Carhartt WIP Radio January 2022

DJ Spinna Show



For the first show of 2022, Carhartt WIP Radio welcomes @dj-spinna-1, the legendary hip hop and deep house innovator from Brooklyn, NYC.

For 30 years Spinna has been a vital part of his hometown’s music legacy. He launched his recording career as a member of the underground hip hop group Jigmastas, before going on to work with the likes of Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch, and De La Soul. In addition, he has made his mark as a solo artist, releasing benchmark albums like “Here to There“ from 2002, as well as countless e.p.’s, compilations and remixes for legends and stars like Donald Byrd, Roy Ayers, Mary J. Blidge, or Steve Wonder.

Since his earliest days, he has been known as an eclectic dj, playing music at the cross-section of hip hop, house, soul, r&b, funk, and jazz. He is also an early proponent of parties dedicated to one artist. His “WONDER-full” DJ nights dedicated to Steve Wonder, and his “Soul Slam” events, better known as the “Michael Jackson VS Prince” parties, became celebrated gatherings all over the USA.

For Carhartt WIP Radio DJ Spinna has conducted a mix, which he describes as “time traveling through my early days of underground hip hop with my group Jigmastas and releases from our Beyond Real label, [before] journeying on with some of my earlier remix works and showing my evolution into House Music.”

As ever, we also sat down with this month’s host, discussing DJ Spinna's artistics origins, influences, and his soulful attitude towards his DJ craft. Check the interview at


1. Jigmastas - Awareness
2. DJ Spinna, Thirstin Howl III, Eminem - Watch Dees
3. Street Serenade - IG Off and Hazadous
4. AG - The 5th Beatle (DJ Spinna Remix)
5. Jigmastas - Chandon
6. La Note - Weekend (DJ Spinna Remix)
7. King - Red Eye (DJ Spinna Blissed Out Remix)
8. Ronny Jordan ft Mos Def - Brighter Day (DJ Spinna Remix)
9. Basement Khemist - Vibrate
10. Muhsinah - Always (DJ Spinna Remix)
11. Les Nubians - Makeda (DJ Spinna and Tiklah Remix)
12. Mos Def - Ms Fat Booty (DJ Spinna Remix)
13. Rita J & Green Weedz - Virgo (DJ Spinna Remix)
14. Jigmastas - Across The Globe
15. Brand New - Sex God (DJ Spinna Remix)
16. Heavies ft Phonte
17. De La Soul - Stakes Is High (DJ Spinna Remix)
18. KV Beats ft Slum Village - We Do It (DJ Spinna Remix)
19. Dynas ft Masta Ace and Jigmastas - Game Huntin’
20. DJ Spinna & Phonte - Dillagence
21. DJ Spinna ft Ovasoul 7 - Surely
22. Donnie - Cloud 9 (DJ Spinna Remix)
23. Roy Ayers - Holiday (DJ Spinna Remix)
24. Jigmastas - Don’t Get It Twisted
25. Potatohead People - Morning Sun (DJ Spinna Remix)
26. Polyrhythm Addicts - Big Phat Boom
27. Bebel Gilberto - Ceu Distante (DJ Spinna Remix)
28. Michael Jackson - We’re Almost There (DJ Spinna Remix)
29. DJ Spinna ft Soulive - All Up In It
30. DJ Spinna ft Vinia Mojica - Idols
31. Inkswell - Eachother (Fallin’) (DJ Spinna Remix)
32. Platinum Pied Pipers - Fever (DJ Spinna Remix)
33. Jigmastas - Beyond Real
34. Lenny Kravitz- Looking Back On Love (DJ Spinna Remix)
35. Otis Redding - Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay (DJ Spinna Remix)
36. First Touch - Do You Really Wanna (DJ Spinna Remix)
37. DJ Spinna -Rock
38. ILLA J - Sunflower (DJ Spinna Remix)
39. DJ Spinna and Phonte - Tonight we Ride
40. Shaun Escoffery - Days Like This (Spinna and Tiklah Remix)