8.17.12 | SULTRY FT. DJ XL | MOSAIC LOUNGE (RALEIGH)
The summer is starting to wind down! Time to grab that last bit of sun and beach time. Also it is that time to get out and let loose before school starts up and before the vacation time is all gone! Let us help you get that enjoyment bug fulfilled on August 17TH!
As you know, “summer of Sultry” has been pumping and thanks to you all, it has been a huge success! Now it is time to bring you one more round for this finale! Prepare yourselves for one of Chicago’s heavy hitters! This DJ knows what it takes to keep your soul alive and keep you wanting more! Show your support for one of Mosaic’s favorite guest DJs. Give it up for no other than DJ XL (Large / Defected Records / Chicago)! Support on the patio by the Triangles own hometown heroes, DJ Pangean, Brian SD, and Gary “Jack Master” Wallace!
• DATE: August 17, 2012
• TIME: 9pm (PATIO) – 2AM
• ENTRY: 5.00 Cover
517 W. JONES ST.
RALEIGH, NC 27603
919.829.5886 | http://www.mosaiclounge.com
XL: “As early as age 10, XL (a.k.a. Khristaan Hillard) was captured by the deep grooves and beats of the underground. Listening to the Hott Mixx 5 from his bedroom on the South Side of Chicago, he would practice his dance moves and feel the music in his soul. As the House Music movement grew, so did XL. By the age of 16, he was sneaking into the music box to watch early legends like Farley Jackmaster Funk tear up the party. This fueled an uncontrollable passion within him to take to the decks himself. In addition to various DJ’s that inspired him, XL also attributes other musical styles like R&B, Jazz, and Gospel
“House Music first touched me through the Spirit of Dance. It was through the spirit and the vibe that made you feel like no matter what was happening in your life you always felt like you were a part of something special. That’s what influenced me to go deeper into the Movement, not just through dance, but also by playing the music; expressing back the love that was given to me through the sounds of House Music. Musically my life was affected many ways through artists such as Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Prince and Roy Ayers. I also have been inspired by turn table legends Gene Hunt (Gene, by the way, is responsible for my first major gig), Mark Grant, Dimitri From Paris and Malcolm Charles. I have been ‘in this’ for almost 20 years now and over that time have been touched by many beautiful things, beautiful people and beautiful music, and by this feel truly blessed. I hope in the next 20 years I can give back all that House Music has given me.”