DJ Spen has been tearing up dancefloors around the world
for over a decade. His productions have blessed us with vocalists
"Jasper Street Company" making classics like "A
Feelin'" and "Till I Found U" plus recent remixes
for Shaun Escoffrey's "Days Like This", Sven Love featuring
Paula Ralph, and Angie Stone among other dancefloor shakers. Do
not miss the chance to catch this legend tear up the dancefloor
with his decks and effects workmanship!
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". Spen is now a full time remixer/producer and a nightclub
Help us celebrate the
return appearance of one of Garage 416's favourites, DJ Spen!
Also rockin' the spot will be T.O.'s own Blueprint
(Jason Klaps, Mike K. & Alan Lo)
and Moreno (Hot Stepper Productions);
plus Jeremy Beckman & Mike Sitchon (JMK)
spinning an all-classic dj set.