With over 20 years in the industry, never resting on his laurels, Spair maintains his relevancy in the oversaturated DJ scene. He has held residences at some of the hottest clubs in Las Vegas, is co-founder of the Oakland Faders, and honorary member of Vegas based Jimi Handtrix Crew. When not spinning the wax to make your hands clap, Spair moonlights as a producer, and has produced and remixed songs for TV, skateboard videos, and a slew of underground artists.
Spair hails from Oakland, California, and is the son of a jazz musician. His father — and his father’s passion for music — played a huge role in Spair’s development; first as a music lover, and later as an artist himself. With the influence of his father, combined with prodigious natural talent, in 1999 he started the legendary Oakland Faders crew with fellow artist DJ Platurn. That same year, he won URB magazine’s mixtape competition, solidifying himself as a force to be reckoned with. Spair’s talents were recognized by Red Bull, and in 2003 he was invited to South Africa to participate in the exclusive “Red Bull Music Academy.” In 2004, Spair and Platurn went on to win the much-publicized “Scion Free Up Your Mix” competition, topping DJs from all over the nation with their smooth mixing, deep crates, and nimble scratching.
On stage, Spair has DJ’ed for artists like Warren G, Doug E. Fresh, and Bobby Brown. He has opened for DJ luminaries like Mix Master Mike, Pete Rock, and A-Trak. His ability to genre-hop combined with impressive technique, keeps him in heavy demand.