A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME
Khalil is co-founder and DJ at London’s seminal Hip Hop party Livin’ Proof. He's played Boiler Room sets, NTS shows and mixtapes for trend setting publications Highsnobiety, I-D, Noisey, Serato, Mixmag and radio mixes for Rinse Fm, BBC Radio 1xtra and Kiss Fm, played Livin’ Proof shows and club sets in London’s finest venues including XOYO, Village Underground, Fabric and Plastic People, to the trendsetting clubs of East London, and upmarket venues Nobu, Bungalow 8, Shoreditch House and The Arts Club Mayfair. He’s DJ’ed across the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Prague, Oslo, New York, Glasgow, Budapest, Belarus, Hong Kong and the Philippines, and festivals including Hip Hop Kemp (Czech Republic), Lovebox, Pleasure Principle, Outlook (Croatia) and Secret Garden Party.
Khalil has shared the stage with many global acts including Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Macklemore, Schoolboy Q, A$AP Ferg, Hudson Mohawke, Kelis, J Rocc, Just Blaze, De La Soul, A Trak, Massive Attack, Danny Brown, Joey Bada$$, Lil Kim and Pusha T, and is tour DJ for UK rapper Shystie.
Having relocated to New York City in 2015, Khalil started the monthly Back to Life party alongside Pauli Lovejoy and Move Forward Music, bringing London vibes to NYC, and has featured guests including Sampha, NAO, Dj Moma, Just Blaze, Idris Elba, Kindness, Donae'o, Stretch Armstrong, Daz-I-Kue, Roska & Dj Spinna, and put on shows with DJ EZ at Output, Little Simz at Rough Trade and an Afropunk After Dark Party with Kojey Radical. Khalil also played weekly 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, Blur's after party, The Freedom Party, Red Rooster, Kinfolk 94, BB Kings, Soho House and Paul's Baby Grand.
Adidas • Nike • GQ Man of the Year Awards • Sony BMG • Converse • Mr Hare • Red Bull • Mixmag • blur • The Guggenheim • Mother NYC • Trapstar • Puma • Alife • Boiler Room • The FADER • French Connection • River Island • Maje • Sneakers N Stuff • New Era • BBC Radio 1xtra • Crepe City • Boxfresh
LINKS & PRESS BITS
LIVIN' PROOF • MIXCLOUD • BOILER ROOM • I-D ONLINE • The FADER • HIGHSNOBIETY • TIME OUT • RINSE FM • RED BULL • NOISEY • OKAYFUTURE • SERATO • LP x BOILER ROOM • HYPETRAK • CLASH • CRACK MAGAZINE • LP x NOISEY • LP 8th BDAY MIX • PIGEONS & PLANES • FADER x NEW ERA