AfroStep Returns to SoHo


AfroStep returns to SoHo for the April edition. Come jam to the best of Afro-inspired world music.

Live performance on the 1s and 2s as well as Electro Drum Maschine by Dj Xpect , Rab Bakari, and Special guests. Some live video mixing too :)


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Xpect Presents : Ignition 3 : World Electro


Dj Xpect has today announced release of the third installment of his ‘Ignition’ mix-tape series. Ignition 3: Electro Vs Percussio is an international mix that blends in hits from the electronic music world with other hits from the percussive world. Nu- Disco, Electro House, Afro- Carib, latin, Hiphop, Disco, Old Skool, e.t.c. are all represented. With some new, some classic, and some specially selected tunes, this is a very eclectic mix of music in which one would have never expected to hear Avicii, Bob Marley, Tupac, and Biggie all in one mix session. The mix is available for free download on Dj Xpect’s Soundcloud page . Enjoy!

Ignition 3 Soundtrack

1. Elliot- Roosevelt

2. Fifteen ( Oxford Remix) – Goldroom
3. Roman ( Oliver Remix)- Housse De Racket
4. Music Sounds Better With You- Stardust
5. September- Earth, Wind, and Fire
6. Lady- Modjo
7. Walking On A Dream ( Soulstar Re-drum mix)- Empire Of The Sun
8. Don’t Stop Dancing- Kaskade Feat. Haley & EDX
9. You And I ( Deadmau5 remix)- Medina
10. Malo- Avicii
11. Magalenha- Sergio Mendes
12. Party Hard- Donaeo
13. A Little Wine- Patrice Roberts
14.  Danza Kuduro ( Bachata Remix )- Pitbull
15. Suavemente- Elvis Crespo
16. Wake Me Up- Avicii
17. Animals- Martin Garrix
18. Clarity- Zedd F/ Foxes
19. Thinking About You- Calvin Harris  F/ Ayah Marar
20. Take me Home- Cash Cash
21. Never Say Goodbye- Hardwell & Dyro F/  Bright Lights
22. Kernkraft 400 ( chant mix ) – Zombie Nation
23. Follow The Leader- Soca Boyz
24. Iron Lion Zion- Bob marley
25. N***s In Paris- Jay Z, Kanye West
26. Pop That ( remix )- French Montana
27. So Many Girls- Dj Drama F/  Wale, Tyga, Roscoe Dash
28. Can’t Hold us- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis F/ Ray Dalton
29. Tom Ford- Jay Z
30. Notorious- Notorious B.I.G. Feat. Bone Thugs n Harmony
31. Bring The Pain- Tupac Shakur
32. Hard Knock Life- Jay Z
33. Don’t Speak- No Doubt


In an Afro Electronic Dance Music State Of Mind


Been under the radar lately and this is the main reason why…… I have been holed up in my studio creating some sort or Africanized Electronic Dance Music /remixes. This is part of me transforming from the usual Djing to live performance. To give you a better idea, my future sets will include the incorporation of my turntables, mixer, Ableton, Maschine, e.t.c…….for not only turntable work but live production and remixing :) . Below is a sampler with snippets of different stuff I have been working on in the studio. More coming soon as well as some singles I will be releasing.  If the plugin doesn’t show up in your browser, click on this link to listen to it on soundcloud. Cheers!



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(((((NEW RELEASE)))))) Dj Xpect Presents “IGNITION 2: An Afro House Session”

ignition_AfroHouse_WebGreetings!! and welcome to the 2nd installment of the ‘Ignition Experience’. What you can expect is a ride through Afro-House ( Primarily from Southern Africa) . From percussive to Soulful, a bit of each is touched here and there. As is with modern dance music, most of it is DJ/Producer driven but there are several stand alone acts too. Featured artists/producers/Djs are some of the household names on the scene as well as fast risers representing South Africa, Mozambique, Angola, and more. As is the norm, the sub-genre has more artists than a single session can cover so this may be the first Afro House Session, but not the last. Will have tons more headed your way. Hope you enjoy :)


Below is the track listing.


