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SPIN KINGS MIX OF THE WEEK FRIDAY JANUARY 30th

Welcome to our new weekly segment dedicated to the DJ. Our first feature mix is by Spontaneous Mixx from St. Louis, MO. Learn more about him below and listen this great mix below.

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Born and raised in St. Louis, Spontaneous Mixx has always been a music enthusiast. Even as an adolescent, when most his age were just listening to music, Spontaneous was keen on observing production styles and musical influences. He became interested in the art of mixing songs while still in high school and started learning to spin in 2000 when a close friend bought a set of turntables. In the early 2000s, Spontaneous began subcontracting work for a local DJ company, and taking random gigs with other DJ friends until the mid 2000s when he started to venture out on his own.

At the beginning of his mix-show career, Spontaneous was a hip-hop DJ, but has since evolved to appeal to a larger audience.  He now spins the hottest top40 hits, mixed with electronic and pop music.  He is, as his namesake suggests, a very spontaneous DJ, in that he does not perform pre-practiced, pre-arranged mix sets, and no one night sounds like the other.

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SPIN KINGS featuring Tech Supreme

AUGUST DJ OF THE MONTH:

 TECH SUPREME

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I am so excited about this month’s Spin Kings feature on Tech Supreme.  He is a very talented music producer and DJ in St. Louis.  Tech Supreme won the Riverfront Times Hip Hop Producer of The Year award in 2007 and was nominated in the same category four years in a row (2008-2011).  He was also named 2013 Producer of The Year by the St. Louis Underground Music Festival.  In addition to his accomplishments as a producer, Tech has also been a successful deejay on the nightlife scene in St. Louis, rockin’ places such as Lola and The Gramophone.  Get familiar with the name because you will definitely see, and hear, more of him and his work in the future!!

 

TIFFANY LASHONDA:  Hey Tech Supreme!

TECH SUPREME:  What’s up, how are you doing?

TIFFANY LASHONDA:  I’m doing great and yourself?

TECH SUPREME:  I’m doing fine.  We finally meet.

TIFFANY LASHONDA:  Yes finally! (laughing)  So are you ready to get to down to business?

TECH SUPREME:  Yup.

TIFFANY LASHONDA:  How did you get into deejaying?

TECH SUPREME:  I’ve been doing music since I was 16.  I had a college roommate that had some Technic 1200s (turntables) and I used to play around with them.  One night at Blueberry Hill, Traxstar was showing me how to blend and mix on his turntables, and I really liked it.  I also had other friends show me how to deejay.

TIFFANY LASHONDA:  How long have you been deejaying?

TECH SUPREME:  Since 2007, but mainly I’m a music producer.

TIFFANY LASHONDA:  What was your first gig and how did it come about?

TECH SUPREME:  I was at Gramophone and there was a group performing there called Pac Div; they were signed to Atlantic records.  It was super packed and I was kind of nervous, but it turned out great.

TIFFANY LASHONDA:  In your opinion, how do deejays from St. Louis differ from deejays outside of the area?

TECH SUPREME:  The deejays in St. Louis are really skilled and are amazing on the turntables.  DJ Sno, DJ Charlie Chan Soprano, Nappy DJ Needles, DJ Epic, DJ Sir Thurl are all very gifted at deejaying.

TIFFANY LASHONDA:  What are some qualities that you feel you must have in order to be considered a “master” at your craft?

TECH SUPREME:  Talent and consistency.  You need to be dope at what you do and have years of experience doing it.

TIFFANY LASHONDA:  I totally agree with you on that.  What are some of the venues you’ve deejayed at?

TECH SUPREME:  Gramophone, Atomic Cowboy, Blueberry Hill, and Lola.

TIFFANY LASHONDA:  I miss Lola so much!  I used to love going there on Friday nights.

TECH SUPREME:  Yeah it was nice spot.  I used to do graphic designs for them plus I had a real good friend that was a co-owner.

TIFFANY LASHONDA:  Have you ever participated in a deejay battle?  If so what was the outcome?

TECH SUPREME:  I haven’t yet.  I’m very good at blending but still need to work on my scratching ability.  I wouldn’t dare enter in a battle and I don’t have that together, but I have respect for deejays who’ve done battle.

TIFFANY LASHONDA:  Do you have any mixtapes?  If so how many?

TECH SUPREME:  I have mixes on my mixcloud page www.mixcloud.com/techsupreme and on www.techsupreme.netI am also working on an instrumental mixtape that’s going to have trap and EDM beats.  It’s going to be called Technicolor.

TIFFANY LASHONDA:  What is your favorite piece of deejaying equipment?

TECH SUPREME:  The Pioneer DDJ SX; it’s great for deejaying versus turntables.  I don’t have to worry about whenever I have a gig, and a girl is dancing real close to my table and bumps it by accident, and the needle goes off the vinyl.  It’s like when people who do production started with Fruity Loops and then progressed to a newer program with more technology in it.  I always like getting new shit to see how it works.

TIFFANY LASHONDA:  Any upcoming projects that you’re working on?

