Spinna  (US)


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 obsessively 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 (Electronic/Dance music) without any restraints.  He made much of his first impressions on listeners with his duo The Jigmastas (released on his self-run label Beyond Real, along with Tommy Boy) as well as providing the canvas for an array of lyrical giants including Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch, Eminem, J-Live, and De La Soul to name few.

Tapped by everyone from Mary J. Blige to Motown Records (for his brilliant Michael Jackson remix of “We’re Almost There”) Spinna revised Jazz and Soul masters like Donald Byrd, Roy Ayers and Al Jarreau, turned a monumental version of Shaun Escoffery’s “Days Like This” into a worldwide dance floor anthem and put himself at the center of soulful house music scene as a point of reference. His cult classic full length LP “Here To There” on BBE records in 2002 was another turning point for Spinna’s career as well as several collaborations with Stevie Wonder, from the WONDER-Full events and DJ performances to ‘The Wonder of Stevie’ series, passing through the remixes for “My Love Is On Fire" and “Sweetest Somebody” from Stevie’s 2005 “A Time To Love” release.   In 2016 DJ Spinna contributed an original production to the Robert Glasper and Miles Davis project "Everything Is Beautiful" with a track entitled "Right On Brotha" featuring Stevie Wonder on harmonica. 

Along with DJ Spinna's WONDER-Full tribute event, other esteemed themed parties to Spinna’s credit are the “Soul Slam” events  commonly known as the Michael Jackson VS Prince Parties, established in 2002. “Soul Slam” has taken on a life of its own and has inspired other events like Spike Lee’s yearly Michael Jackson Birthday party, “BK Loves MJ” with DJ Spinna orchestrating a summer day time Woodstock like jam to thousands of worldwide Michael Jackson fans.