07/03/2016. Via Capital FM News http://capitalfm.co.ke
Official Alicia Keys Remix of ‘In Common’ :
African music seems to be on an unstoppable rise in recent months with numerous signings of African acts to major record labels, massive collaborations such as Drake and Wizkid, and more!
Enlisted by Sony/RCA records and multi-platinum artiste Alicia Keys, Xpect – renown Kenyan DJ/Producer based in USA has produced one of only three official remixes of Alicia’s latest hit single ‘In Common’ for her remix EP Album.
Released on July 1st , Alicia’s hubby and celebrated producer/artist Swizz Beatz also started a Twitter poll on top Alicia Keys ‘In Common’ remixes and Xpect’s remix emerged as favorite, trumping among other well known producers – Black Coffee, Kenny Dope and Lil Silva.
Based in New York City, Xpect has consistently produced remixes of pop and urban music to a signature sound he coined as AfroElectronic since the early 2000s and recent remixes of his have been of hit songs such as Fat Joe’s “All The Way Up” and Desiigner’s “Panda” hit song.
His sound, encompassing elements of electronic music and percussive Afro instruments has been under the radar for several years, only showing up in remixes, until he began posting captivating sound and visual clips on his Instagram page in the last year or two , resulting in great interest from avid followers of new music. This also led to an official invite to showcase at the SXSW Festival in Austin 2016 by Digiwaxx .
No newcomer to the limelight, Xpect has over the years broken several barriers in music achievement for Africans in the diaspora such as being one of the first African Deejays to spin on urban radio in the US as a live mix show turntablist. He has also manned the turntables live in concert for Hiphop legend KRS One , and deejayed alongside other notable acts such as Questlove of the Legendary Roots crew,
Widely known for working round the clock, Xpect, who is also a student at Harvard University’s extension school, has begun to release music from his arsenal of hundreds of tracks and just released a new AfroElectronic EP Album called “Nomadic Soul’ ,a futuristic Afro Dance single called ‘Future Afro’, and under an alias ‘DreamSlo’ has released an electronic chillout/hiphop instrumental album called “New York State Of Chill” out on iTunes. This is all in addition to a shortfilm music video montage called ‘The AfroElectronic Sound’(below )
His near future plans include tour dates, collaborative projects, and humanitarian efforts . Right now, he is in production talks with other unnamed major US label signees for production work as well as scores for TV and film.
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Full Stream of Xpect’s new album “Nomadic Soul” , which was a featured album on itunes below . The AfroElectronic Sound