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SPINNA

“My role as a DJ has always been to rock the crowd, and the crowds I played for were always diverse. My specialty is feeling the energy in the room.” – Spinna

DJ Spinna is one of the greatest examples of what it takes to truly succeed within the framework of multiple fields.  With a steadfast work ethic, an extensive vinyl library and the willingness to pursue the full extents of his roots (Funk, Soul, R&B and Jazz), foundation (Hip-Hop) and future (Dance music) without any restraints.  He made much of his first impressions on listeners with his duo The Jigmastas as well as providing the canvas for an array of lyrical giants including Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch, Eminem and De La Soul and others. 

Tapped by big artists like Mary J. Blige and Michael Jackson, Spinna also revised Jazz and Soul masters like Donald Byrd, Roy Ayers and Al Jarreau and turned a monumental version of Shaun Escoffery’s “Days Like This” into a worldwide dance floor anthem. This put him at the center of soulful house music scene. His cult classic LP “Here To There” on BBE records in 2002  and the several collaborations with his hero Stevie Wonder were other turning point for Spinna’s career. In 2016 he contributed an original production to the Robert Glasper and Miles Davis project "Everything Is Beautiful" with the track "Right On Brotha" featuring Stevie Wonder on harmonica. 

Along with DJ Spinna's WONDER-Full tribute event, other esteemed themed parties to his credit are the “Soul Slam” events  commonly known as the Michael Jackson VS Prince Parties and “BK loves MJ”, Spike Lee’s yearly Michael Jackson birthday party with Spinna orchestrating a summer day time Woodstock-like jam for thousands of worldwide MJ-fans. 

Spinna’s history with music runs deep and it unfolds in various ways, but there is one common thread to be found within them: the crowd (on the dancefloor). Organizing the tribute events or mixes, adding a dance flavor through his remixes or when he’s just behind the turntables playing the tunes for the night, Spinna is a DJ who doesn’t play to but for the crowd.




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