I’m With the DJ: Chicago’s DJ-Spin

While Chicago’s own DJ Spin may forever call the Windy City home, his spinning abilities far exceed the confines of the Chi.

Aside from being a regular disk jockey for Chicago’s B96 and KGGI in Riverside, California, Spin has worked in venues all across the world ranging from Vegas, Costa Rica and Europe.

HPNOTIQ recently got the chance to catch up with the Chi-town deejay to discuss his most hated music requests and which The Fresh Prince of Bel-air star he’s dying to battle.

What makes for a good DJ?

A cool DJ name, a Macbook Pro and good hair — it also helps if you can actually mix two songs together without creating train wrecking.

What is one of your fondest memories behind the 1s and 2s?

I have a lot. I’d say, DJing in a Jungle in Costa Rica, on the beach in San Diego and, as always,  performing at the B96 Summer Bash in Chicago every year in a stadium filled with almost 30,000 people.

What other DJs would you love to work with and why?

I’d like to battle Jazzy Jeff, and if I win I get to throw him out like Uncle Phil on The Fresh Prince of Bel-air.

What are some of your favorite places to party?

Anywhere in Europe is crazy and Vegas is always fun. I love me some California, but Chicago will always be home.

What are three songs guaranteed to make everybody dance?

Every night is different and every city is different. You’ve got to keep up with the new stuff and be ready to play some classics. I guess I didn’t answer your question, did I?

Do you have a good luck record?

Nope, but I have a record with the Maneki Neko (lucky cat/money cat) on it.

What are the top 5 songs playing on your iPod right now?

I have mostly mixes on my iPod — a lot of house, dubstep, and classic hip hop and break dance mixes.

What is your most loathed request?

When people come up to me and ask me,“You know…that one song…that goes….um, how does it go again….do dooo doooo, you know…by that one guy.”

What’s your favorite thing about this city?

Hmmm, probably the food, we’ve got “e’ryting”

Check out more of DJ Spin on Facebook and www.dj-spin.com.

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