Dubspot Radio Podcast: DJ Smash (Mobile Global, New Breed) – Exclusive Mix and Interview

For this week’s installment of Dubspot Radio Podcast we are very pleased to introduce internationally-respected DJ and music producer, DJ Smash.


Dubspot Radio Podcast: DJ Smash

For this week’s installment of Dubspot Radio Podcast, we are very pleased to introduce internationally-respected DJ, music producer, and industry veteran Wayne Hunter a.k.a. DJ Smash to bless us with a diverse and solid mix of club music. Most of these tracks are original productions, remixes, and edits produced over his long career. In our extended interview, DJ Smash talks to Dubspot Radio’s Pozibelle about his early origins, the evolution of music production and DJ performance technology, inside scoops and the various record labels he’s been involved with over the years, current projects, and much more.

01. dj smash – Lounge Mode 1994
02. dj Smash – Keep On 1992
03. dj Smash – It’s Time 1994
04. dj Smash – Hit The Chalice 1995
05. Bob Marley & The Wailers – Get Up Stand up (dj Smash remix 2012)
06. dj Smash – Narcotic jazz (dj Smash dub) 1996
07. dj Smash – Saxxy Thang 1995
08. Headshock – Do The Jazz 1994
09. dj Smash – Nod ta This 2015
10. Romanowski_Days & Daze_dj Smash remix 2012
11. dj Smash feat. Hunnitz – Better Than You- 2015
12. dj Smash feat. Hunnitz – Say Don’t Stop – 2015
13. Stevie vs. The Beatles – Superstition/Come Together (dj Smash smash up mix) 2013
14. Patrice Rushen vs. Big Youth_ Rewind Me – 2012
15. Earth Wind & Fire vs Blue Trio – Can’t Hide Jazz (dj Smash Smash-Up) 2014
16. Gregory Porter _ Liquid Spirit (dj Smash Afro Work mix) 2014
17. Bob Marley & The Wailers _ Exodus (dj Smash Afro Works mix) 2014
18. Roy Ayers – Goree Island (dj Smash Afro Works mix) 2004
19. Novalima – El Diablo (dj Smash Afro Works mix) 2015
20. Smash Hunter – Moonlighting – 2014
21. Stevie Wonder – Signed Sealed Delivered (dj Smash unreleased house mix) 2005
22. Shoplifters vs. Al Green – Stay Together (Smash Hunter Soulful vocal mix)
23. Julius Papp feat Lisa Shaw – Way Back (Smash Hunter Soul Tech remix) 2009
24. Transphonic – Light Up Plug In Bug Out (Smash original mix) 1989
25. Johnny Hammond – Los Conquistadores Chocolates (dj Smash Afro Disco mix) 2014

Working within the music industry in multiple roles for the past 30+ years, DJ Smash (born Wayne Hunter) has worn many hats ; DJ, remixer, programmer, graphic illustrator, recording engineer, label founder, A&R, compilation producer and recently, mentor for upcoming independent artists attempting to make their way in the ever-changing music industry.

Raised in New York City, he’s had the unique experience of living in 4 out of 5 boroughs   being raised in Brooklyn, South Bronx, Rego Park, Harlem and East Village in New York City, he learned the art of djing by watching more experienced DJs perform in parks and block parties, masterfully working the crowds and sound system.

Smash muses “ultimately, my greatest lesson was learning to observe and read different audiences and play the right tune at the best possible moment”.

As a budding DJ and producer, he was primarily influenced by R&B, Funk, Reggae / Calypso, Disco, Hip Hop, early Techno and House.

Smash has shared the bill and stage with Gilles Peterson, Norman Jay, François K, Danny Krivit, King Britt, Nicodemus, Miguel Migs, Jon Cutler, DJ Romain and many others.

Clubs : Smash got his start in New York City in 1987 with residencies at legendary clubs such as Save The Robots(’88-’93), Nell’s (’92-’93) and Giant Step (’90-’95). Since then, travelled the globe, spinning clubs, festivals and concerts in UK, Scotland, Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Russia, Switzerland, Sweden, Singapore, South Korea and China.

Releases : Smash released his first record as Transphonic on Nu Groove Records (early House music label in New York) in 1988. From there, he produced and remixed for an array of labels including Eightball, New Breed (co-founder, A&R), and worked has consultant and series producer for legendary jazz label Blue Note Records (Phonography Series, Blue Break Beats series) also writing liner notes for several releases for the label.

Recent Releases on:  InfraCom Records (Mop Mop “A Chance For Peace”) Metro Trax NY (Stay Together), Wonderwheel (Novalima -“El Diablo”), and Disque Corde – Japan (Fat Jazzy Grooves re-issue series).

Smash recently launched digital imprints Funkskool, and Mobile Global Artists releasing productions featuring emerging artists (Ijeoma Njoku, Izzy Wise, Will Magid, Pleasuremaker, Hunitz) along with re-issuing songs from the classic New Breed and Eightball Records archives (over 100 titles).

Most recent DJ appearances : Salted (SF), Afrolicious (SF), Turntables On The Hudson (NY), Giant Step (NY / SF) and private events around the globe.

Keep up with DJ Smash on SoundCloud, Facebook, and on Twitter.

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