Friday, February 3, 2017

Black History Month: DJ SPINNA

DJ Spinna
Vincent DJ Spinna Williams is a phenomenal producer from Brooklyn, NYC. His foundation is within the genres of hip-hop, funk, and soul. Some of his early productions were as 1/2 of the duo, Rude Rydims Experiment with Nkansa. Their 1995 12” release, Everybody Bounce became an instant staple in DJ sets around the U.S. and during the following year, Jiggy Breaks was released as well as Compositions. In the late ‘90s, he started the group, Jigmastas with emcee, Kriminul as well as the group Polyrhythm Addicts with Shabaam Sahdeeq, Apani B Fly MC, and Mr. Complex

DJ Spinna became a mainstay in the realm of hip-hop production and remixing, producing iconic work for De La Soul, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, Les Nubians, J-Live and a host of others. While underground  hip-hop heads universally respect DJ Spinna’s body of work, house heads the world over fell in love with his ability to remix dance tunes just as well. His take on Shaun Escoffrey’s “Days Like This” in 2002 was a club classic right out the box. He quickly followed up with more house anthems such as “Reality” with Rich Medina in 2003 and a multi genre full length Beat Generation LP for BBE.

While DJ Spinna is extremely popular for traveling around the world with his Soul Slam (Michael Jackson vs Prince) parties and Stevie Wonder Tribute parties in which Stevie himself is a regular attendee and performer, he’s very much known and respected in the dance music world, often playing headlining DJ sets at Winter Music Conference, Boiler Room, and Southport Weekender. Still a resident of Brooklyn, NYC, Spinna stays on a plane almost nightly to share music with the rest of the world and you’d be blessed to hear one of his live sets.

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