Always with a strong passion for music and entertaining people, the “club bug” officially hooked him in 1980 when a friend took him to First Avenue, a club in Minneapolis, MN, in 20 degree below zero weather. What looked like nothing from the outside, as it used to be a Greyhound bus depot, was a truly transformative experience via the lights, the music and the crowd. And it was the first time he saw an actual DJ spinning in a booth and entertaining a group of people. This was the beginning of the journey of DJ Speir.
“Any good DJ uses music to touch and transform the souls and minds of the club attendees. When done right, it is a magical experience.” – DJ Speir
Since then, DJ Speir, a.k.a Robert Sussman, has been a DJ for some of the hottest clubs in the United States. And now in his late 50s, he is still ranked #365 (2018) for the people's choice and has ranked in the top 100 Dubstep (2017) and 300 Progressive House (2017) DJS in the world on The DJ List.
“Sometimes you have to dig in and personally learn how things work by building them yourself first.” – DJ Speir
A true pioneer in mixing music videos in the early 1980s, as the world of music became more and more digital, he self taught himself all aspects of digital streaming music and video. This led him to launch HouseDanceClub.com in 2008, featuring his audio mixes, followed by his first video streaming site, www.Speir.TV, which was launched in 2011 and quickly began entertaining millions of fans all over the world.
“My true satisfaction is when my music brings people of totally different backgrounds together. I am talking individuals who would have never met otherwise and had possibly been taught by society not to like one another. Enjoying music is a universal bond.” – DJ Speir
DJ Speir has built a global social media following of over one million fans and uses that celebrity to drive visitors to his Speir branded websites. His fan base knows him as always transforming himself and keeps them waiting to see what he has up his sleeve next. 2018 is the beginning of new journeys for DJ Speir and invites his fans to keep a close eye on the excitement and entertainment he will continue to drive across the globe.
“My home is in a DJ booth. My passion is to entertain.” – DJ Speir