Much more than a DJ, Get Familiar!
Boston’s own Clinton Sparks has always set himself apart from the rest of the field of DJ’s and producers. His drive to succeed, coupled with his creative marketing and sales ideas, have helped him emerge from a cluttered field of DJs as one of the most exciting figures in the music game. These days DJ’s are a dime a dozen. To stand out regionally is a task in itself but Clinton has blown past the goal of being a regional figure and has positioned himself as a pre-eminent DJ known throughout the world, through his radio and TV presence, as a producer, through mix-tapes and in the club.
Starting in 1998 with an unbranded 10-city nationally syndicated mix-show through Super Radio, Clinton took that notoriety and ballooned it into his own personality branded #1 rated syndicated mix show called “SmashTime Radio” in several top US markets and worldwide in South America, Canada, Europe and Australia. In 2004 Eminem asked Clinton to be apart of his uncensored hip-hop channel Shade 45 on XM/Sirius Satellite Radio. Every week, Clinton hits the global airwaves “shock-jock” style with the newest exclusives, custom remixes and special guests celebrities.
In the Spring of 2007 Clinton Sparks joined The Daily 10 on E! Entertainment as the resident music expert, each week reviewing new music releases, interviewing the world’s top music stars and hosting his signature segment “Get Familiar” where he showcases new talent and music that you need to Get Familiar with and in In 2009 Clinton became the music correspondent on yahoo.com.
Clinton Sparks has traveled the world playing in countries such as Australia, Hong Kong, England, France, Dubai, South Africa, Canada and more. There are few DJ’s that can produce the excitement that Clinton Sparks does in the club, which is what makes him such a hot commodity for promoters who will fly him half way around the world for him to perform. When he is at work you can feel the energy and passion he has for the music. As he aggressively switches from record to record the crowd feeds off his intensity. Clinton’s record selection, energy and attitude truly define him as an artist. Hearing and watching him play is a performance in itself!
His shrill catchphrase “Get Familiar” garners instant reaction when it rings over the airwaves during his top-rated broadcasts, in the clubs and on his mixtapes. Artists from Kanye West, 50 Cent, Eminem to Pharrell of the Neptunes and beyond have all proceeded to “Get Familiar” with Clinton, either hosting his radio shows or making special guest appearances on his globally prominent mix-tapes.
Aside from his prowess as a radio DJ/Host and TV personality, he is recognized as a multi-platinum music producer (producing & writing for Beyoncé, Akon, The Notorious B.I.G, Pitbull, Ludacris, Tyrese, Rick Ross, The Game and T-Pain, among others), as well as an artist signed to Interscope Records releasing his own albums featuring some of the hottest pop, hip-hop and R&B stars. So whether its over the radio airwaves of his globally syndicated and satellite radio show, on the TV’s of over 600 million homes around the world, or in the streets with 1,000,000+ mix-tapes in circulation, Clinton has surpassed 99% of the DJ’s in his field…and he wont be content until he is at the top of the pile. Clinton Sparks is much more than a DJ, Get Familiar!
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