K-Alexi is one of those jocks who has been around for long enough in all the right places that his sets now seem to effortlessly exude his roots, talents and ambitions. With deep, deep releases spanning the last sixteen years, K-Alexi (Keith Alexander Shelby) has worked alongside the likes of house OGs Larry Heard and Robert Owens, and pop acts like the Pet Shop Boys and Will Smith. His DJ sets are technically impeccable house clinics, but they seem to hit their stride when peppered with fun gems and nuggets dug from his crates, from the Clash to hip-hop, to disco back to house… and all served up with the same graceful and cheerful presence K-Alexi seems to exude effortlessly. And yes, that was his name being checked a few years back in Daft Punk’s spoken-homage-word-track “Teachers.” (Duke Shin)
August 27 at Betty’s.