Exile (producer)

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Birth name Aleksander Manfredi
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Underground hip hop, alternative hip hop
Occupation(s) Producer, DJ, rapper
Instruments Turntable, sampler, MPC
Years active 1995-present
Labels Dirty Science
Plug Research
Shaman Work
Sound in Color
Associated acts Emanon, Aloe Blacc, Blu & Exile, Blu, Fashawn, Dag Savage, Johaz, Blame One, Co$$
Website www.thedirtyscience.com/exile/

Aleksander Manfredi, better known by his stage name Exile,[1] is an American hip hop DJ, producer and occasional rapper.


His first record appearances were as a member of the hip hop duo Emanon with the rapper Aloe Blacc. They released various mixtapes, beginning in 1995 with "Stretch Marx" before releasing their first album, Anon & On. After 2002, Exile went on to release one more Emanon album, The Waiting Room (2005),[2] a solo album, Dirty Science (2006),[3] and another collaborative effort with the rapper Blu, Below the Heavens (2007).[4] Exile released two more solo albums, Radio in 2009[5] and 4TRK Mind in 2011.[6] 2013 saw the release of his instrumental album, Zip Disks & Floppies.[7]

Style and influences[edit]

Exile is known for "coarsely chopped beats" that give off "laid back soulful vibes".[8] He claims his influences to be the contemporary producers J Dilla, Jon Brion and Madlib.[9]


Studio albums[edit]

  • Dirty Science (2006)
  • Radio (2009)
  • Radio AM/FM (2010)
  • 4TRK Mind (2011)
  • Zip Disks & Floppies (2013)
  • E&J (2014) (with Johaz as Dag Savage)

Remix albums[edit]

  • Radio Bonus (2010)


  • Salvation (2012) (with Johaz as Dag Savage)
  • The Warning Tape (2014) (with Johaz as Dag Savage)


  • Radio AM/FM EP (2010)
  • Los Angeles 10/10 (2011) (with Free the Robots)
  • The Dag Savage EP (2013) (with Johaz as Dag Savage)


  • "Time Has Come" (2005)
  • "Stay Tuned" (2009)

Production credits[edit]


  1. ^ Krimper, Michael (April 13, 2010). "An MPC fiend at work". SF Bay Guardian. 
  2. ^ Warren, Jamin (March 20, 2005). "Emanon: The Waiting Room". Pitchfork Media. 
  3. ^ Jones, Kevin (December 2006). "Exile - Dirty Science". Exclaim!. 
  4. ^ P., Lewis (August 18, 2007). "Blu and Exile - Below the Heavens". Sputnikmusic. 
  5. ^ Woo, Andrea (February 2009). "Exile - Radio". Exclaim!. 
  6. ^ Matthews, Aaron (October 3, 2011). "Exile - 4TRK Mind". Exclaim!. 
  7. ^ Keyes, Tyler (September 4, 2013). "Album Stream: Exile "Zip Disks & Floppies"". Complex. 
  8. ^ "Exile: Dirty Science Review". CoolHunting.com. Retrieved March 6, 2008. 
  9. ^ "Featured Interview: Blu & Exile". IllRoots.com. Retrieved March 6, 2008. 

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