Spencer Product has been at the center of New York's dance and club scene since 2000, creating his own music and djing events with his carefully curated collection of the most original new music on the planet. In addition to influencing the musical direction of the underground scene, his creative direction and graphic design has shaped much of aesthetic landscape of the New York music and club scene.
Born in Normal, Illinois, Spencer moved to the Big Apple in 1997 and began his career throwing parties at his Williamsburg loft. This attracting a great mix of cool kids, emerging fashion designers, musicians and artists. By 2001 when the crowd got too big, he moved his group of partygoers to Luxx, where he and club mogul Larry Tee started the parties Berliniamsburg and Mutants. Artists like 2 Many DJs, Fischerspooner and The Scissor Sisters all performed on the their stage. The club night garnered international attention, and these parties led to NYC's Electroclash movement shaping the aesthetic for the downtown and Williamsburg nightlife scenes.
Spencer moved on to create the party We Bite! in late 2003, an electro rock'n roll debauch at Happy Ending in Chinatown, which became one of the hottest parties in NYC. With a rotating line-up of celebrity guest DJs such as Bloc Party, The Misshapes, and Steve Aoki, We Bite!'s raw sound and scene moved Paper Magazine to vote Spencer Product Best DJ at Paper Magazine's Nightlife Awards in 2005. Product's next party Ruff Club was guest dj'ed by musicians such as We Are Scientists, Andrew W.K. and Adam Green gracing its stage; internationally renowned DJs such as Boys Noize,, Kitsune Maison, and Arthur Baker. Ruff Club became one of the most talked about parties of the moment, and won Best Party at Paper Magazine's Nightlife Awards in 2006. Currently, Product djs club nights, art parties and fashion events around the globe.
His music has been presented for art events at the New Museum, Hirshhorn Museum, and Andrea Rosen Gallery, and has included residencies for Stedelijk Museum's Andy Warhol Club(2008), and several month long residencies for Tokyo for Club Le Baron de Paris. In fashion, he has played live sets for brands such as Balenciaga, Dior Homme, Alexander McQueen, Jeremy Scott, Top Shop, Purple Magazine, Visionaire and consistantly with Stella McCartney. Since 2005, he has collaborated with GrandLife, DJing for "This Is New York" parties in Paris each fashion week. He also has done music supervision on fashion shows for the likes of DKNY, Banana Republic and Generra.
In addition, Spencer created a stage act as a parody of his lifelong hero Prince, and his song Contra-Pussy which was played by Michel Gaubert in Jeremy Scott's First New York fashion show in 2002.
He was also front-man for electro-punk band, Black Moustache. After the release of their debut album in 2003 and 12'' remix EP in 2004, they performed live shows up and down the East Coast and Canada, including a special set in Pittsburgh at the Warhol Museum. In 2005, he and Black Moustache collaborator, Mike Skinner, worked as producers on various projects for other artists, such as writing and producing Fendi's Mother Inc. album (2004) for artworld mogul Yvonne Force Villareal (Art Production Fund.)
These days, Spencer has his hands full DJ touring, doing music supervision, writing and recording his own music, cultivating art and graphic design projects and his tastemaker mix compilations.