Behind The Headphones – An intimate peek into the artist behind the headphones.
This week we chat with DJ Spen. Sean Spencer, better known by his stage name DJ Spen or Spen, is an American DJ and record producer. Born in Baltimore, DJ Spen started DJing aged 13 and quickly established himself as one of the cities rising talents in the hip hop world.
However, in 1989, Spen moved away from hip hop and joined the dance music production team The Basement Boys. Spen continued to work with the Basement Boys for several years before starting a business venture called Code Red Recordings in 2004 and in 2011 he founded Quantize Recordings and serves as the President and CEO. Spen continues to perform internationally and has appeared at Ministry of Sound; Coachella, Southport, Weekender UK, and SunceBeat Festival Croatia. In 2018, Spen and Italian producer Michele Chiavarini scored a number 1 on Billboard’s Dance Club Songs chart with their remix of Donna Summer’s Hot Stuff. Also in 2018, Quantize Recordings had a #1 Billboard Dance Chart song with Barbara Tucker’s cover of the Lyn Collins song “Think (About It)”. In 2020, Spen produced the song “Party People” with Crystal Waters.