Monday June 18, Giant Step’s monthly night returns to the 18th floor of the Standard Hotel. After welcoming legendary New York DJs Dennis Ferrer, Danny Krivit, Giant Step brings in the world-class DJ Spinna!
Vincent ‘DJ Spinna’ Williams is something of an anomaly in music, a cornerstone of Hip-Hop’s Golden era who became a go-to producer and key remixer for numerous high profile artists. A humbling example of what it takes to truly succeed within the framework of multiple fields. A steadfast work ethic, an obsessively extensive vinyl library and the willingness to pursue the full extents of his roots (Funk, Soul and Jazz), foundation (Hip-Hop) and future (Electronic/Dance music) with no restraints. A cornerstone of Hip-Hop’s late 90’s indie-uprise, DJ Spinna made much of his first impression on listeners as the musical background of his group The Jigmastas (having released an impressive slew of 12” singles on his then self-run label, Beyond Real, during this time) as well as providing the canvas for an array of that era’s lyrical giants. As an emcee in New York City, if you didn’t have a Spinna production under your belt, well, you just hadn’t accomplished all there was to accomplish. Everyone from Mos Def, Talib Kweli to Pharaohe Monch boasted Spinna beats to prove their worth to the scene.
DJ Spinna WBLS Mix Master Weekend.