Mass Appeal: DJ Outtaspace Talks “Thug City,” The Coalition DJs, and Why Strippers Are the Best A&Rs
DJ Outtaspace Talks “Thug City,” The Coalition DJs, and Why Strippers Are the Best A&Rs
Born in Los Angeles, and raised in Columbus, GA, DJ Outta Space has established himself as one of the go-to DJs for breaking records in ATL. The winner of the coveted Strip Club DJ of the Year at the 2015 Diamond Awards, Outta Space holds down residencies at Magic City, Blue Flame, Strokers, Pin Ups and Cream Ultra. Attending three colleges—Georgia State, Morehouse and Kennesaw State—in three years, his music grind soon outweighed his studies. While he did not graduate, he did link up with DJ Iceberg to begin throwing parties and established a promotion team that set a mighty brand in motion.
The late William “Nando” Barnes, co-founder of The Coalition DJs, took him under his wing, bringing Outta Space into the powerful music syndicate. Building on his successful Space James mixtape series, Outta Space’s affiliation with the 808 Mafia has brought him into production, most notably with the recent release “Thug City” featuring a six-pack of street-certified artists: Young Sizzle, TM88, Nephew Texas Boy, Ethan Sacii & Spiker 808. Outta Space spoke with us about his come-up, the inner workings on ATL’s strip club scene, and how he’s carrying on since the untimely passing of his mentor.
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