Hard Times London
is back and heading to London on Saturday 7th June, their big all night party & creator Steve Raine’s birthday at Crucifix Lane features DJ Spen, DJ Yass, CJ Mackintosh & Dennis Valentine.
With a career span of more than 20 years and his famous studio and production work, Spen has become one of the most sought-after DJs in the U.S. His began his career at the age of 13, producing mix shows for WEBB AM in Baltimore. Even at that young age, Spen founded one of the area’s first hip hop production groups, the Numarx. In 1986 they wrote and recorded a track called “Girl You Know It’s True”, which was later covered and made famous by Milli Vanilli.
Look at the history of British clubland, and you’ll find the name CJ Mackintosh is woven inextricably into the tale. From house parties and illegal all-nighters through to British DJs beginning to create music of their own, from the acid house explosion to the British club scene coming of age with the Ministry of Sound to his release ‘Pump up the Volume’ as M/A/R/R/S, CJ has always been there, pushing things forward by playing the music he loves.