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Hot Stepper Productions presents:

GARAGE 416
featuring the BASEMENT BOYS
(Basement Boys Records: Baltimore)
TEDDY DOUGLAS
DJ SPEN
KARIZMA

with
Blueprint and Moreno


Friday, December 21, 2001
at
Roxy Blu & Surface, 12 Brant St., Toronto

$18 advance tickets available at: Play de Record (357a Yonge St.), Cosmos (607 Queen St. W.), Rotate This (620 Queen St. W.),
Traxx (427 Yonge St.), Vice (383 Queen St. W.)
more at the door - doors open 10:00pm - 19+

We are proud to welcome back DJ Spen and Karizma. This time they are bringing with them the original co-founder of the Basement Boys, Teddy Douglas. Together the have remixed and produced such famous artists as Lenny Kravitz, Erykah Badu, Michael Jackson, Kenny Bobien, Ultra Nate, Michelle Weeks, Byron Stingly and more. As DJs, the Boys are prepared to move your feet with their funky Baltimore style!

TEDDY DOUGLAS' BIOGRAPHY
Teddy Douglas, a Baltimore native, recalls listening to plenty of Motown, Stax and Philadelphia International records at an early age. As an avid record collector, he has collected Everything from 60's classic rock to current house. In the late 70's he began his DJ career performing for high school dances and neighborhood parties.
Influenced by some of his favourite DJ's like Tee Scott, Larry Levan and Mandrill Harris, Teddywould eventually land a residency in 1983 at Baltimore's premier hot spot Odell's. It was during this period he'd meet Thommy Davis and Jay Steinhour while working at local record shops and the trio would go on to form the infamous Basement Boys Productions. In 1986 there first record, "Love Don't Live Here Anymore", was released on Jump St. Records (N.Y.C.). Since then they have produced some of clubland's biggest stars.
In 1989 they discovered Ultra Nate ("Blue Notes in the Basement"-Warner Brothers) and recorded her early club anthems, "It's Over Now" and "Rejoicing". Later that year they also produced Mass Order's "Lift Every Voice" and Crystal Waters' "Gypsy Woman" and "100% Pure Love". Today Teddy still enjoys DJing either locally at club Paradox or across the globe, performing for thousands from Italy to Japan. He is also head of A&R for Basement Boys Records and CEO of Basement Boys Productions. Teddy keeps very busy looking for new talent and new tunes.


DJ SPEN'S BIOGRAPHY

At age 14, DJ Spen began his career in music by producing radio edits and supermixes for WEBB AM in Baltimore. During that time he founded the regions first hip-hop/mix production group called Numarx whose popularity carried them into performing with national acts like LL Cool J, Run-D.M.C., and Eric B & Rakim.
In 1986, the group recorded its first full length LP entitled "It's Our Time" on Studio Records which featured the hit record "Girl You Know It's True" which was later covered by Milli Vanilli.
Spen became an on air personality and mix show director for WEBB, and after graduating from college, secured a job as late night personality for Majic 95.9 FM. This job landed him a late night hip-hop/house show on Friday nights, and the ol' skool formatted Flashback Saturday Night Dance Party for the station. Later, with the acquisition of two new stations in Washington D.C., Spen became Mix Show Director for the company.
While his radio career was changing constantly, Spen worked with the Basement Boys as a songwriter, drum programmer, and pre-production assistant. Involved with the company since 1989, his influence on early Crystal Waters and Ultra Nate projects can be heard.
With the start of Basement Boys Records in 1994, Spen formed the Jasper Street Company and released his first full production called "A Feelin'". Later, along with his partner Josane, Spen completed the Jasper St. Co. L.P. entitled "IN A SPENSANE WORLD". Today Spen is a full time remixer/producer for Basement Boys Productions and a nightclub DJ worldwide.

KARIZMA' S BIOGRAPHY
Karizma started DJing at the age of 13 at various fashion shows and parties. At age 17 he did a mix show on WEAA Fm for 4 years. He met DJ Pope and DJ Oji, who he collaborated with on a record "Whats it all About" The N.C.O.P. Project for Cutting Records. Around the same time he also produced records for a label he co-owned Unruly/Hardhead Records and held down a mixshow on V-103 Fm. It was at V-103 and the club Paradox that Karizma often bumped into DJ Spen and ended up doing a mixshow with him on V-103. Karizma collaborated with Spen on the Jasper Street Company album for the song "E.W.T.R.T.W" and for drum programming on the track "Temptation". Since then Spen and Karizma have become a remix/production team for Basement Boys Productions. With remixes on Kenny Bobien, SuSu Bobien, Everything But The Girl, Ron Carroll, Minsters De-La-Funk feat. Jocelyn Brown, Mary J. Blige and Amira, as well as his own productions, The "Power EP" on Black Vinyl Records and the Deepah Ones "Dancin" on Basement Boys Records. Karizma is always in the business of remixing and producing new and innovative music while traveling and DJing at nightclubs worldwide.

The Basement Boys will be rockin' Garage 416 with a super extended DJ set…don't miss it!

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