WONDER-full: Tribute to the Wonder of Stevie w/ DJ SPINNA
Saturday, Jun 06, 2015 9:00 PM CDT
(9:00 PM Doors)
The Promontory, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
Saturday June 6th 2015
KeiStar Productions, Sean Alvarez, and The Silver Room
A Tribute To The Wonder of Stevie
Featuring DJ Spinna (NYC)
Spinning All Stevie Exclusives, Original Compositions, Covers, Samples, Remixes, Etc.
Opening Set by DJs
Sean Alvarez and Duane Powell
Always expect the best of the legendary Stevie Wonder at a WONDER-Full™ event as DJ Spinna digs deep in his crates to offer anything Stevie related to the audience, always giving them a memorable musical experience.
Advance Tickets $12
Early Bird Tickets $10 (Limited Quantity)
Door Price (until 11pm) $15
Door Price (after 11pm) $20
DJ Spinna is something of an anomaly in music. A humbling example of what it takes to truly succeed within the framework of multiple fields. With a steadfast work ethic, an obsessively extensive vinyl library and the willingness to pursue the full extents of his roots (Funk, Soul R&B and Jazz), foundation (Hip-Hop) and future (Electronic/Dance music) without any restraints. A cornerstone of Hip-Hop’s late 90’s indie-uprise, DJ Spinna made much of his first impression on listeners as the musical background of his group The Jigmastas (having released an impressive slew of 12” singles on his then self-run label Beyond Real during this time) as well as providing the canvats for an array of that era’s lyrical giants including Eminem, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch and De La Soul.
Yet of all accomplishments, nothing compares to DJ Spinna’s celebrated Stevie Wonder inspired WONDER-Full DJ performances. Garnering overwhelming fanfare each occasion done - whether NYC, LA, DC, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Japan or beyond - if a WONDER-Full event is booked at a club you can put money on a line around the block and hundreds of Stevie Wonder admirers joyfully rocking the house. The success of these events have led to several collaborations between Stevie Wonder and DJ Spinna including remixes for “My Love Is On Fire" and “Sweetest Somebody” from Stevie’s 2005 “A Time To Love” release. Most notably, in October 2012 Spinna performed an opening DJ set for the “United Nations Message Of Peace Concert with Stevie Wonder” including appearances by Sting, Janelle Monae, Varlerie Simpson, and other luminary artists.
Its true that there are other likeminded DJ/Producers in the world comparable to DJ Spinna, but for the most part, they choose a genre and master it. Ask them to flip another variety with the same intense knowledge and sleek-savvy and you’ll be hard pressed to find someone that can do it to Spinna’s extent.