Brooklyn-based DJ/producer ILLEXXANDRA (http://illexxandra.com) brings a consistently fun party vibe, drawing from global bass, UK scenes, future sound, funk, and classic club culture. Her sets draw you in with innocent joy, smack you around with raw ferocity, and then set you down gently with deep musical knowledge. She’ll kill it with an hour of bangers, or take you on a five-hour journey into sound.
Illexxandra co-founded Tropic of Bass in Washington, DC, a powerhouse team of global music DJs now touring the East Coast of the US. She is a resident DJ at Vitamin B, New York’s longest running breakbeat party with an all-star list of guest talent, and at NYC’s McKittrick Hotel with Inyang Bassey and the Heathens band. Illexxandra is one half of the production duo Empire Breaks with DJ Shakey. She is also a resident DJ of Brooklyn’s legendary Rubulad warehouse party space, the Party Liberation Front in Richmond, Virginia, and member of the Plug 4 hip-hop/vinyl culture camp at Burning Man.
She has released tracks and remixes for Party Time Society, Sony Red, Rot10 Muzik, Peligrosa, Boogie Boutique, Cast-A-Blast Records/Blend Mishkin, Aceyalone, MC Zulu, Jon Kwest, Kuenta i Tambu, Gato Preto, Feral aka MC Kinky, and more, plus numerous cult-classic bootlegs. Her tracks were named as a best track of the year by TropicalBass.com, Most Underrated Music of the year by Marcus Dowling, and featured on BBC Radio 1. She has released mixtapes with Afropop Worldwide, Brooklyn Radio, Space Cowboys RIPEcast, the Armory Podcast, Brousse FM, Homoground, and RVA Magazine. Upcoming releases include remixes for HR of the Bad Brains, and for ZZK’s new imprint AYA Records.
Illexxandra has played throughout the world, from the East Coast’s best underground parties (House of Yes, Thunder Gumbo, JunXion, Gemini & Scorpio, PEX, BangOn, Winkel & Balktick, Bangarang), to major international venues, including The Room in Tokyo; Sound Channel and Union in Osaka; the Button Factory in Dublin; Webster Hall ballroom, Club Love, Space Ibiza NY, Pacha, the Ace Hotel, Verboten, Glasslands, Slake, APT, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music in NYC; the Rock & Roll Hotel and Tropicalia in DC; the Parish and the Enchanted Forest in Austin; 1015 Folsom, DNA Lounge, the Elbo Room, and Public Works in San Francisco; King King, The Echo, and El Cid in LA; the Freakeasy and the Metro in Chicago; the Coronet Theatre, the Dogstar, Shelter, and the Club Popozuda afterparty for Notting Hill Carnival in London among many others. Festival appearances include South By Southwest, Gathering of the Vibes, Mysteryland USA, Aquagirl Miami, PEX Summer Festival, Figment NYC and DC, Long Beach Funk Festival, Bombadillo Festival, Return to Roots, the ISA World Surfing Games in Costa Rica, and prominent sets over the last decade throughout Burning Man. She has DJ’d in the NYC Dance Parade, Coney Island Mermaid Parade, NYC Halloween Parade, and on the lead float in the NYC Pride March.