DJ Name: DJ Spair
Hometown: Oakland, CA
Trademark saying or philosophy toward your music/your life:
Don't let no one get you down no matter how many times they tell
Groups (if any) that you have been a member of:
How would describe the music you spin?
Old skool uptempo beats.. I.E.. Hip Hop,Funk.Soul, Disco
Is there a style to the way you put your music together?
I usually group my records in BPM so if i start a set with a record
thats 100 Bpms most of the records I have in that crate are around
that tempo. Also I make sure that the records flow with each other.
DISCOGRAPHY: Cue's Hip Hop Shop Vol 2 -Oakland Faders
Dope Music, Oakland Faders-Fader Beats Vol 1. Turntables By The
Bay-Typical Skratch Song, Bas One- For The Mentally Astute Vol
(Cuts for 2 Lp tracks) Streets SF-Judah Skateboards(Beats), DJ
Mere & DJ Spair -Dope Mixtapes For Dummies Vol 1-3
DJ Mere & Dj Spair The After Party Vol 1-2, Dj Spair &
Platurn-Flea Market Treats, Dj Spair -The Spair Mix Project, DJ
Spair -Live From Cybertron(Won Hip Hop Category in URB Magazines
1st Mixtape Comp.), Dj Spair & Dj Icewater-The Spice Channel,
Dj Pone & DJ Spair-Hits From The 90's, Featured On Dj Qbert's
D.I.Y Vol 2, Compound Elements-Confused & Stranged (Cuts),
Dj Spair -Hip Hop Best Kept Secret (The Old Skool), solo on "Turntables
By The Bay Vol. 3" (Hip Hop Slam)
DJ Battle History: 1st Place in 1999 URB Magazine Mixtape
1st Place in Zebra Records 1999 Monthly Battle.
The first record you ever bought: EPMD-Unfinished Business
(when it first came out)
Most influential record(s) in your life: Too many to
name, but a few are Public Enemy-It Takes A Nation, Too
Short-Life Is Too Short, Ice Cube-Amerikkas Most Wanted,
De La Soul-De La Soul Is DeaD, The Beatles-Magical
Mysterey Tour..the list goes on.
When did you first DJ? 1994
What made you want to be a DJ? I always had a strong passion
for hip hop ever since I was young. I use to watch Soulbeat
religiously and watched the very first episodes of Rap City
with Chris Thomas. I got my first glimpse of Dj'n from videos
like Supersonic and So Watcha Sayin. My parents
asked me if I wanted Turntables back then, but I guess I suffered
from lack of confidence being that I was only 12 years old at
the time. Around the age of 16 I was doing alot of graffiti..I
was never that good at it: meaning that I couldn't do pieces or
throw ups and I knew I would never go as far then tag on a bus
window. Around that time (1994) a cafe called Ya Mama's
opened in North Oakland. Ya Mama's was pretty much the hang out
for all the local graff writers. The cafe had turntables, and
a resident Dj by the name of 2 Black who was more then generous
to help any young kid at the time get there start. He showed me
a few basic tricks,and told me to come back anytime I wanted to
practice. Right then and there I knew this what I was placed on
this earth for.
Most memorable performance of your DJ career: I would
have to say me and Platurn opening for Mix Master Mike
@ DNA Lounge. The crowd's vibe was best I ever felt especially
with that many people.
How do you transport your records and/or gear to gigs?
In the egg.
Do you play CDs ever at gigs? Only at
my Country gigs
In your opinion, who is the best DJ of all time?
Thats hard to say but I would have to say me. Just kidding
=) I Like too many, but a few are.. Melo-D, 45 King,
the defunked ISP crew, Beat Junkies, Oakland
Faders, 4 One Funk, DJ SKRATCH, etc
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