Dj Spen, Remix engineer, a personality in the world of Radio in Baltimore and assistant in the pre-production of all works signed by BASEMENT BOYS (of which we remember the most recent Jasper Street Company). He got a Master in Communication at Maryland University in Baltimore.At the tender age of 14, Spen started his career realizing megamix for the radio WEBB AM (1982) and during that time, Spen was part of a Rap group called NUMARX. This group released his first album called “IT’S OUR Time” on label Study Records. The album contained the track “Girl you Know it’s true” that was subsequently copied byVANILLI and became a big hit in Europe arriving to number one in all Radio Hit Parades. In 1986, Spen was a personality in the Radio world and got one mix of his show on Radio WEBB from 7,00pm to midnight. In 1991 after having taken the diploma he changed radio and started his new MIX Show on Radio WWIN 95,9 FMs transmitting every Friday evening. In 1992 the Radio Station changed its name from MAJIC to WWIN 95,9FM, modifying his way of programming and this gave the chance to Spen to have his own MIXSHOW on Saturday evening. This show, at the moment, is still on and is called “The FlashBack Saturday Night Dance Party”. DJ Spen is Resident rotation Dj at the PARADOX club in Baltimore on Saturday evening. He is also resident DJ every Sunday at the TRAX club in Washington DC. Spen, at the moment, is the MixShows manager and coordinator in a Radio Station called V 103 just reopened with new owners. Furthermore, he is journalist and reporter for American newspapers as Sin, HITMAKERS and IMPACT MAGAZINE. He is Resident Dj every Saturday (always in rotation) at the Red Club in Washington DC besides working in record productions with his new partner Josane in his new society called SpenSane Productions.
Dj Spen, originario di Baltimora nello stato di Maryland negli USA, rappresenta un’icona del panorama House a livello mondiale, proponendo uno stile che và dal Garage al Funky. Ottimo sia ai piatti che come produttore, Dj Spen inizia la sua carriera a soli 13 anni, realizzando dei mix show per una radio della sua città, da lì a poco ebe uno show radiofonico tutto suo (Flashback Saturday Night Dance Party). A quella giovane età, Spen fondò uno dei primi gruppi hip hop della zona, Numarx, scrissero “Girl You Know It’s True”,resa poi una hit mondiale da Milli Vanilli. Nel 1989 si unisce ai Basement Boys, e a seguire formò la Jasper St. Company, Spen iniziò ad avere tantissimo successo sia per le vendite dei suoi dischi, quanto come dj nei dancefloor di tutto il mondo. Spen ha realizzato lavori come remixer per alcuni dei più grandi nomi della scena club mondiale come Diana Ross, Everything but the Girl, Ann Nesby, Shaun Escoffery. Nel 2004 insieme a Gary Deane dà vita alla ottima “Code Red Recordings”, sublabel della “Defected”. Contemporaneamente insieme a Gary Hudgins, Gary Deane & Irvin Madden forma un gruppo (The MuthaFunkaz), stampando per etichette di elevato prestigio, come la stessa Defected, King Street Sounds, Azuli Records, Black Vinyl Records, MAW Records, Fluential, Tony Records e tante altre.