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Mix The Vibe: DJ Spinna Eclectic Mindset

Various Artists

King Street Classics
KSD 269 | 2014-10-13  
The Hype

Much has been written and said about King Street Sounds but the highest praise must be reserved for their catalogue, which reveals the labels intense commitment to an enormous plexus of creative music in New York. This is the eleventh release in King Streets successful and popular MIX THE VIBE series. Varied and deep enough so that almost a dozen talented DJs have been able to re-interpret it without sounding the same. For this special excursion we have a DJ (Spinna) who is known more for his work as a hip-hop producer / DJ / beat maker than he is forhouse music. Naturally his take is different to those established house DJs. Spinna works to this highpoint on the mix in different way. In his soulful selecting process he reveals the connections between house music and R&B like Stephanie Cookes "Everything". He also shows us audibly that the beats in house and hip-hop arent that far away, such as King Britts Scuba mix of Ananda Projects "Expand Your Mind"; and being an adventurous individual Spinnas not afraid to take a mad yet inspired side-route, i.e., the Isolee remix of Snooze. As if all these highlights werent enough, were also treated to a special intro cut and Spinna exploring his own infectious infatuation with the music of Fela Kuti on his previously released 12" cut for King Street "Deep Rooted". This mix shows once again hip-hop and house arent that far away from each other. With mixes like this I think not. Hip-hop and house co-exist organically in NYC, their worlds connecting through genuine headz like Spinna. Its by understanding how music relates to our historical evolution that we understand how our lives connect and how important these connections are. We all need to start valuing creative music like this more. Stay connected. Feel the vibe.

The Credits

2. DJ Spinna / Spinna Intro
Written by Vincent Williams
Produced by DJ Spinna
King Grooves (ASCAP)
C 2001 Nite Grooves

3. Stephanie Cooke / Everything (Original R&B Version)
Written & Produced by Stephanie Cooke & Kevin Campbell.
Charne't (BMI) / True Vibes (BMI) / Off The Top Music (ASCAP) / King Grooves (ASCAP)
C 2001 BPM King Street Sounds

4. YMC / Cannon Ball
Written, Composed & Produced at "Phuture Sound of Sweden" by Yan & Cpook-E
(Jan Lutgebaucks & Erik Svahn). Published by Nu Mood Publishing.
C 2001 Nite Grooves

5. Lost Tymezz / Every Day (USG Main Mix)
Written, Produced & Mixed by Ron Trent & Anthony Nicholson for USG Productions.
Ron Trent Music (ASCAP) / Miquifaye (ASCAP) / King Grooves (ASCAP)
C 1999 Nite Grooves

6. Rain, a Lil Louis Painting / Give It Up (MAW Club Mix)
Written by Louis Burns & J. Allen. Produced by Lil Louis.
Remix Produced by "Little Louie" Vega & Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez for Masters At Work Productions.
Seven More Days Music (ASCAP) / King Grooves (ASCAP)
C 2000 BPM King Street Sounds

7. DJ Spinna / Deep Rooted (Da Beats & Da Dub)
Written by Vincent Williams & Victor Axelrod.
Produced by DJ Spina for Beyond Real Productions Inc.
Keyboards by Ticklah. Bass by Jonathan Maron.
Percussion by Ernesto Abreau & Ron.
Polydemic Productions (ASCAP) / King Grooves (ASCAP)
C 2001 Nite Grooves

8. MKL vs Soy Sos / Moments In My Life (Original Mix)
Concept by MKL. Written by MKL & Soy Sos.
Produced, Arranged, Drum Programming & Mix by MKL & Soy Sos.
Treatment, Sequence, Percussion, Keyboard & Guitar by Soy Sos.
Sampling & Vocal by MKL. Vocal by Christiane Leach. Keyboards by Jon Gorr.
Millennium Blues Music (BMI) / House Of Sos Music (BMI) / Nite Beat (BMI)
C 1999 Nite Grooves

9. Ananda Project / Expand Your Mind (King Britt Scuba Main Mix & Beats #4)
Original Compositions Produced, Arranged & Mixed by Chris Brann for Wamdue
Musicproduktion. Written by Chris Brann & Justin Chapman. Vocals by Justin Chapman.
Additional Production & Remix by King Britt for Five-Six Media.
Background Vocals: Alison Crockette. Saxophone: Robert Landum.
Published by Wamdue Music / Chrysalis Music Ltd. (ASCAP) / King Grooves (ASCAP) /
Justin Chapman Publishing Designee
C 2001 Nite Grooves

10. jOHNNYDANGEROUs / Sound Chaser
Written by John Holiday. Produced & Mixed by Johnny Dangerous.
Foremost Poets Publishing (BMI) / Nite Beat (BMI)
C 2001 Nite Grooves

11. Tears of Velva / The Way I Feel (4 Daye Club Mix)
Written by K. Chandler & J. Duke. Produced by Kerri Chandler & Yahya McDougald for Bassmental Productions. Kaoz Music (ASCAP) / King Grooves (ASCAP)
C 1993 BPM King Street Sounds

12. Mood II Swing / Inhale
Written, Produced & Mixed by John Ciafone & Lem Springsteen for Mood II Swing.
Productions for Gregory Ruben Entertainment.
Moody Black Keys (BMI) / A Frank Luz (BMI)
C 1995 Nite Grooves

13. jOHNNYDANGEROUs / War Wit The Devil (Dangerous Original Devil Mix)
Written & Produced by John Holiday.
Foremost Poets Publishing (BMI) / Nite Beat (BMI)
C 1998 Nite Grooves

14. Ananda Project feat. Heather Johnson / Breaking Down (Blaze's Shelter DJ Vocal Mix)
Original Compositions Produced, Arranged & Mixed by Chris Brann for Wamdue
Musicproduktion. Written by Chris Brann & Heather Johnson.
Vocals by Heather Johnson.
Additional Production & Remix by Blaze. Edits by Konrad Carelli.
Published by Wamdue Music / Chrysalis Music Ltd. (ASCAP) / King Grooves (ASCAP) /
Heather Johnson Publishing Designee
C 2002 Nite Grooves

15. What's Happenin / Got Me Confused
Written by L. Murtagh, R. Cleverley & L. St John. Produced & Mixed by Lewis M., Rojac & Lee.
King Street Sounds (BMI)
C 1993 BPM King Street Sounds

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