1. Qina- Dj Sbu F/ NaakMusiq
2. Khona- Uhuru F/Mafikizo
3. Ngqongqoshe- The Professor F/ Spikiri and Zakwe
4. Tsa Madebele- Oskido F/ Candy
5. Turn Around- Young Kalawa
6. One Night Stand- The Professor F/ Busiswa
7. Matimba- The Homeboyz
8. Sweetie My Lovie- Ishmael & Stoan
9. Bad Girl ( dmx) – Dama Do Bling
10. Phezukwayo- Yepy Do Mony
11. Woza Nana- Arthur J
12. JIKA ( Dj HP Afro Remix) – Dr. Malinga F/ Oskido
13. Angolano Kikola- Renato Xtrova
14. My Eish- Dama Do Bling
15. Lengoma ( Renato Xtrova Remix)- Zahara
16. Bum Bum ( Black Motion Remix)- Zakes Bantwini
17. Only Girl ( Dj Cesar & Renato Xtrova Remix)- Rihanna
18. Spiritual Love Affair- Bantu Soul
19. Believing ( Qness Remix)- UPZ & Kafele
20. Still- Liquideep
21. Heavenly Sent- Mi Casa
22. Supasta ( Djeff Afrozilla Remix)- Nomsa Mazwai
23. ((Bonus)) Party Rockers ( Dj Xpect Afrolectro Remix)- LMFAO


Dj Xpect Presents ‘Ignition’, An Afro Carib Live Mix

The Xiles’ Dj Xpect is back with a new live mix dubbed ‘ignition’. It is a journey into an eclectic Pan- African experience, with tunes from the motherland, Europe, North America and Latin America, as well as some remixes. It includes some brand new tunes as well as bangers. Some features artists include Kes The Band from trinidad, Dbanj from Nigeria, Musik Maestro, who are a Kenyan & Ugandan duo from the UK, The Funky Twinz, who are a UK Funky House group, Fuse ODG with the major hit ‘Antenna’, as well as quite a few South African hits. The mix is available for free download from soundcloud ( above) or at link .Below is the full track listing.

IGNITION: An Afro- Caribbean Experience. Dj Xpect

1. Ride All Night- Nando Griffiths ft Oxygen, Paashot ( Jamaica)
2. Pakurumo ( remix) – A’won Boyz ( USA/Nigeria)
3. Party Don’t Stop- Camp Mulla ( Kenya)
4. We Are One- Black Coffee F/ Hugh Masakela ( South Africa )
5. Casanova- Dj Cleo ( South Africa)
6. Lengoma- Dj Sbu F/ Zahara ( South Africa)
7. House Party- Musik Maestro ( UK/Kenya/Uganda )
8. Oliver – Dbanj ( Nigeria)
9. Oliver ( Rmx)- Linnah ( Tanzania )
10. Dami Duro- Davido ( Nigeria)
11. Hands Up- Dj Cleo ( South Africa)
12. Afrolectro- Dj Xpect ( US/Kenya)
13. Party Hard- Donaeo ( UK)
14. Bend Over- Machel Montano ( Trinidad)
15. Energy- Funky Twinz, Tribal Man Magz & Kay ( UK)
16. African Girls- K-Letta ( Kenya)
17. Ita Waiter- Madtraxx ( Kenya)
18. Sizohlangana Ku Facebook- ( South Africa)
19. Zulu Love Letter- Skomplazi F/ Dj Nkoh ( South Africa)
20. Birthday S*x (Remix)- Jeremih ( US)
21. Alone ( DaCosta Remix) – Liquideep ( South Africa)
22. Cooking-Enrique Benitez f/ Mia Mendez ( UK)
23. Sexy Sexy- Rudimental F/ May ( UK)
24. Antenna- Fuse ODG ( Ghana )
25. Danza Kuduro ( Bachata Remix)- Pitbull ( US/Cuba)
26. Danza Kuduro- Don Omar F/ Lucenzo ( US/ Dominican Republic )
27. Overdose- Dutch ( Zimbabwe)
28. Shut It Down- STL ( Kenya)
29. Windhoeck- Cabo Snoop ( Namibia)
30. Follow Me ( Drips Riddim )- Young Marcel ( Trinidad)
31. Party Zone ( Drips Riddim )- Rita Jones ( Trinidad)
32. Drink( Soca Remix)- Lil John, Machel Montano, LMFAO ( US/Trinidad )
33. Precision Wine- Kes The Band ( Trinidad)
34. On The Road ( Marcus Williams Road Remix)- Michele Xavier & Kes The Band ( Trinidad)
35. Keep It Going Louder- Major Lazer F/ Nina Sky ( US/Puerto Rico )
36. Boooo- Ms. Dynamite F/ Sticky ( UK/ Jamaica )



Dj Xpect is a New York based Dj/Producer ( natively from Kenya). He has performed in the industry  for 14 years and has not only performed at various venues around the world but also shared stage as Dj for several artists , most notably KRS One, K’naan, Warrior King, Mr. Easy, M.anifest and has worked alongside several artists within Hiphop , Reggae, and African music circles. Dj Xpect is also a former mix-show Dj for FM 89.9 KMOJ, Minneapolis. More info at . For booking, email or

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