DJ Spun

DJ Spun’s Rong Music is one of the most interesting labels on the planet right about now. Its genre-defying catalogue says as much about the artists as it does about the man behind the label. Since 2003 he has headed up the groundbreaking record label, a dual imprint collaboration with DFA, Tu Rong , and finally Promo Only – which brought the world wide disco edit craze to America.

Spun is a DJ that people talk about in hallowed tones. His journey through music began with punk rock then through hip hop and the birth of House and continues to this day with the re-invention of this musical phenomenon. In addition to his now legendary club nights. He held residencies at several seminal West Coast parties. Manning the decks in countless guest spots Spun has racked up the frequent flyer miles playing at many world-renowned parties and clubs, among them Santos Party House, MoMA/PS1, APT. and Francios K’s Deep Space party at Cielo in NYC, San Francisco’s Honey Sound System, Wicked and Gathering parties as well as long term residencies at the End-Up & Stud, LA’s A Club Called Rhonda & Sarcastic Disco, Bad Passion and Horse Meat Disco in London, Frankfurt’s the Omen, Cookies in Berlin, BED in Bangkok, Liquid Room and Unit in Tokyo.

He has produced over 35 records and 5 cd’s for numerous labels including NOID, Siesta, Editions Disco, Big Bear, and his own Rong Music. Most recently he’s has been collaborating with Jonah Sharp (Spacetime Continuum, Reagenz) on live/electronic group, “Loose Control Band” and with Mark Bell (aka Blakkat) as BlakSpun. He has also recently remixed TV Baby, Douglas J. McCarthy (Nitzer Ebb), Gavin & Robbie Hardkiss, the Phenomenal Handclap Band and James Chance and the Contortions. He has also collaborated with Olivier Spencer (House of House, Still Going), Eric Duncan (Rub n Tug, Still Going), Daniel Wang, and Stephen Hall of Arthur Russell and Loose Joints fame as “How & Why?”.

For 7 years Spun was the curator and organizer of MoMA/P.S.1′s prestigious Warm Up Music Series, known as “NYC’s best Summertime Party”. Currently his “All Night Rong Party” (usually with DJ Harvey) has developed a world wide cult following and is one of NYC’s most looked forward to events.

Those in the know are loving his “Originals Vol. 7″ compilation CD on Claremont 56 and looking forward to new BlakSpun releases on Ellum Audio and Circus Recordings.

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