Khalil is DJ and co-founder at both London’s Livin’ Proof and New Yorks Back To Life Parties. He's played shows and provided guest mixes for Boiler Room, NTS, Balamii Radio, Rinse fm, Kiss fm, BBC Radio 1 Xtra, the LOT Radio, and commissioned mixtapes for companies including iD online, Highsnobiety, Noisey, Redbull, UTTU, Hip Hop Connection Magazine, theFADER, Mr Hare, Mixcloud (clients include Sony BMG & Malibu), and Serato.
Khalil is a highly active and in demand DJ having played many premier clubs, brand & corporate events and festivals across the globe, taking in countries and cities including London, New York, Miami, Toronto, Hong Kong, Manila, India, Belarus, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France, Italy, Czech Republic, Norway, Budapest, Slovakia, Croatia, and beyond. He has played some of the most iconic world renowned venues including Fabric, Output, Webster Hall, The Guggenheim, Oval Space, Ministry of Sound, XOYO, Village Underground, Shepherds Bush Empire, Koko, Jazz Café, The Southbank Centre, and Kentish Town Forum. Exclusive upmarket venues including Nobu, Bungalow 8, Soho House, Ace Hotel, The Arts Club (Mayfair), The GQ Man of the year awards party at the Royal Opera House, and festivals including Magnetic Fields (India), Hip Hop Kemp (Czech Republic), Lovebox Festival, Pleasure Principle, Outlook (Croatia), Rinse Fm Festival and Secret Garden Party.
Khalil has shared the stage with many global acts and established artists including Kendrick Lamar, Anderson Paak, Macklemore, Craig David, Questlove, Mac Miller, Danny Brown, A$AP Rocky, Raekwon, Hudson Mohawke, Joey Badass, Pusha T, Kelis, Dom Kennedy, Atmosphere, Mobb Deep, Nicole Scherzinger, Laura Mvula, Slum Village, Foreign Beggars, Rodney P, Stretch Armstrong, Shy FX, Kano, Giggs, Idris Elba, Azaelia Banks, DJ EZ, Just Blaze, Sampha, NAO, Little Simz, Questlove, A-Trak, Justice, J Rocc, Scratch Perverts, Norman Jay, The Pharcyde, Wookie, Dj Yoda, Mayer Hawthorne, Massive Attack, Mr Hudson, Digitalism amongst many others
In the past few years, Livin' Proof has continued to grow with 2017 seeing the party celebrate it's 10th anniversary, consistently throwing parties in 700+ cap venues on a more than monthly schedule making it London's biggest regular Hip Hop event. Over the years LP has collaborated with Puma, Adidas, Soho House, NTS, Boiler Room & Box Fresh, and thrown even more parties with people like Giggs, Schoolboy Q, ASAP Ferg, Vashtie, Hudson Mohawke, Just Blaze, The Alchemist, Mobb Deep & Joey Badass.
Having relocated to NYC in 2015, Khalil alongside Pauli the PSM and Move Forward Music, launched the Back To Life party. The plan was simply to bring a slice of London's famed nightlife to New York City, and in a short space of time it became a permanent fixture and one of the most celebrated and loved club nights in the city. It has grown a reputation for showcasing some of London’s finest talent, a favourite event for New Yorks top DJs to play, and a space to hear new and exciting music. Guests of the party have included Sampha, Just Blaze, NAO, Dj Moma, Kojey Radical, Richard Russel (XL records), Dj Spinna, Idris Elba, Kindness, Donae'o, Roska, Budgie, 808INK, Alewya, DJ EZ, Eli Escobar, Eliza Doolittle, Daz-I-Kue, Stretch Armstrong, Clara Amfo, Jubilee, Melo-X & Jasmine Solano amongst others. Back To Life have additionally put on shows at Output, Rough Trade, Le Bain, Miami Art Basel at Soho House, Soho House New York, The Drake Hotel in Toronto, and played sets at The Guggenheim Museum, Everyday People NYC, Soulection's 7th year anniversary afterparty, been booked to support the likes of Craig David, AJ Tracey, Novelist, Dave, Kenny Dope and played the odd Bday party for the likes of Adwoa Aboah, Stella Maxwell and Martha Hunt ;) We also host a monthly show on Balamii Radio live from their NYC studio. Khalil also became weekly resident at the 1992 Party at Webster Hall alongside Vashtie, Deemehlow as part of the weekly House Party event (ended march '16), and has played venues and events including Everyday People, Art After Dark at the Guggenheim, Output, Le Bain, Baby's All Right, The Freedom Party, Red Rooster, Kinfolk 94, BB Kings, Soho House, Schimanski and Black Flamingo.
On the strength of the Back To Life party, Khalil was invited to be resident Dj and in charge of curating the club line ups at Louie & Chan (May 16 thru Dec 17), which has further enhanced his reputation within the New York Club scene. During his time in charge of programming and curating event’s he’s delivered a series of top talent performing at the venue, including the likes of Teddy Riley, J Rocc, Idris Elba, Questlove (The Roots / Jimmy Fallon), Bryan-Michael Cox (9 Grammy awards), Just Blaze, Stretch Armstrong, Skratch Bastid, Sosupersam (Soulection), Maseo (De La Soul), Laura Stylez (Hot 97), Grammy Nominated artists Mayer Hawthorne & Starro, amongst many underground stars and local and international DJs. Although leaving this role at the end of 2017, he still runs the weekly Shapes party that takes place every Friday at the venue.