XOXA (pronounced ex-oh-ex-ay) is a Brooklyn based queer collective of DJs founded in 2017 by Kira Ibañez. Currently they are releasing weekly Blend mixes on their SoundCloud from women & queer DJs (& select allies) from around the globe. With 4 residents based in NYC and 1 in the UK they have a global presence across the world. They throw a monthly party Synergy at Jupiter Disco in Brooklyn once a month along with larger events at rotating venues around the city. Their mission is to provide a supportive platform for women and LGBTQ+ artists to perform while creating an intentional party space for everyone that prioritizes women, non binary and trans individuals. You can follow @xoxanyc on Resident Advisor Instagram SoundCloud and Facebook for more information on upcoming events and projects.
XOXA works with many talented guest DJs, performers and artists locally, nationally and internationally. Past guests have included BLACK GIRL / WHITE GIRL, Harry Gay, Whitney Day, LADYMONIX, Russell E.L. Butler, Analog Soul, Will Automagic & Nita Aviance (The Carry Nation), Dee Diggs, Boo Lean, Alexis Curshé, Veblen Defect and hundreds of talented local and global DJs. Their parties feature a wide range of electronic sounds but often focus on high energy emotional sets and heavy club dance music, rarely constraining themselves to one genre.
In December 2021 they collaborated with Madrid based queer collective Others to the Front to throw a party in Spain. They have also completed two UK tours including well known venues & parties such as Egg LDN, Dalston Superstore, VFDalston, Netil Radio, Rumpus party, Cabaret Voltaire & Shoot your Shot. You can catch them often playing on The Lot Radio and on their two UK based radio residencies; EHFM & AAJA.
XOXA has held parties and residencies at well known NYC venues such as Nowadays, Le Bain, Good Room, Black Flamingo, Elsewhere, House of Yes, Jupiter Disco, Bossa Nova Civic Club, Mood Ring, Heaven or Las Vegas, Bogart House and more. They have been featured in The New York Times, Time Out NY, Go Mag, DoNYC, Bushwick Daily.
Photo by Jeremy Allen (New York Times)
Everyone is welcome at XOXA NYC
*Priority to our queer, trans and POC family*
Respect people's space and safety on the dance floor especially when it's at its most crowded.
Please don't assume someone's pronouns
Dance, connect & unwind
Photo by Luis Nieto Dickens