Revolutions On Air: The Golden Era of New York Radio 1980-1988 (Documentary)

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

Here is a must-watch new documentary on the prime years of New York City radio from the Red Bull Music Academy as they gear up for their upcoming NYC Festival. Although it clocks in at under 20 minutes, it’s still a pretty comprehensive look at the Golden Era of Dance and Rap radio in the country’s biggest market during a time of musical breakthroughs.

Radio legends like DJ Spinna, Stretch Armstrong, Kool DJ Red Alert, Marley Marl and Merlin Bobb explain the innovations and influence of pioneers such as Frankie Crocker, Tony Humphries, Ted Currier and Shep Pettibone. From Tony Moran of The Latin Rascals showing us how he used to manually chop up reels, to tales of Boyd Jarvis playing live keyboards over on-air mixes, and the rise of Mr. Magic and Red Alert, this is a fascinating chronicle of a bygone era. Narrated by MC Lyte.

Previously: DJ Red Alert Remembers Mr. Magic

Video: Talib Kweli, House Shoes, Illa J, DJ Spinna & J. Rocc at Dilla Day Detroit

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Fuse visits this year’s Dilla Day Detroit celebration and speaks with Kweli, House Shoes, DJ Spinna, J. Rocc, Illa J and Ma Dukes Yancey about the late producer’s legacy.

Previously: J. Dilla ft. Frank-N-Dank – Anthem | Talib Kweli Talks Prisoner of Conscious, Kendrick Lamar & Dilla Collaborations

Video: Beats Per Minute w/ DJ Spinna

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

Flud Watches presents the fifth “Beats Per Minute” Video featuring legendary Producer/DJ, DJ Spinna, in celebration of their “BPM” Watch as part of their new Summer collection. The “Beats Per Minute” Video Series showcases some of hip hop’s most influential producers highlighting their craft, while discussing changes in the game, crate diggin’, equipment and their advise to the new generation.

In this episode, we follow DJ Spinna from his 8-Track recording days in the 80’s to his cassette tape winding days in the 90’s to what the internet has given (and taken) in the present. The man practically gives us a history lesson on all of the equipment that he’s used over the years, while talking about his his DJ roots and his work with the group, the Jigmastas.

Previously: Beats Per Minute w/ Evidence (Video)

Video: DJ Spinna feat. Fresh Daily, P.SO, Homeboy Sandman – Get On Down

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

DJ Spinna’s collaboration with the AOK Collective off Sonic Smash.

Produced and directed by Chancleta Entertainment.

Previously: Trailer | PsO feat. AOK Collective – Incredible

Video: DJ Spinna feat. Fresh Daily, P.SO & Homeboy Sandman (AOK) – Get On Down (Trailer)

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Here’s the trailer to the video for DJ Spinna’s track featuring the AOK Collective (Fresh Daily, P.SO & Homeboy Sandman) from his Sonic Smash album that he released over the summer. The full video drops next Wednesday.

Previously: PsO feat. AOK Collective – Incredible

DJ Spinna feat. Torae – Lyrics Is Back

Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

First leak from DJ Spinna’s Sonic Smash album; June 30th.

DJ Spinna feat. Torae – Lyrics Is Back

Spotted @ 2DBz

Fresh Daily – Tomorrow Is Today (Mixtape)

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009


Fresh Daily will also be dropping his full length album The Gorgeous Killer in Crimes of Passion on July 21st, featuring production from the likes of DJ Spinna, Exile, Illmind, Ski Beatz, Oh No, amongst others.

Download: Fresh Daily – Tomorrow Is Today (Mixtape)

Previously: Fresh Daily – Film Noir

Hit the jump for the artwork for DJ Spinna‘s The Recall mixtape.

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