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DJ Spinna Tribute To Rod Temperton Mix
October 22, 2016 02:06 PM PDT
It's hard to put into the words the feeling you get when you listen to a Rod Temperton penned track. I'm a big sucker for a well written songs. Rod definitely delivered stunners for years and when Quinch Jones was brought into the matrix we got nothing less than magic! Between Heatwave and the many songs that Sir Temperton has written for James, Ingram, Michael Jackson, Patti Austin and beyond, the more I realize that he's one of the main reasons I love modern day R&B music. Please enjoy 3 hours plus of musical history and may Rod Temperton's groovy soul rest in paradise!
September 30, 2016 03:05 PM PDT
Harlem born, Brooklyn bred, orphaned by adolescence & self proclaimed prodigy by his teenaged years, Michael Jones PKA Kashif Saleem's story is that of a miracle. By the age of 16 he joined & toured with B.T. Express. After a two album stint with the band he was let go as a result of his overly ambitious work ethic - he outpaced the band's expectations. Without hesitation Kashif surpassed being a session musician thrusting into an active music career acting as producer, arranger, composer & performer for future stars & established artists including Whitney Houston, Evelyn Champagne King, Fatback Band, Melba Moore, Average White Band, George Benson & Bill Withers. Kashif played an integral role in shaping the New York post-disco R&B sound, & heralded what many today label Boogie & Modern Soul music. He kept R&B progressive, dance floor friendly & edgy throughout the early 80's by embracing the latest technology - drums machines and synthesizers. I had the honor of meeting him many moons ago through one of my music mentors who grew up with him in Brooklyn. Although it was only a day's worth of interactions in my home studio, the visit was quite impactful to say the least. His wisdom and experience in the music industry was impressionable on my ambitious mind. His music raised me, the sound of Kashif highly influenced my sound as a producer. His debut solo album is in my top 10 favorite R&B records of all time. I practically learned how to mix by practicing with records like "Love Come Down", "So Fine" & "I Just Got To Have You". He was an amazing artist & human being. I can't believe he's gone but the music will surely live on. Kashif was a true innovator, scholar, humanitarian & master of music. May his soul rest in peace!
April 02, 2016 07:32 AM PDT
Had to do it, I lived this music. RIP to the legendary Malik Phife Dawg Taylor!!!Dj Spinna Makin' Moves 2nd Anniversary Promo Mix - June 2014
June 12, 2014 07:40 AM PDT
Current Soulful House Mix for June 2014 to promote Makin' Moves UK's 2 Year Anniversary Party in London. Play as loud as you can!Dj Spinna Journey Mix (End of Summer 2013/Labor Day Weekend)
September 01, 2013 11:40 AM PDT
I'm back! It's certainly been a while and many of you have been waiting for this.
So many good jams out that I had a hard time picking what to include in this episode. Featured here are my current remixes for Sir LSG featuring Brian Temba and Kafele Bandele, and Shaun Escoffery, my decade long collaborator with whom so many bangers were made. Turn it up, play loud!Dj Spinna Sade Mix
January 16, 2013 07:48 AM PST
Made this mix a few years ago in honor of the sultry songstress Sade. I've been a fan ever since
December 27, 2012 09:08 AM PST
I'm back with the goods. Here's my final soulful house mix for the year. Cd length and full of current heat including my recent remixes for Dj Ino and Tortured Soul. Enjoy and play loud.
