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For the Record is a conversation series where we speak with all manner of music heads — DJs, music journos, indie label captains, record shop owners, listening bar kingpins, et al — about their stories + the music that makes them.


Xcelencia is both a founder and artist working at the intersection of music, technology, and culture. Born in Puerto Rico with Cuban roots, he grew up in the United States, where his cross-cultural upbringing shaped his distinctive musical identity. He’s also a devoted cratedigger with broad-reaching music taste.
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Music Mentions

Reggaeton and starting to create music (5:15):

Projects currently working on (12:42):

Discovering music (15:31):


Three artists of note discovered in the last year (19:04):

Under-appreciated artist from your favorite music decade (22:04):

Desert Island Discs (25:14):