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Exile (producer)


Exile (producer)

Birth name Aleksander Manfredi
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Underground hip hop, alternative hip hop
Occupations Producer, DJ, rapper
Instruments Turntable, sampler, MPC
Years active 1995-present
Labels Dirty Science
Plug Research
Shaman Work
Sound in Color
Associated acts Aloe Blacc, Emanon, Blu, Fashawn, Dag Savage, Johaz, Blame One, Co$$

Aleksander Manfredi, better known by his stage name Exile,[1] is an American hip hop DJ, producer and occasional rapper.


His first record appearances were as a member of the hip hop duo Emanon with the rapper Aloe Blacc. They released various mixtapes, beginning in 1995 with "Stretch Marx" before releasing their first album, Anon & On. After 2002, Exile went on to release one more Emanon album, The Waiting Room (2005),[2] a solo album, Dirty Science (2006),[3] and another collaborative effort with the rapper Blu, Below the Heavens (2007).[4] Exile released two more solo albums, Radio in 2009[5] and 4TRK Mind in 2011.[6]

Style and influences

Exile is known for "coarsely chopped beats" that give off "laid back soulful vibes".[7] He claims his influences to be the contemporary producers J Dilla, Jon Brion and Madlib.[8]


Studio albums

  • Dirty Science (2006)
  • Below the Heavens (2007) with Blu
  • Radio (2009)
  • Radio AM/FM (2010)
  • 4TRK Mind (2011)
  • Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them (2012) with Blu
  • Zip Disks & Floppies (2013)

Remix albums

  • Radio Bonus (2010)


  • Salvation (2012) with Johaz as Dag Savage


  • Radio AM/FM EP (2010)
  • Los Angeles 10/10 (2011) with Free the Robots
  • Maybe One Day (2012) with Blu
  • The Dag Savage EP (2013) with Johaz as Dag Savage


  • "Time Has Come" (2005)
  • "Stay Tuned" (2009)

Production credits

  • Mobb Deep - "Pearly Gates" from Blood Money (2006)
  • Jurassic 5 - "Baby Please" from Feedback (2006)
  • Aloe Blacc - "Bilar Remix" (2007)
  • Kardinal Offishall - "Graveyard Shift" (2007)
  • Soopafly - "That Way" from Bangin Westcoast (2007)
  • Asher Roth - "Lazy Afternoon" (2008)
  • Fresh Daily - "T.I.T.S. (Two in the Shirt)" from The Gorgeous Killer: In Crimes of Passion (2009)
  • Strong Arm Steady - "Give It Up" (2009)
  • Blame One - "Street Astrologist" "Disturbed" "Saturday Night Special" "The Word to Say" "Documentarian" from Days Chasing Days (2009)
  • Fashawn - Boy Meets World (2009)
  • Has-Lo - "Face in Disguise" from Conversation B (2011)
  • Blu - "Tags" from NoYork! (2011)
  • Rakaa - "Human Nature (Now Breathe)" form Crown of Thorns (2011)
  • Pharoahe Monch - "Evolve" from W.A.R. (We Are Renegades) (2011)
  • Big Sean - "Wait for Me" from Finally Famous (2011)
  • M.E.D. - "Bang Your Head" (2011)
  • Thirsty Fish - "Director's Cut" from Watergate (2011)
  • Freestyle Fellowship - "Step 2 the Side" from The Promise (2011)
  • Tanya Morgan - "Together" from You & What Army (2011)
  • Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa - "You Can Put It in a Zag But Imma Roll It in a Blunt" from Mac & Devin Go to High School (2012)
  • Fashawn - The Ecology (2012)
  • Homeboy Sandman - "Cops Get Scared of Me" from Chimera EP (2012)
  • Chino XL - "Crazy Love" from Ricanstruction: The Black Rosary (2012)
  • Dialectrix - "The Satellite" from Satellite (2013)
  • 2Mex & Maiselph - "All About Life" and "Wake Up in the Morning" from Like Farther... Like Sun... (2013)


External links

  • Discogs
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