Username: Xan173 Age: 43 Gender: Male Location: Bristol, United Kingdom Date Joined:
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I've been DJ'ing on and off since 1984. In those days I was predominantly listening to R&B and Hip Hop. My first contact with a wider world of music came from Busta Brooker's saturday night R&B show on radio Orwell and copies of Blues and Soul. Eventually I managed to convince my parents to allow me to fit a massive FM aerial to the roof of our house so I could pick up Capital and BBC Radio London, DJ's of note back then were Steve Allen, Robbie Vincent, Dave Pearce & Tim Westwood. At the age of 15 I was making frequent 140 mile round-trips to the import Hip Hop specialist Groove Records in Greek Street, Soho, London to buy the tunes that were impossible to get from Woolworths in a small seaside town in Essex. My first live gigs were midday sets at a holiday camp in Clacton-on-Sea. I'd managed to stike up a friendship with the middle-aged residents, based on my lending them loads of upfront tunes, in return they vouched for me on my DMC membership application and I started playing for them on a no-pay basis. These progressed into paid evening sets where I often had the dubious pleasure of playing "Holiday" by Madonna on request but also got to sneak in a disco classic or two like "Jingo" by Candido (Salsoul). I later hooked up with some other local DJ's, they had a record shop and their own 40k mobile rig. The highlights of this period were playing Chicago house & R&B at annual Karate conventions, we always had a superb crowd and would use a 6 deck, 3 mixer setup to fully exploit the talents of the three of us who could scratch, cut and mix. I played a few gigs for my college and took a break from it all when I went to University (I became a bit of a grunge fiend and to this day still appreciate rock & metal). In search of work I left Essex and moved to Swindon. My biggest mistake at the end of all that was selling my entire collection of 12"s & Lp's to a mate for £100 (about 500 in all, ranging from original pairs of Hashim "al naafiysh" right up to Double99 "ripgroove" - I know, utter madness). This was at a time when I needed the space in my house and thought that my DJ'ing days were over. I would probably never have played again if it were not for the group of friends which I shall refer to as da Swindon Massive. This group of funksters were true clubbers in my mind, up for music and able to go all night. The after parties followed and a few of the massive had decks; I had to have a go, for old times sakes you know. Before I knew it I was hooked again. I went out and bought what must be my 4th pair of decks and started to rebuild my vinyl collection... Shortly after I joined up with Simon Carson and together we formed KY in Feb 2001. We played both as residents and guests at various venues, including one of my old favorites Glasshouse in Blackfriars London for Juice. Having built up a reputation and achieved what I wanted to on a personal level my drive to continue playing clubs died off and I stopped completely around 2004. This time I kept all my kit and vinyl though ;) I now live in Bristol. I guess I can say - "Been there, done that, wore the needle out".
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My MediaDJ Xander (Xan173) May I by Xan173uploadedDJ Xander (Xan173) Southwest Family Jam 4 by Xan173uploaded
Latest Mix for the Southwest Southport Weekender Family, all now looking forward to SPW49.
You'll be needing your dancing shoes for this one, 100% uptempo funky house!
As ever, please stop by and like my Facebook page if you'd like to know when my latest mix is available.DJ Xander (Xan173) Through Soul we become Deep by Xan173uploadedDJ Xander (Xan173) Southwest Family Jam 3 by Xan173uploadedDJ Xander (Xan173) Southwest Family Jam 2 by Xan173uploadedHi everyone, it's been a while I know.
A testing and difficult time which has seen real highs and lows for me. Our poorly cat Bryan passed away, but a few weeks ago we adopted a dog called Stewie. The Southwest Fam had an awesome time at our SPW reunion which featured Joey Negro, Sean McCabe and Steve Butler on the decks and I've been feeling on the rise ever since.
Anyway, I've had a break and this is my first mix for some weeks. Lots of new tracks, enjoy.Superfly Dragon High (June 2012) by Xan173uploadedHere's a nice and mellow mix of mid-tempo soulful house. This one goes out to the Southwest SPW Family, DJBOSS, DJ John Joseph, Dtexboston, reffmaster, Maurji, bobby culture, Kumiko, Exit-Point, Sir Billy Onions, Bob Povey and everyone else who lives with the spirit of House inside their Souls.
Peace, Unity, Love & Having Fun.
The Cat Came Back (Bryan's Recovery Mix) June 2012 by Xan173uploadedThis Mix starts Soulful and ends Deep. It is named to celebrate the recovery of our cat Bryan who we nearly lost to diabete's. He's a tough old fella and been with us for 11 years, through all the music, parties and good times. He's coming home to us today. Purr-fect!
Seb Skalski Ft. Mateusz Krautwurst - Good Vibrations
Anthony Fennel Ft. Maiya - I Need Love
Mustafa Ft. Lisa Millett - Wake up Everybody
Edmund Ft. Sascha D'flame - Move Your Body
Kitchen Garden - On a Dance
Soulmagic - Someone Like You
Pete Le Freq - The Pearl
Ray Briones & Hardmix - Funky Beatbox
Hardmix - Music
Soild Groove - Sunday Jackin'
Vincenzo - Seduction
Spiritual Blessing Ft. Su Su Bobien - Miami 2012 Works
Lee McDonald I'll do anything for You (Xander Santoz Mix) by Xan173uploadedSouthwest Family Jam #1 by Xan173uploadedSouthwest Family Jam #1
Soulful through funky, funky through deep. This mix goes out to the Southwest SPW family.
Freely downloadable as always. If sharing please link back to my page, thank you.
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DJ Xander (Xan173) Power House May 2012 (A Weekender Warm Up) by Xan173uploadedMore upfront Soulful & Funky House for your aural pleasure. Props to Purple Music whose MWMC sampler is an essential purchase right now, and I feature several tracks in this session. I named this one in reference to all the funksters who'll be heading to Minehead for the Southport Weekender 48 - you lucky, lucky people.
As ever, this mix is downloadable. Please leave comments and "like" my FB page - Thanks.
My Gear / Equipment
N.I. Kontrol S2, Kontrol F1, Traktor 2.5 Pro, Sony MDR-V700, KRK Rokit 6's, Akai LPD8
Whats In My Record Bag
Murray mints and some tissues.
I'll try to listen to ur mixes more. I do not get on the site as much as I'd like to. Peace!DJBOSS13
Thanks bro!DJ John Joseph
hey mate thanks for the follow :) cool name!Dtexboston
You're welcome, keep bringing the vibe.reefmaster
Just Discovered your mixes Xander.And it seems we grew up in the same era,Radio London Robbie Vncent,those were the days with the street sound comps.Any way enough of going down memory lane.Love your style and look forward to more of your soulful,funky mixes in the future.Xan173
Please visit my FB page and "Like", thanks everyone :) http://www.facebook.com/djxan173Dj Soultan
Hi Xander, thank you for listening my last mix.It is greatly appreciated. -- much Love :)Andreas R
Thanks for the add! That is some really solid mixes you got going there :) Good stuff, good stuff..«1»
Lenny Fontana, MAW, Ann Nesby, Inaya Day. Shout out to Mike at http://www.spiritofhouse.com
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