dj le spam | courtesy henry stone music

Five Questions with DJ Le Spam of Spam Allstars

What inspired you for the mixtape and how did you choose the songs? 
I have been collecting Miami funk 45s for 20 years. These are some of the toughest.

01 Positive Sounds | I'm Fired Up
02 JP Robinson | Hot Love 
03 Johhny K | Bills to Pay
04 Blowflys | Funky in the Hole  
05 Clarence Reid - Miss Hot Stuff
06 Raw Soul Express | The Way We Live 
07 Latimore | It Ain't Where You Been 
08 Mighty Ryeders | Evil Vibrations 
09 Funky Nassau | Bahama Soul Stew 
10 Jesse Slaughter | I Had A Dream 
11 Lee Austin | Put Something on Your Mind

You collect and play a lot of vinyl – do you have a one record that is particularly special? 
There are many! One would be the Helene Smith Sings Deep Soul  LP from the Miami soul micro-label Deep City. Willie Clarke, the original producer believes there were only 100 pressed. 

If you had to sum up Miami in one word, what would it be?

Favorite Miami musician, living or dead? 
Little Beaver

Spam Allstars
Thursday Nights | Hoy Como Ayer
April 1st | Ball & Chain