TECH SUPREME:  Right now I’m finalizing a ‘Best Of’ series.  I did one a couple of years ago that showcased The Neptunes.  This one will be with DJ Grynd Tyme and DJ Spec.  It will be local music that nobody has heard before.

TIFFANY LASHONDA:  Where can the local people see you spin?

TECH SUPREME:  I do Rap City once a month at Blank Space located at 2847 Cherokee St. in South St. Louis.  The next gig will be Saturday August 9 with myself and Nappy DJ Needles, and hosted by Tef Poe.  The last two gigs were The Best of Timbaland and Pharrell.  This next one will be on Southern classics.

TIFFANY LASHONDA:  Is there anything else you would like people to know about Tech Supreme?

TECH SUPREME:  I’m not an asshole.  I like to be positive all the time and I love to deejay.

 

Tiffany LaShonda

tlashondarileyteamepic@yahoo.com

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SPIN KINGS FEATURING DJ NSAYNE

JULY DJ OF THE MONTH:

DJ NSAYNE

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I had the coolest conversation with DJ NSAYNE!  As President of Hitt Breaka DJs here in St. Louis, he is definitely doing big things on the deejay scene!  With close to 20 years of experience behind the tables, numerous mixtapes, and even managing a group, it’s evident that he takes his craft very seriously.  He is working hard to take deejaying to the next level and is dedicated to rebuilding his brand.  Sit down, get cozy, and get to know DJ NSAYNE:

 

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  Hey DJ NSAYNE!

DJ NSAYNE:  What’s up!

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  We finally get to chat!

DJ NSAYNE:  YEY!!!!!!!

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  I know!  Are you ready to get started?

DJ NSAYNE:  Yes.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  Okay, so how did you get into deejaying?

DJ NSAYNE:  Well I sort of got thrown into it.  At the time I was working for Tossin’ Ted and managing a group that KING ODIE (DJ) had and it was a lot of DJ equipment around.  I started messing with the equipment and got good with it and been deejaying ever since.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  How long have you been a DJ?

DJ NSAYNE:  For 17 years.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  You almost at 20 years.

DJ NSAYNE:  Yes, it’s gettin’ there.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  How important is it for someone to understand the culture of deejaying?

DJ NSAYNE:  It’s very important.  People need to understand that being a DJ today is different from back in the day.  DJs today have to be more personable.  You definitely have to use social media, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.  DJs today really don’t have to be as skilled like you did back in the day.  We have controllers now where a long time ago it was just turntables.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  Can anyone become a DJ?  If so what are the necessary steps to follow in order to become one?

DJ NSAYNE:  Anyone can become a DJ with a great mentor working beside them.  It just takes a lot of practice and dedication to deejay.  You also want to like what you do.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  What was your very first gig?  And how did it come about?

DJ NSAYNE:  I started off working for tossing Ted at Pro Jocks Entertainment doing wedding receptions.  He brought Lil Jon to STL to Incahoots and I was asked to DJ; it was my first big gig.  Incahoots asked me to come back and then I started deejaying clubs from that point forward.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  Do you have any mixtapes?  If so how many do you have?

DJ NSAYNE:  I have three mixtapes that are in a podcast.  They are on my website at http://www.automatic.djnsayne.com.  I have also hosted mixtapes for Mista McFly, Ruka Puff, Country Brown, and many others.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  How are deejays from St. Louis different from deejays in other cities?

DJ NSAYNE:  Well having traveled to different areas all over, I noticed that St. Louis deejays are technically better. St. Louis deejays can do better transitions in between records and have better mixes.  Other deejays outside of St. Louis can “hype” the crowd better, and that could be because they may lack certain skills when it comes to deejaying.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  What’s your favorite piece of DJ equipment?

DJ NSAYNE:  The Hercules RMX (controller).  You can do so much with it.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  What are some of the local venues where you’ve deejayed?

DJ NSAYNE:  I’ve deejayed at The Loft, The Monastery, The Wax Factory, as well as other venues.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  Do you have any upcoming projects?

DJ NSAYNE:  I’m working on some mixtapes, and there are a couple of artists that I’m in talks with, but we are still negotiating.  My main focus is on rebuilding my brand.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  Where can the local people see you spin?

DJ NSAYNE:  On Friday and Saturday nights I’m at The Lion’s Den.  On Sunday nights I’m at The Ambassador.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  Any shoutouts you want to give?

DJ NSAYNE:  HittBreaka DJs: King Odie, DJ Shock, DJ Sho, DJ Party Rock, DJ Wayne Moody, DJ Epic, DJ G-Spin.  Also Charlie Chan Soprano, Boogie Corleone, and DJ Sir Thurl.

TIFFANY LASHONDA RILEY:  DJ NSAYNE, I loved talking with you.  We will have to do this again real soon and keep on doing your thang out here.

DJ NSAYNE:  Yes we do, thank you.  All I want to do is bring back the realness of deejaying.
Tiffany LaShonda Riley
tlashondarileyteamepic@yahoo.com