Now based out of Los Angeles, Excel‘s rich stock has kept him in high demand amongst tastemakers and corporate clients like Nike, Google, Cisco, Youtube, HBO and Playboy, in addition to regular appearances spanning every nightlife market between the coasts, including residencies in Las Vegas, Miami, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Iowa City and Atlantic City. In his downtime, he produces with Baltimore’s DJ Impulse under the moniker ALFA PAARE. With 6 EP releases and numerous remixes for artists like, Dev, Yuna, Leon Bridges, & Silk City under their belt, they quickly have earned themselves regular placement in some of the most respected DJ sets around the Globe.
“DJ Excel & his crew the SkratchMakaniks, are breathing life back into the fundamentals of turntab-lism, while adding a flavor all their own. The city of brotherlylove has long been known as the home of unique sounds & styles,Excel sets himself apart with a trademark sound that’s heavy onthe cross fader. His turntable tac- tics have earned him muchrespect in Philly & throughout the country.”
"All-Time High is an emerging California-based label that was founded by David “EXCEL” Alper and Frank Barouti. EXCEL is a self-proclaimed 20-year international “turntable veteran” who began designing his eponymous brand a few years ago. Barouti, in turn, offers his prolific experience developing bags and accessories for the new label that champions varsity-inspired designs and elevated denim pieces."
"One of the few true DJ's left in the world. He is the "Philly DJ sound" that everyone talks about. Ex is one of the few dj's that I've played a 4 turntable set with."
DJ Jazzy Jeff
Drawing upon the rich musical heritage of his Philadelphia upbringing and a cultivated influence from the numerous DJ pioneers that Philly birthed into the culture, it’s no surprise that the self taught DJ, who began his journey at age 11, has been a dance floor powerhouse in nightclubs around the world for 20 years.
Currently represented by the Rich Group, arguably the most curated roster of DJs in the market, Excel is a veteran of party programming and a fan favorite among many demographics who frequent the nightclub and whose sole purpose is to dance like no one’s watching. His keen ability to read a crowd and act accordingly by knowing what to play and when, is something that can’t be taught. He is one of the few DJs who regularly records his live sets and even with that, he’s still someone you must experience firsthand to truly understand and appreciate what makes him Excel beyond the rest.