May 27, 2023 06:00 PM - May 28, 2023 03:00 AM
Refund Policy : Refund available within 1 day of purchase
OPM EVENTS.TORONTO and THREEANDAHALFSTUDIOS PRESENT
“40 YEARS OF DJ SPEN” (Quantize Recordings) alongside MicFreak and local support by ADDY & JAYFORCE
Additional support / VIP packages TBA
US house icon DJ Spen first laid his hand on the decks at the age of thirteen while growing up in his native city of Baltimore - he hasn’t looked back since. Also known as Sean Spencer, the talented DJ and producer began his illustrious career in the mid-’80s as a hip-hop radio DJ making beats under the moniker Numarx, responsible for writing and recording 'Girl You Know It’s True', later covered and made into a smash hit by Milli Vanilli. The years that followed saw DJ Spen move away from hip-hop and towards the classic Chicago house sound that would define his productions for years to come, after joining forces with famed production collective The Basement Boys. Working under the name Jasper Street Co., DJ Spen released his first 12″ through Basement Boys Records in 1995, the energetic gospel house cut “A Feeling”. This was the first in a lauded series of releases for the label that brought Spen commercial and dancefloor success over the next decade, earning him international recognition as a house music pioneer. In 2004, DJ Spen split from Basement Boys, releasing through Black Vinyl Records and his own label Code Red before founding his second imprint Quantize Recordings, which has since become a regular outlet for his music. Alongside his own productions, DJ Spen has built a reputation as a talented and prolific remix artist, putting his own unique stamp on pop anthems from Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Everything but the Girl, Toni Braxton and more. If that isn’t enough, he’s still spinning eclectic and soulful jams in clubs across the globe, further establishing his status as an eminent figure in house music, both past and present.
Micfreak is a producer and DJ who has topped both Traxsource and Beatport. He has produced with legends, Crystal Waters, Robin S., DJ Spen, Roland Clark, Eddie Amador, Barbara Tucker, and Inaya Day. As a DJ Micfreak has played over the globe from Asia, London, NYC, Bermuda, and now...Toronto, Canada!