RotPG – Xavier De Encisco (01/20/2012)

Xavier De Encisco

Xavier De Encisco

A longtime fixture of LA’s electronic music scene since 1991, Xavier has DJed at and promoted parties of all sizes, from lofts to sports arenas and everything in between, playing with legends of dance music.

He is currently the resident and architect of LOVEFIX, an LA event promotion collective dedicated to fostering an underground community, creating space, and dance. He’s also recognized as being a DJ/promoter turned scholar of his trade, since completing his Masters degree in Chicano Studies, and writing his thesis on LA’s rave scene during the 1990s from a Chicano perspective.

With a passion for academia and underground nightlife he’s been invited to speak at conferences bringing forth LA’s unique underground dance culture and contributing to Droid Behavior’s D-Node podcast series by interviewing David Alvarado for his DJ set.

Xavier is currently working on his own music production under the alias’s Código, Spanish word for “Code” and Ponyboy. In addition he’s collaborating with other LA artists and is set to release music later in 2012. With over 20 years of DJ experience Xavier’s musical style ranges from acid house to techno, to deep/dub while maintaining that underground sound that has characterized his sets. Known for his programming and seamless mixing skills he’s been fortunate to take his sound to other cities around the U.S and abroad from SF to Miami, Vancouver CA, London UK, Guadalajara MX, and points in between.

To listen to the show please click HERE.

Full Bio below:

About Riders of the Plastic Groove

With well over 20 years of DJ'ing experience, Dennis Simms has held residencies at famous clubs like Metropolis (Irvine, CA) C2K at The Venetian (Las Vegas, NV) and The Shark Club (Costa Mesa, CA). Dennis Simms has performed with world class talent such as Junior Vasquez, Taylor, Danny Tanaglia, Frankie Bones, Sandra Collins, Crystal Method, David Alvarado and DJ Pierre just to name a few. While at C2K, he has opened for Snoop Dogg, Digital Underground, Slick Rick and Doug E Fresh. Dennis was also a part of the So-Cal rave scene back in the 90’s while working with master of underground sound systems known as "Shredder" (aka Atlas Sound). Dennis Simms currently operates a long-standing radio show called "Riders of the Plastic Groove" (RotPG) that is dedicated in delivering the best in electronic music from all over the globe featuring world class DJ's oftentimes performing live sets on the weekly broadcast. The show airs every Friday night from 8pm - 10pm (PST) and broadcasts live and direct from the University of California (Irvine, CA) at KUCI 88.9fm and also streaming worldwide at You can also find KUCI streaming on iTunes under Public Radio / KUCI. RotPG, Orange County’s top rated electronic dance music show, features many styles of music such as breaks, house, electro, progressive, minimal, tech house, techno, trance and drum & bass. RotPG regularly hosts world class DJ's and producers such as Sasha, John Digweed, Paul Van Dyk, Taylor, Christopher Lawrence, Juan Atkins, Skylab 2000, Bassland, Electric Skychurch, Omar Santana, Scott Bradford (Lexicon Avenue), Tom Stephan, Fred De Neef, David Alvarado, Rachael Starr, Simply Jeff and Faust & Shortee just to name a few. To hear the finest in electronica from all spectrums of sound, tune in every Friday night to KUCI 88.9fm from 8pm to 10pm.

Posted on June 5, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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