
If you have any questions, feel free to email us or text 929 228 8995.
Regards!!

 

 

 

 

04/26/14

NEW MIX || Afro House || Kuduro || Dj Xpect ||

We’re glad to share with you a new Kuduro/Afro House Mix by Dj Xpect. Featuring the hottest Kuduro bangers out and more. Free download. This is an extension of the Ignition 2 mixtape released last year.
We will also work on getting some video mixes for y’all. As always, thank you for your support :)
 More info on the next AfroStep party soon. Cheers!
The Xiles
Contact: contact@thexiles.com

 

03/26/14

AfroStep Soho Returns!! next Friday:: April 4th 2014

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AfroStep returns to SoHo for the April edition. Come jam to the best of Afro-inspired world music.

Live performance on the 1s and 2s as well as Electro Drum Maschine by Dj Xpect , Rab Bakari, and Special guests. Some live video mixing too :)

FREE ENTRY WITH RSVP to contact@thexiles.com

Check Xpect out at Http://soundcloud.com/djxpect

 

 

 

03/6/14

NEW YORK AFRO PARTIES, SXSW, AFRO-ELECTRONIC PRODUCTION, MORE

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GREETINGS!!!
We have some updates for you :)
PARTIES
First, we’d like to thank all who showed up for the SoHo AfroStep Party at Papatzul in SoHo. Was a blast partying with you as always,  and we look forward to seeing you at the next one coming up, which will be in April. We have had to postpone this month’s AfroStep  as a good number  of the AfroStep team will be tied up between music conferences in Africa and the upcoming South By Southwest Music Festival in Austin. If however you are looking to party this weekend, our good pals at OkayAfrica have a party for you this Saturday at a new Manhattan hotspot ‘ The 303 at Louie and Chan’ and will be featuring some great African music by great deejays, some of who we have worked with alot in the past. You can find more info here. http://www.okayafrica.com/2014/03/03/electrafrique-nyc-march-okayafrica-presents/
SXSW
If you will be attending the much coveted Annual South By SouthWest Conference in Austin, Texas between March 7th and March 16th, Some of our family will be out there. Rab Bakari ( CEO , Mixerpot ) and Buddha Blaze ( CEO Spark Africa) who are part of our extended family will be hosting a dope panel on the  Afro Electronic music. Here is more info http://schedule.sxsw.com/2014/events/event_MP20929
PRODUCTION
Speaking of Afro Electronic Music, one of our deejays ‘Dj Xpect’ , who has been quietly dabbling in experimental music creation behind the scenes for years  has now began moving more into the live production space whereby he incorporates traditional turntablism and live production/remixing of music. He has promised to provide us with video that will take us behind the scenes as he puts together the music as well as fill us in on some big names he has lined up for a soon to be released Afro Electronic EP.
Feel free to check out some of his Afro Electronic productions as well as mixes at http://soundcloud.com/djxpect .
You could also check out his experimental electronic music production that he does under the moniker “Broadway Pete” at http://soundcloud.com/broadwaypete
Last but not least, we would like to thank you for your continued patronage since 2009. We are planning to host a 5th year birthday celebration later this year .
Be Blessed!
PS: Congrats to our homegirl Lupita Nyong’o on the Oscar Win!! “No Matter Where You Are From, Your Dreams Are Valid”~Lupita.
Best,
TheXiles
http://www.thexiles.com
01/17/14

The Monthly AfroStep Relaunches/Xpect HomeComing…….SoHo……Superbowl Wkd Sat…Feb 1st

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Greetings ,

We are glad to announce a great event coming up in a few weeks. On Saturday February 1st, not only are we relaunching AfroStep, our Monthly International party, but on the same night, we will also be hosting Dj Xpect’s Homecoming party. He was out of the country deejaying in the motherland over the ‘just-concluded’ holidays , and is back in the city.

MUSIC TO EXPECT: Global Afro-Inspired tunes + more…Afro/Carib/Latin/Anglo/Francophone/Disco/House/Electro ….It’s the ULTIMATE International Party with some of the coolest international folk ( take a peep at the soundcloud mixes below )

SELECTORS:
Host deejay Xpect ( http://soundcloud.com/djxpect ) and legendary guest Rab Bakari, who played an integral role in the creation of the popular Hiplife Music from Ghana, and who also cut it up on the turntables with Wu- Tang Clan and Def Jam, in the 90s.

