A dancehall connoisseur for over more than a decade, Spex’s love for spinning has ensured reggae is celebrated in the hearts of rhythm aficioados throughout the world. A DJ praised for his mastery of mixing island beats, Spex is deservingly known as The Riddim Track Master.
Although born in Scarborough, ON, Spex bred his musical talents in the sounds of Jamaica, his family’s birthplace and land of reggae legends. Honing his DJ abilities from early on with King Turbo, Spex perfected his mixing and music selector skills playing with internationally known artisits, and by dominating the city’s airwaves since the beginning of the millenium.
Spex’s musical taste and personal style has secured his presence amongst industry heavy weights for almost two decades. Spex has played on international stages, opening for some of reggae’s most influential players and superstars including Sean Paul, Beenie Man, Beres Hammond and Movado.
Since 1995, Spex marked the urban radio scene with his dynamic mode. Staritng as one of the hosts of The Morning Ride Show (CIUT 89.5 FM), a radio reggae show that served as the catalyst for Riddim Track® - Spex’s signature style of showcasing the best of Rub-a-Dub, Lover’s Rock, Dancehall, as well as featuring artist and producers. Spex continued to own the city’s radio signals every Sunday, until early 2011, with the acclaimed Riddim Track World® show on Flow 93.5, coining the term HALLAMANASHUNDAE! It is without a doubt that Sunday’s airwaves has lost momentum since the show’s culmination, however Spex continues to share his mastery of track selection through www.riddimtrackworld.com . In Fall 2011, he will be heard again via G987 FM radio playing the sweet sounds of reggae once again via his Riddim Track World radio show.
Launched in 2008, The Riddim Track World is a digital hub for reggae fans and music lovers. Featuring the likes of the #1 Reggae DJ, music news, mix tapes, Spex-clusives, pictures and Spex-casts – Spex’s podcasts available through iTunes. The Riddim Track World is a source for smooth sailing music, as the Riddim Track Master’s selection never disappoints.
Spex has proven to be prolific at his craft. Winning the Best Reggae DJ award at the inaugural Stylus DJ Awards in 2006, for his contributions to the Canadian Reggae and Dancehall scenes. In 2007, Spex’s reach and impact was solidified by his ability to “out-clash” two of the world’s most infamous reggae clash teams, Mighty Crown and King Addies, in Tag Team Clash Part 2. Spex has been continuously garnished with accolades, nominated each subsequent year in the “Best Reggae DJ” category at the Stylus DJ Awards, acquiring a second win in 2009 and a third in 2011.
Spex has played at the NKPR Gifting lounge (during the Toronto International Film Festival) for The House of Marley brand, impressing all of those who attended with his musical taste. Spex’s unmatched skills has granted him the honour of playing for the Marley family and guests at the launch of the House of Marley in Canada. It takes a Riddim Track Master to ensure this special audience enjoys the best Canada has to offer.