PROFILE: DJ Spinatik - Bio & Pix
Presented by CeCe Vance of Vance NyCC Multimedia
WHEN SPINATIK TURNED 15 HE AQCUIRED HIS FIRST SET OF TURNTABLES AND BEGAN PERFECTING HIS CRAFT. PRACTICING DAY AND NIGHT WITH HIS ONLY DISTRACTION BEING HIS HIGH SCHOOL STUDIES. SPINATIK WOULD MAKE MIXTAPES WEEKLY THAT HE WOULD DISTRIBUTE THROUGHOUT THE HALLS OF HIS HIGH SCHOOL WHICH MADE HIM THE GO TO GUY FOR EVERYONE’S BIRTHDAY, GRADUATION & HOLIDAY PARTIES.
Full Bio and More Pictures after the Jump...
When Spinatik attended college at the University of South Florida he gained popularity quickly with his plethora of mixtapes ranging from hip hop, dancehall, r&b & top 40 that were played at many of the fraternities parties as well as some of the dorm rooms and other college living complexes. The popularity of his mixtapes landed him a weekly spot on the college’s radio station WBUL 1620am. Wasn’t long after that club promoters heard of Spinatik and he would start his career as a Club DJ in Tampa’s popular night life scene Ybor City. Within a year Spinatik had officially DJed in most of the popular clubs in Ybor City making him a priority in the city of Tampa.
After becoming one of the most sought after Club DJs, Spinatik was discovered by Tampa’s Own 95.7 The Beat where he preformed as a guest on air in March of 2006. The amount of call-ins and support from listeners landed Spinatik his own weekly mixshow “The Friday Night Lockdown” from 9pm-12am. In 2008 Spinatik was awarded by the Tampa Music Conference with the DJ CLIPS (R.I.P. to DJ CLIPS) award, which represents a DJ that is well-rounded (Club, Mixtape & Skills). It was then that Spinatik knew he had to gain a name for himself outside of his home city and decided to go full force into the mixtape game. Spinatik then created “Street Runnaz” a southern brand used as an outlet for those seeking what’s new and hot in southern music. Street Runnaz quickly gained popularity due to it’s unique production and presentation. Each volume featured one of a kind artwork as well as Spinatik setting the tone with exclusive down south street anthems as well as chart topping hip hop singles.
Soon there after Spinatik joined forces with the Shadyville DJs which had him as a bi-weekly guest mixer on Shade 45. Within that same year Spinatik was awarded “Mixtape Rookie of The Year” at the 2009 Southern Entertainment Awards, which was reason enough for him to go even harder with his new brand name. Street Runnaz became a brand trusted by rap artists, both new and established. Artsits such as Plies, Yo Gotti, Dj Drama & Young Dro to name a few have all taken part of exclusive Street Runnaz projects to help promote upcoming albms & other projects of their own. As of March of 2010 Spinatik’s brand “Street Runnaz” was awarded “Mixtape Series of The Year” at the Southern Entertainment Awards.
Street Runnaz and DJ Spinatik have both been featured in magazines and on websites such as MTV.com, BET.Com, Ozone Magazine, Rapradar.com, Hip Hop Weekly Magazine & Foundation Magazine. In 2011 Spinatik was awarded “Mixtape DJ of The Year” as well as “Best Skills on a Mixtape” at the Southern Entertainment Awards. As of March of 2012 Fat Joe announced via his Twitter that DJ Spinatik has officially joined forces with the Terror Squad empire.
As the few months previous to that announcement Dj Spinatik was the official Tour DJ for Fat Joe’s International Summer Tours to 13 Different countries including Dubai, France, Angola, Switzerland & many more! As of 2012 Spinatik remains consistant as “Street Runnaz” was awarded “Best Mixtape Series” at the 2012 Duval Diamond Awards presented by Bigga Rankin.
CeCe Vance Publicist