are proud to present the return appearance of Basement Boys' DJ
SPEN to Garage 416! This edition will celebrate his
Jasper Street Co.'s "Stand!" album
release. The party will also feature the debut Garage 416
appearance of Mat Chrysdale with regulars Blueprint
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
Street Company "Stand!"
If you are into spiritual and gospel house music then this is
the ultimate must have CD. Blending traditional Gospel with R&B
grooves, some spoken words, rousing keys, guitars, bass and of
course the usual slammin' Basement Boys beats all melding together
to bring you a very bold collection of Gospel House Grooves. Produced
by the world renowned Basement Boys, who have earned many awards
for producing hits for the likes of Crystal Waters, Michael Jackson,
Erykah Badu, Angie Stone and more. With featured guests like Ann
Nesby and the New Jersey Mass Choir, this is T.H.E. collection
of Gospel House for 2003.