DJ Spinz on working with Future, creating Ty Dolla $ign's "Blasé," and the collaborative approach of Atlanta producers.
Atlanta has a rich history of rap, but in recent years it's become known for producing a large number of stars and hits through its very supportive, collaborative and creative music scene. While vocalists remain the face of music from the region, its success depends greatly on a network of producers and DJs, many of whom help in the process of finding and developing new talent, and ultimately breaking records and artists.
DJ Spinz is present in both the DJ and production scenes, hosting tapes alongside longtime business partner DJ Scream, as well as constantly creating new sounds with a steady stable of beatmakers such as Southside, Metro Boomin, and Dun Deal. Over the last few years, he's worked with Gucci Mane, Future, Cash Out, 2 Chainz, iLoveMakonnen, and many more, often in the early stages of their careers.
We spoke to Spinz about his entry into the exciting regional scene, some of his biggest production credits, and his creative relationship with some of the city's greatest talents. Click through the galleries to read our conversation.