DJ XEL is no stranger to electronic dance culture. This native Chicagoan started mixing old-skool funk and soul records at the age of 14. During the early years, DJ XEL teamed up with DJ Magic to rock house parties on the North Side of Chicago and later partnered with “the one and only DJ Sandy” to bring the Chicago and UK house sound to Florida as a resident DJ at Late Night Library and on 101.5 WXSR FM radio.

27 years later, DJ XEL is still rockin the Wheels of steel, spinning acid jazz, deep house, jacking house and everything in between, finding creative ways to bring music and people together. After a recent relocation to Minneapolis, DJ XEL has teamed up with Richy Rivera to play together under the name Deep Grooves, as well as throwing parties under the name SideStream Productions.

Past Shows


May
9
th
2014
Mainroom
May
9
th
2014
Mainroom

RIVERSIDE SOUL EXPERIENCE, MONTE HILLEMAN, DEMONICA FLYE and more!

with BROWNIE’S OUTRAGEOUS PIZZA PARTY OF 1997, DJ XEL, Jake Encinas and more!
Dec
20
th
2013
Mainroom
Dec
20
th
2013
Mainroom

GET TOGETHER 2

HOLIDAY HOUSE MUSIC PARTY
with BRYAN GERRARD, DJ XEL, DJ Fresko and more!
Aug
24
th
2013
GET TOGETHER: A TWIN CITIES HOUSE MUSIC PARTY
Aug
24
th
2013
GET TOGETHER: A TWIN CITIES HOUSE MUSIC PARTY

GET TOGETHER

A TWIN CITIES HOUSE MUSIC PARTY
with Aaron Bliss, Easyrider, Chuck Love and more!
Dec
29
th
2012
The Record Room
Dec
29
th
2012
The Record Room

HotDish

with JOHN BENSON, EvL E, MATT MOXX and more!
Sep
3
rd
2011
The Record Room
Sep
3
rd
2011
The Record Room

HotDish, BLACK and Lady D

with Nate Laurence, j matthews and DJ XEL

More Shows

May
15
th
The Fitzgerald Theater
Sold Out

An Evening with
They Might Be Giants

Nov
13
th
First Avenue
postponed

Shellac

with Loki's Folly
Oct
28
th
The Fitzgerald Theater
canceled

Kronos Quartet and Terry Riley

Mar
14
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

An Evening with
Gaelic Storm