Born Ryan Keston Singh on August 27th 1985, he first started off in his own living room for his grandfather’s birthday party back in 1998 with a single turntable, a discman and a microphone alongside cousins Justin “Assassin” Singh and Paul – Damian “DJ Tech” Singh. This was the beginning of a long but priceless experience full of hurdles trying to shut them down along the way. The trio were found initially ‘tearing up’ house parties, school bazaars and anywhere they could have gotten exposure to make their names known in the DJ Fraternity.
Spartan has gained a lot of experience as he worked along side Akil (5 Star Akil) and Associate Degree and micing at places such as; Club Coconuts, The Base, Pier 1, The Palace, Club Platinum, concerts and other venues. Ryan recently graduated with his BSc Degree in Business Computing from London Metropolitan University. He has his own radio show on Slam 100.5 FM “every Saturday and Sunday at 3pm” alongside his cousin DJ Tech. Think that’s all? Spartan is a member of the Artiste Team ,who is a composition of DJs, Producers, Artistes, Radio Personalities and Businessmen. All with the mission of revolutionizing the music industry in their homeland of Trinidad & Tobago and the world. You can also catch him at your favorite night clubs, The World Famous Zen and Wasabi Lounge. Spartan is exclusive to Fantasy Carnival for Carnival Monday and Tuesday 2014. Continue to interview below…
Birth Name – Ryan Singh
DJ Name – Ryan SPARTAN
Single, Taken, Living for Music?
Taken, but music is life.
When did you start off scratching disks?
I’m an MC/Mic man so we don’t use disk, but 1998.
Where do you envision yourself three years from now?
Entertaining people internationally on a regular basis.
Being a member of the Artiste Team what sets you apart from your colleagues?
I would say my voice and the high energy I bring forward to a crowd while on stage also I’m the smallest “Spartan” you would ever come across LOL.
Which carnival fete is your favorite to entertain?
I got two, Jamboree Fete & Soca Monarch
What is your all-time favorite soca tune?
KI – Single Forever
How has social media impacted your career over the past 5 years?
It has made it easier for me to interact with my fans and also distribute stuff to them such as mixtapes at quick speeds.
What is the craziest thing you’ve seen on the road for Carnival?
At cropover 2013 with Zulu International ,seeing two ladies burst into a split over a drain and dancing.
What song best describes you as an individual?
Drake – Forever
Describe your craziest fan girl experience.
I got flashed at an ole years night party I played at in St. Vincent
Zombies have invaded the Earth- who’d be on your fighting team?
The stars from the movie “A-Team” they hare seriously hardcore and I’ll take the girls from the playboy mansion as well 😛
No Tea No Shade – What is the worst soca song you’ve ever heard that probably should’ve not left the recording studio?
A song called Hard concrete LMAO.
As a road DJ how much input do you have in choosing which song masqueraders cross the stage to?
Very little its all on the masqueraders
Outside of Trinidad Carnival which other Carnivals do you love to DJ at and why?
Barbados and Miami, reason being the vast amount of people and cultures which join together with Soca music.
What can we expect from you for Carnival 2K14?
I’ll be giving my all to our culture for the season but for Carnival Monday & Tuesday I’ll be exclusive to Fantasy Carnival 2014.
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