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Part of the SuncéBeat takeover
Sean Spencer aka DJ Spen began his career in his hometown of Baltimore at 13, over three decades ago. He grew up on gospel, amongst a very religious family, however he found himself drawn equally to a wide range of styles, including hip hop, funk and rock (the likes of Zeppelin and Hendrix). At 13, Sean Spencer’s love for hip-hop prevailed, and he found himself producing mix shows for local station WEBB AM as well as starting hip-hop collective Numarx.
DJ Spen made a gradual move towards house with his productions. In 1989 he formed Basement Boys records and and in 1994 Jasper Street Company, allowing him a platform to release his first full record – A Feelin. This triggered a spur of commercial success, with Spen remixing the likes of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson and Toni Braxton.
Moving past the millennium, in 2004 DJ Spen created one of his current project alongside Gary Deane, namely Code Red Recordings. Following this, he made Quantize Recordings alongside Thommy Davis, releasing the likes of Jocelyn Brown, Barbara Tucker and Joi Cardwell.
With a commendable career so far, DJ Spen continues to tour the world behind the decks and produce soulful hit after hit. He will be one of the many legends gracing the decks at Suncebeat festival, which is why we’ve invited him in to share his festival selection. Below, DJ Spen digs for the Dalmation coast.