Here to There

Here to There

by DJ Spinna

CD(Australian Import)

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DJ Spinna does it like most can only talk it. Coming from the ethnically diverse streets of Brooklyn and learning the art of DJing in the eclectic atmosphere of college radio, Spinna effortlessly moves from hip-hop to house to funk and groove without causing the typically rigid music industry to bat an eye. He is a rare talent who can mix CDs for both underground hip-hop giant Rawkus and revered New York house label King Street. BBE's "Beat Generation" series was custom-made for Spinna, encouraging well-known producers to make an album without any of the usual restrictions of genre or commerciality. And while spectacular releases by Jaydee and Pete Rock remained mostly in the realm of hip-hop, Spinna follows the lead of DJ Jazzy Jeff by turning in a recording that plays out like a music collector's ideal urban radio station. The opening carnival of "Alfonso's Thang" announces the album's intentions with the sort of old-school hip-hop funk that everyone loves. From there, Spinna runs through R&B, broken beat, hip-hop, and house with equal ease. No matter what the style, the production remains lush and musical. Spinna's production is so strong that every cut maintains a central vibe, even with a different vocalist appearing on each track. Such an accomplishment places Spinna next to fellow modern visionaries 4Hero, King Britt, and Carl Craig, all of whom wait their turn to be written into history next to legendary producers such as Quincy Jones and Gil Evans. Listeners can only hope that contemporary ears will become more attuned to musical statements that transcend easy genre compartments.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/22/2019
Label: Imports
UPC: 0730003601224
catalogNumber: 3601224
Rank: 217053

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Performance Credits

DJ Spinna   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Tambourine,Sampling,Moog Bass,Juno
Ronny Jordan   Guitar
Mark Sherman   Vibes
Fly   Vocals
Angela Johnson   Bass,Vocals,Clavinet,fender rhodes,Juno
Christian Urich   Drums
Jay Rodriguez   Flute,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Kaidi Tatham   Moog Synthesizer
James Hurt   fender rhodes,Arp Strings
Ticklah   Organ,Clavinet,Moog Synthesizer,fender rhodes,Wurlitzer,Soloist,Juno,Arp Strings
Neal Evans   Hammond Organ
Eric Krasno   Guitar
Jean Grae   Vocals
Shaun Escoffery   Vocals
Jordan McLean   Percussion
Fly   Track Performer
Erik "Baby Jesus" Coomes   Bass

Technical Credits

Mike Diver   Digital Artwork
Russel Johnson   Executive Producer
DJ Spinna   Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer,Cut
Ticklah   Producer
Peter Adarkwah   Executive Producer
Thomas McCallion   Art Direction

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