Exile (producer)

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Exile
Birth name Aleksander Manfredi
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Alternative hip hop, underground hip hop,
Occupation(s) Record producer, disc jockey, rapper
Instruments Turntable, sampler, MPC
Years active 1995–present
Labels Dirty Science
Plug Research
Shaman Work
Sound in Color
Associated acts Emanon, Blu & Exile, 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 music producer, disc jockey (DJ) and occasional rapper. Aside from his solo career, Exile is a member of the musical groups, Emanon alongside Aloe Blacc, as well as Blu & Exile.

Musical career[edit]

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]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Anon and On (with Aloe Blacc as Emanon)(2002)
  • The Waiting Room (with Aloe Blacc as Emanon)(2005)
  • Dirty Science (2006)
  • Below the Heavens ( Blu and Exile)(2007)
  • Radio (2009)
  • Radio AM/FM (2010)
  • 4TRK Mind (2011)
  • Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them ( Blu and Exile)(2012)
  • Zip Disks & Floppies (2013)
  • E&J (2014) (with Johaz as Dag Savage)
  • Dystopia (with Aloe Blacc as Emanon)(2016)

Remix albums[edit]

  • Radio Bonus (2010)

EPs[edit]

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

Mixtapes[edit]

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

Singles[edit]

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

Production credits[edit]

References[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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