Witness 2 of the most legendary names in house music performing LIVE on 6 CDJs and 2 Mixers at HOUSENTIALS
next thursday…. …DJ SPEN & KARIZMA…
They were together in Basement Boys Productions in the 90’s, then both went separate ways until they got re-united in the recent years and performs special duo LIVE DJ SET… for the love of house music, for the love of the sound..
Here’s a bit story of them…DJ SPEN
Spen began his career at the age of 13, producing mix shows for WEBB AM in Baltimore. Even at that young age, Spen founded one of the area's first hip hop production groups, the Numarx. In 1986 they wrote and recorded a track called “Girl You Know It's True”, which was later covered and made famous by Milli Vanilli.
Spen’s radio career continued to grow and lead him to a radio career working at various FM radio stations in the Baltimore and Washington areas. In 1992, Spen developed a mixshow on 95.9 FM in Baltimore called the “Flashback Saturday Night Dance Party”. Though Spen eventually moved on from radio, the show is still a hit today, with Spen’s close friend KW Griff at the helm.
Spen's production talents lead him to Basement Boys Records in 1989. With the formation of The Basement Boys record label in 1994, Spen formed Jasper Street Company, and released his first full production, “A Feelin”. With the Basement Boys and Jasper Street, Spen gained consistent commercial and dancefloor success, and became an in-demand remix producer. He has created remixes for some of clubland's biggest names, such as Diana Ross, Everything but the Girl, Ann Nesby, and Shaun Escoffery. While at Basement Boys, Spen partnered with Teddy Douglas, Thommy Davis and Karizma to create works that are still considered house anthems.
Having reached his full potential with Basement Boys, Spen stepped out on his own and partnered with Gary Deane at Code Red Recordings in January 2004. He hasn’t stopped moving since! Spen is still producing and making records that are sure to become legend. He has formed a new group called the MuthaFunkaz whose first release, “The Best I Can” shows a new side of Spen. Spen’s new venture has found him back with former partners Thommy Davis and Karizma creating the successful “Voodoo Ray” and “4 the Love” respectively. His new Spiritually Sound label will be sure to give Spen fans more of the gospel and inspirational house music Spen has become famous for.
With a career span of more than 20 years and his famous studio and production work, Spen has become one of the most sought-after DJs in the U.S. Today, Spen can be found jetting off to gigs at some of the premier clubs around the world while juggling his demanding studio work and time with his new baby . He plays regularly in the UK, as well as France, Italy, Japan, and Australia.http://www.myspace.com/theoriginaldjspenKARIZMA
Karizma's musical career started with him djing at age 13,doing various fashion shows and college parties,later on he landed a radio show on Baltimore's college radio station WEAA, playing hip hop. at the same time he was playing at various clubs around the city,with an obvious love for house music. He would often bump into Dj Spen and bug him for advice, As fate would have it Spen and Karizma would work together at radio station V103. this prompted the two to work together on his 1st Jasper street company album project. Karizma contributed the song E.B.W.2.R.T.W(Everybody wants 2 rule the world) and did drum programming on the track "Temptation". After this Spen&Karizma worked on Kim English "Tommorrow", Mary J Blige "Beautiful" , Kenny Bobien "Let me show you" and SuSu Bobien's "Thank you" . The rest is history
Spen and Karizma(now with Basement Boys productions), went on to remix Everything but the girl, Amira,Lenny Kravitz,Ann Nesby,Ron Carroll,Roy Ayers,Boris Dlugosh, Bob Sinclar,Kathy Brown,Jocelyn Brown,Ministers de la funk,just to name a few. It was also in these remixes Karizma developed the "deepah dubs" and "deepah ones" moniker for his rendition of the remixes.
Flashing forward ...after a healthy career of remixes and productions, Karizma struck out on his own a formed Kohesive Productions. His first production "Samma Ganni" was released on Basement boys imprint "Elphunk". His remixes, redits and productions are heard weekly at the "Sky Lounge" bar on Thursdays, his residency in Baltimore. Many of his productions have championed the likes of Louie Vega, Simon Dunmore, Dj Spinna,Marquis Wyatt,Tony Humphries and many more.
Karizma is also an accomplished international dj, one of the most innovative on the scene.
Ladies and Gentlemen.......Karizmahttp://www.myspace.com/kohesiveproductions