March 04, 2017 at Love + Propaganda in San Francisco.
If the current explosion of nightlife has revealed anything, it’s that some DJs move tickets and other DJs move bodies, and it is frequently the latter who is called upon in the most crucial of situations. Excel has proven himself time and time again in said capacity, drawing upon the rich musical heritage of his Philadelphia upbringing and a cultivated influence from the numerous DJ pioneers that Philly birthed into the culture. Now based out of Los Angeles’ fast-paced expanse, Excel’s rich stock has kept him in high demand amongst tastemakers and corporate clients like Nike and HBO and Playboy, in addition to regular appearances spanning every nightlife market between the coasts, including residencies in Las Vegas, Chicago, and Atlantic City. Inapnye his downtime, he produces house music with Baltimore’s DJ Impulse under the moniker ALFA PAARE, and the duo has performed in Japan and Europe. Currently represented by the Rich Group, arguably the most curated roster of DJs in the market, Excel is a veteran of Open Format programming, able to read a crowd and act accordingly by knowing what to play and when, whether it be the hottest anthem in the hood or the latest hit on Beatport or even the rarest break in the milkcrate.
Opening set by Ryan Lucero