DJ Smash

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DJ Smash a.k.a. Smash Hunter (born Wayne Allen Hunter, in Manhattan, New York) is a DJ, music producer, remixer and project consultant.

Background[edit]

His first records were released in 1989 as Transphonic by defunct indie dance label Nu Groove Records founded by Karen and Frank Mendez along with R&B/Dance producers Burrell.

He co-founded New York indie dance label Eightball Records (1990) producing 4 releases (Jazzy Grooves Vol. 1&2, Jazz Not Jazz and Transphonix) for the imprint.

In 1992 he co-founded New Breed Records with Asia Love.

As A&R and creative director of the imprint, he signed artists, compiled singles, EPs and full-length releases.

As a producer/artist released over 30 of his own titles under various production aliases such as Jazz Not Jazz Massive, Yardboy, 2Much, JB, Cubian and Transphonix.

In 1994, he appeared on the Red Hot Organization's compilation album, Stolen Moments: Red Hot + Cool, remixing a track featuring Groove Collective and Bernie Worrell. The album, meant to raise awareness and funds in support of the AIDS epidemic in relation to the African American community, was heralded as "Album of the Year" by Time Magazine.

He's compiled and remixed internationally released projects for labels such as Blue Note Records and Instinct/Acid Jazz Records.

Remix credits include works by Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Bobby McFerrin, Medeski Martin & Wood, Roy Ayers, Herbie Hancock, rapper Guru's Jazzmatazz, Donald Byrd, Bob Belden Project feat. Cassandra Wilson and Dianne Reeves, Groove Collective and many others.

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