1. BreakDown - Soulution Soul feat Nina Provencal
2. From Now On (Josh Milan Honeycomb Vocal Mix) - Namy feat Josh Milan
3. The Beast and the Ghost - Atjazz, Fred Everything
4. Just Fine (Bang The Drum Remix) - SMI Feat Shea Soul
5. Shining (Sean McCabe Remix) - Timmy Regisford feat Mickey Dance
6. Green & Yellow (Dj Spen and Ziggy Funk Remix) - Arnaud D feat Heidi Vogel
7. The Horn Song (Azza K. Fingers & The Dizz Repro Mix)- Dj Pierre the Don
8. Tim's Groove - Timmy Regisford
9. Pride - Dj Pepsi feat Monique Bingham, Magesh & Ben
10. Dj Ino (Dj Spinna Remix) - Dj Ino feat Carmen Ray
11. Black Boy (Dalminjo Remix) - Peven Everett
12. Battle Cry - Azza K. Fingers
13. Jaded by NYC - Tommy Bones
14. Searching (Sir Piers Kirwan Remix) - Roberto De Carlo feat Dyanna
15. Is it Love - Typheni
16. Dirty (Dj Spinna Nostalgic Future Remix) - Tortured SoulJourney Mix (Mid Summer 2012)
August 13, 2012 05:10 AM PDT
Back again with another blend of soulful house jams. It's been a great summer for music this
1. Love Is So Nice (Reelsoul RMX) - Dj Roland Clark presents Urban Soul
April 02, 2012 07:40 PM PDT
Happy 76th Birthday Marvin Gaye! Here's the sequel to the Marvin B-Day mix I did two years ago. Sorry I took so long to get this done but I believe the length of this one will make up for lost time. This mix is almost two hours long and filled with burners. Classics, a few unheard remixes and reworks by my brother Kenny Dope, John Morales Salaam Remi and myself, unreleased nuggets of some thangs and rare album cuts, singles and alternate takes of other thangs. I even snuck in Donny Hathaway's version of "What's Going On" as it's probably my favorite Marvin cover of all time. Spread the word!...
SPINNAJourney Mix (Early Summer 2011)
June 24, 2011 08:59 PM PDT
Sup Podcast peoples,
Ok, so I took a little over a year to put another mix up. My bad. Just been busy djing, making records and being a family man. The life of a dj right? Ok, no extensive dialogue here. I'm just inspired with all this great new music out. I had to zone out and release it into the universe. So here it goes!
1. Who Am I (French Twins Remix) - Boddhi Satva feat Athenai & C. Robert Walker
Cd length if you need to burn it. Bang it in your whip! I hope to be back sooner than later with more mixes. Don't hold your breath though, hahaaa
I am Dj Spinna and I love music. I play what I feel and I feel what I play, literally. I didn't become a dj to be cool or part of a trend. I'm a dj because it's my ultimate get high and my destiny. It's one of the only forms of entertainment where you can be in front of masses of people and aurally control emotions and energy, without uttering a single word yourself, but letting the music be your mouthpiece...kinda like being a one man band. Djing is an expression that I take seriously. I have been fortunate to have lived through periods in time where soul, jazz, latin, funk, hip hop, rock, disco, new wave, reggae, house, techno, freestyle, punk, original electro etc, significantly impacted new york club life and dj culture. Discriminating against musical genres is something I consider intolerant. If there's an ounce of soul in it, it works for me. Many know my name as a producer in the world of hip hop, others from house music. Some people may not know me from any of my recorded work and only as a DJ. But, however you know me, understand that whatever I indulge myself in musically, my soul goes in. If you see me in a venue somewhere and my eyes are closed while behind the wheels, know that I'm internalizing the room, the people's energy and the music. If you've found my music online somewhere or have collected various vinyl pieces through the years, know that what came out is a reflection of my soul and whatever I felt when it was recorded. Miles Davis said there's only two kinds of music, good and bad. Thats all that really matters to me. I refuse to be put in a box, and I detest being controlled. I'm musically free and I do what I want to do. I'm blessed to have various platforms to provide the masses with my varied musical personas. The podcasts I post here will be another platform. There has been a great deal of hesitance on my part to post mixes online because I feel as though overly exposing your dj skills virally could dilute an artist's demand for live appearances, and allow for sucker dj's to blatantly bite (copy) your shit! But, after years of people harassing me for cd's and mixes I figured this is the best way to give back and expose my inner thoughts. So here we go. Keep your ears open and be on alert for what's to come. Music Is The World >< DJ Spinna
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