DJ Spen began his career, producing mix shows for WEBB AM in Baltimore. Early on in his career, he founded one of the area’s first Hip Hop production groups, the Numarx.
DJ Spen’s radio career continued to grow and lead him to a radio career working at various FM stations in the Baltimore and Washington areas. DJ Spen developed a mix show on 95.9 FM called ‘The Flashback Saturday Night Dance Party’.
DJ Spen’s work leads him to Basement Boys Records, where he formed Jasper Street Company and released his first full production, ‘A Feelin’. With the Basement Boys and Jasper Street, DJ Spen gained consistent commercial and dancefloor success and became an in-demand remix producer. He has created remixes for some of club land’s biggest names, such as Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Everything but the Girl, Toni Braxton, Kirk Franklin, Ann Nesby, and Shaun Escoffery. While at Basement Boys, DJ Spen partnered with Teddy Douglas, Thommy Davis and Karizma to create works that are still considered House anthems.
Having reached his full potential with Basement Boys, DJ Spen stepped out on his own and partnered with Gary Deane to form the Code Red Record label. He also formed the artist/production team called the MuthaFunkaz. Code Red joined Defected Records releasing dance classics such as “The Way You Love Me”, (featuring Marc Evans), “Gabryelle”, and “It”s So Easy” (featuring Ann Nesby).
With a career span of more than 30 years, DJ Spen has become one of the most sought-after DJs in the U.S.
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