For years dj Spinz has been one of Toronto’s top drum and bass selectors. The Juno and MMVA nominated entertainer is known for his intensity and showmanship behind the decks. His mixing skills are second to none and his energetic scratching rips the dance apart every time. Spinz sets himself apart with his programming skills, weaving a set through peaks and valleys until the dancefloor has no choice but to explode. Known as one of North America’s most versatile dnb djs, he can play anything and loves to test his audience with something they weren’t expecting. Get ready…dj SPINZ takes no prisoners.
Early in his career, Spinz experienced much success with hip-hop band BTK. The release of their debut album, “Birth Thru Knowledge” brought about two highly successful tours of Canada and spawned two award winning videos as well as the aforementioned Juno nomination. Destroying stage after stage opening for bands like Kid Rock and the Beastie Boys, its no wonder their music made its way into major motion movies such as Idle Hands, Never Been Kissed, Dog Park, and The Skulls.
But make no mistake, dj Spinz’ skills were forged in the jungle. The fact is, he grew up behind a set of decks, with almost two decades of terrorizing turntables under his belt. He has played supporting sets for everyone from Fabio to Dillinja to Andy C, each time further cementing his place at the forefront of the Canadian d’n’b circuit. This is evident as he’s been a regular spinning for some of North America’s most legendary promotion companies such as Syrous, Destiny and Hullabaloo, as well as headlining shows in England, Holland, California, New York and in almost every major Canadian city from coast to coast.
The latest chapter in dj Spinz’ unfolding story sees him working as Art Director for Sudden Def Recordings in the UK overseeing all aspects of the label’s identity and marketing. As well, he is one third of cutting edge promotion company Soul In Motion. As a promoter, Spinz has been responsible for a string of huge Toronto debuts including Makoto, Brookes Brothers, Atlantic Connection and Danny Byrd. This continues on the path he began with legendary Eastern Bloc Records when he brought in pioneering acts such as Stakka & Skynet, Cause 4 Concern and Aquasky.
Although his contribution to Canada’s drum and bass scene is absolutely unparalleled, dj Spinz believes his biggest accomplishments are still to come.