DJ SPIN (Christopher Villagran) a native of Algiers, Louisiana began deejaying at the age of 16. At the age of 18 he was deejaying for Big Boy Records, including New Orleans artists Mystikal, Fiend, and Partners N Crime. In 1993 he was producing and deejaying with Don and Fess of Full Pack Productions, who did in house producing for South Coast Records whose artists include 5th Ward Weebie, Drama Squad, Partners N Crime, Bayou Boy and Ms. Tee. Later DJ Spin also began working with KLC of the Medicine Men (formerly Beats by the Pound) who have produced tracks for Mystikal, Ludacris, David Banner and Soulja Slim.
Since 2001 DJ Spin has been touring with Grammy Award winner Chris Thomas King and helped re innovate the blues. In December 2002 DJ Spin performed with Chris Thomas King at Radio City Music Hall at Martin Scorsese’s Year Of The Blues Concert, which was filmed by Anthony Fuqua. According to the British magazine MOJO:
[quote]Most memorable moment: a DJ (Spin) sampled Son House’s death-chant John the Revelator, as Chris Thomas King (O Brother, Where art Thou?) delivered searing slidework with all the teeth rattling chill and emotional bite an electric blues could hope to muster.[/quote]
In 2003 KNOU Hot 104.5 FM of New Orleans selected him as one of the deejays in New Orleans to be featured on their live deejay mix show. He hosts his show the (Spin Cycle) here twice a week.
DJ Spin produced tracks for Fiend, Lil Wayne, Mystikal, Chris Thomas King & 21C-B-Boyz’ and recently choreographed the music for the dance part of the Britney Spears Circus Tour he also spins Electro, Funky Breaks, House, Hip Hop, Indie, R&B, Rock etc…
Along with opening up for Grammy Award winning artist Chris Thomas King, DJ Spin also opens regularly for the House of Blues concerts. DJ Spin has been requested to open for KEM, Busta Rhymes, Nas, Lil Wayne, Method Man, Ludacris, Pepsi Smash, DJ Scratch Academy, State Farm, and MTV2. And, for the last five years when Snoop Dogg comes to New Orleans he requested that DJ Spin has opened for his shows at the House of Blues.
Spin has built a reputation as one of the most respected ORIGINAL “DJ’s” in New Orleans for his innovation and style. He’s emerging into the spotlight as he is working with KLC of The Medicine Men (formerly Beats by the Pound), Fiend, Mystikal, BG, Juvenile, Cash Money Records, Currency, Pharrell Williams, Chris Thomas King and DJ Craze & DJ A-Trak of the Allies.