Brooklyn-based DJ/producer ILLEXXANDRA (illexxandra.com) brings a consistently fun party vibe, drawing from the worlds of funk, UK future sound, global bass, electro swing, 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 has played all over the world, from the East Coast’s best underground parties (Thunder Gumbo, House of Yes, Gemini & Scorpio, BangOn, Winkel & Balktick, Bangarang, No Man’s Land, the JunXion), to major international venues (including The Room in Tokyo; Sound Channel and Union in Osaka; the Button Factory in Dublin; Club Love, Space Ibiza NY, Pacha, the Ace Hotel, Verboten, Glasslands, Slake, and APT in NYC; the Rock & Roll Hotel and Tropicalia in DC; the Parish 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 in Chicago; the Coronet Theatre, the Dogstar, Shelter, and the Club Popozuda afterparty for Notting Hill Carnival in London among many others), and festivals (SXSW, Gathering of the Vibes, Mysteryland, Long Beach Funk Festival, Return to Roots, and the ISA World Surfing Games in Costa Rica).
She has released tracks and remixes for Party Time Society, Rot10 Muzik, Peligrosa, Boogie Boutique, Cast-A-Blast Records/Mishkin, MC Zulu, Feral aka MC Kinky, Jon Kwest, Kuenta i Tambu, Gato Preto, DJ Tack & DJ Tamalero, and Jaymay, and numerous cult-classic bootlegs. Her tracks were named best track of 2011 by TropicalBass.com, one of 2011’s Most Underrated Music 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.
ILLEXXANDRA has shared stages (played immediately alongside, before, or after) with artists as diverse as Big Freedia, An-ten-nae, Fort Knox Five, MC Zulu, Lyrics Born, J Boogie, Ali B, Kraddy, Hank Shocklee, DJ Zinc, Deekline, DJ Icey, ill.Gates, Feral / MC Kinky, Love & Light, Stanton Warriors, DJ Dan, Diva Danielle, Syd Gris, Thomas Blondet, Joro Boro, DJ Orion, Zuzuka Poderosa, Sonido Martines, Heyoka, Marty Party, Quantic, Brooklyn Shanti, DJ Ageishi, Hellfire Machina, Zach Moore, QDUP, Motion Potion, Jubilee, DJ Manny, and Ursula 1000.
She has played all over the Burning Man festival, including the coliseum at Root Society, Funky Town, Dustfish, Basshenge, PEX, Kostume Kult, Disorient, Nexus, Burners Without Borders, BMIR, Dirty Beetles/Black 22s, Black Rock Boutique, Tsunami Bass Experience, Pedal Bump, and Brulee, as well as the arts cars the Janky Barge, Icarus, the Bump Bed, A Cavallo, the Dodo, and the Nautilus. She has played prominent sets at regional Burning Man-related events Transformus, PEX Summer Festival, Playa del Fuego, Frostburn, Freeform Festival, Decompression in NYC and Chicago, and Figment NYC and DC.
ILLEXXANDRA plays for LGBTQ advocacy events, most recently at the Southern Comfort Conference in Florida, the IHI Therapy Center Masquerade Ball Fundraiser, and for the Stonewall Community Development Corporation which facilitates housing for LGBTQ seniors. She plays for women’s events, including Pussypower in Brooklyn, Hot Rabbit in Manhattan, and the Athena Collective. She teaches music production at the Lower Eastside Girls Club, and coaches bands at the Willie Mae Rock Camp For Girls.
ILLEXXANDRA is a resident DJ at Vitamin B, New York’s longest running regular breakbeat party, and at Tropic of Bass in Washington, DC. She plays regularly at the Heath at the McKittrick Hotel with the all-star Heathens band. She is also a resident of the infamous and long-running Rubulad party, a core DJ of the Mischief DC crew, and member of the Plug 4 camp at Burning Man.