xaviercropped.jpgHave you heard of Xavier? Are you serious?! Xavier is one to watch in 2005 as his sultry mix of dance, pop and R&B makes you wanna go clubbing again.

The 4-1-1.
Astrological Sign.

Day job.
I am a pedicurist, sensual bodyworker and notary public.

Where did you grow up and where do you live now?
I grew up in a predominantly West Indian neighborhood in the Bronx. I live in Williamsburg, now with my cat Buddha.

Two For YOU.
What's so great about dance music anyway?
I’d have to say the dancing.

If you could party would anyone back in the disco-era, who would it be and why?
It’d have to be Grace Jones. For starters, she’s Jamaican and a former model, like my mother, so I’m already sort of drawn to her. When Plato spoke of perfect forms, he was conceptualizing hers. During the disco-era, Grace Jones made some brilliant, under-appreciated music. I heard she once wasn’t invited to a party, got pissed and showed up anyway— naked! That’s my kind of woman! I was about 12 or so when I met Ms. Jones when I was performing at the Apollo theatre. She was uber sweet to me! She came up to me and pinched my cheek, asked my name, told me the pronunciation in French and gave me a kiss.

What's playing in your iPod?
Rahsaan Patterson, Magnetic Fields, Sylvester, Grace Jones, Blue Six, QUEEN, Andrew Bird, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin...

How many takeout menus would you guess that you have in your apartment?
Wow, you’re awfully forward, aren’t you? Don’t worry, I’ll make you dinner AND breakfast when we get up in the morning, sweetykins.

What's the best place in New York for semi-public sex?
The Central Park Rambles, so I’ve heard. My friend calls it Shangri-La.

What's your favorite desset/high carb indulgence?
PANCAKES!! Oh my god, I almost had an orgasm saying that.

If you could revoke a famous New Yorker's citizenship, who would it be?
Rudolph Giuliani. Given, he handled himself well during 9/11, but before that, he was a shitty mayor. RG’s white-washing quality of life campaign was a crusade that has dampened the wild, creative energy that made New York city what it is.

Photo courtesy of Marc Baptiste