LOCATION:

AfroStep will be hosted at Papatzul’s in the trendy SoHo district of Manhattan. 55 Grand Ave ( Canal and Grand ) Doors 9pm. Dress to impress

Event is an RSVP-ONLY event for which you must email contact@thexiles.com your full name . The list is limited and will close out once we have reached a targeted small number.

It also happens to be Superbowl weekend so you already know the city will be pretty festive. RSVP asap to secure your spot on the list, as once it closes, there is no ‘pay entry’ guarantee.

For more info, feel free to e-mail contact@thexiles.com or txt 929 228 8995. Cheers!

In the meantime, enjoy the last two Ignition mixtapes from Xpect. Free download too

12/30/13

Announcing the 2nd Annual #NYC2NBO Jam in Nairobi, Kenya. Sat Jan 4th @Skylux Lounge

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After a successful Jetset 4 bash at Treehouse Nightclub in Nairobi, theXiles team is glad to announce that the 2nd installment of the #NYC2NBO Jam will be returning to Skylux Lounge in Westlands, Nairobi for a 2nd year and will go down this Saturday ( Jan 4th ).  Start off your first weekend of 2014 in a New York State of Mind vs Nairobi State of Mind experience.

On the Decks will be our very own DJ Xpect from NYC with guests. From Nairobi will be Dj Stretch along with guests. The bash will be hosted by former US Based DJ and Skylux Lounge proprietor Amor .Doors open 9pm, free entry for all ladies before Midnight. Cover 300 Kshs.

Follow hashtag #NYC2NBO for any updates , giveaways, and specials. Cheers!

Expect a musical journey from newly released to classics…….Hiphop to Disco, Funk to Electro, Trance to AfrHouse, Dancehall to Bachata…..an all round eclectic experience.

For any questions, feel free to email contact@thexiles.com

@the_xiles

08/22/13

(((((NEW RELEASE)))))) Dj Xpect Presents “IGNITION 2: An Afro House Session”

ignition_AfroHouse_WebGreetings!! and welcome to the 2nd installment of the ‘Ignition Experience’. What you can expect is a ride through Afro-House ( Primarily from Southern Africa) . Prom percussive to Soulful, a bit of each is touched here and there. As is with modern dance music, most of it is DJ/Producer driven but there are several stand alone acts too. Featured artists/producers/Djs are some of the household names on the scene as well as fast risers representing South Africa, Mozambique, Angola, and more. As is the norm, the sub-genre has more artists than a single session can cover so this may be the first Afro House Session, but not the last. Will have tons more headed your way. Hope you enjoy :)

 

Below is the track listing.

IGNITION 2::

1. Qina- Dj Sbu F/ NaakMusiq
2. Khona- Uhuru F/Mafikizo
3. Ngqongqoshe- The Professor F/ Spikiri and Zakwe
4. Tsa Madebele- Oskido F/ Candy
5. Turn Around- Young Kalawa
6. One Night Stand- The Professor F/ Busiswa
7. Matimba- The Homeboyz
8. Sweetie My Lovie- Ishmael & Stoan
9. Bad Girl ( dmx) – Dama Do Bling
10. Phezukwayo- Yepy Do Mony
11. Woza Nana- Arthur J
12. JIKA ( Dj HP Afro Remix) – Dr. Malinga F/ Oskido
13. Angolano Kikola- Renato Xtrova
14. My Eish- Dama Do Bling
15. Lengoma ( Renato Xtrova Remix)- Zahara
16. Bum Bum ( Black Motion Remix)- Zakes Bantwini
17. Only Girl ( Dj Cesar & Renato Xtrova Remix)- Rihanna
18. Spiritual Love Affair- Bantu Soul
19. Believing ( Qness Remix)- UPZ & Kafele
20. Still- Liquideep
21. Heavenly Sent- Mi Casa
22. Supasta ( Djeff Afrozilla Remix)- Nomsa Mazwai
23. ((Bonus)) Party Rockers ( Dj Xpect Afrolectro Remix)- LMFAO