I. About PIOSystems
III. General and Miscellaneous
Q. When Did PIOSystems Start?
A. PIOSystems is a company I (Kwaku Wynn) started back in 2002 unofficially while I was attending College (Florida International University) in Miami. While working as a DJ, I was using the name ‘Pionear’, which was a play on the Company ‘Pioneer’ that produced the Digital CDJ-1000 Turntables I used.
Then from there, after possible copyright/trademark issues, I went on to use ‘Cue Spinna’ as my DJ/Producer name, and kept the 1st 3 letters from ‘PIO’near and added ‘Systems’ at end because a ‘System’ is the complete rig you use (Speakers, Mixer, Turntables, etc) while Djing. It’s also a nod to one of my favorite 80s Synth/Electro/R&B Groups, ‘The System’.
Q. Why Did You Choose The Colors Turquoise and Purple For PIOSytems?
A. The Main Colors (Turquoise and Purple) are not only my favorite Colors, but also Colors representative of the Colors on my Zodiac Chart:
My Zodiac Sign is Aquarius…And the Ruling Planet for Us Aquarians is Uranus, which is a Bluish-Green Color (Turquoise, Cyan, Aquamarine, etc), while my Birth Month (February) Birth/Gem Stone is Amethyst, which is a Purple Color. So it don’t have to do with anything else, like copying off Prince (Love him as a Musical Artist!) or any Gang-Related Nonsense (Never was in one, and at my age, probably never will). So it’s All in the Stars, as they say 😉
Q. How Did The Design Of The PIOSYSTEMS LOGO Come About?
A. I made a Blog Post about this earlier this year on 3/14 (‘PI’-Day):
To Re-Cap, basically is a combination of the of Greek letter/symbol ‘π’ (pi), in cased by the letter ‘O’ (in a circle). And the little slash thru the left vertical line is a homage to the Kanji symbol ( 刃 ) for ‘Blade’ , which is part of the ‘Ninja’ Kanji (忍術) since it resembles it somewhat…
Q. What’s The Origin/Meaning of Your Name?
A. ‘Kwaku’ is a West African/Ghanaian Name Usually given to Male Boys on their Day of Birth, which in my case would be a ‘Wednesday’. It’s a tradition over there (and other places) to name your kids the day they were Born on. Listen at 2:14 in the Below Video on Meaning/Pronunciation of Kwaku:
Q. Are You Ghanaian/African – Were You Born in Ghana/Africa?
A. No, I’m not…I was born here in the USA in the State of New Jersey. My Dad used to visit and lived and died over in Senegal, though, and he gave me and my Brothers/Cousin African Names (I’m the only one who got both First/Middle Name, though xD). It was a thing many African-American/Black (or whatever they are calling it these days) Families did during the Black, Afrocentric and Civil Rights Movements in the 60s/70s. But I am a child of the African Diaspora and African in Spirit.
Q. Have You Ever Been To Africa/Ghana/Senegal?
A. Nope…but I would really like to travel there someday…hopefully after I take care of things on this side of the Atlantic, then visit Senegal (1st), then Ghana (2nd) and other parts of Africa.
Q. How Tall Are You?
GENERAL And MISCELLANEOUS
Q. Whassup With Your Fascination With ‘Ninja’?
A. Well, just like most other kids growing up in the 70s/80s, me and my family grew up watching alot of the Chinese Kung-Fu/Martial Arts films on TV (mainly on Saturday Mornings after Cartoons). And while I enjoyed the Kung-Fu Masters (like the ones played by Bruce Lee, Jang-Lee Hwang, Chiang Sheng and the Venom Mob) I was more interested in the Masked and Robed ‘Ninja’ type Character Films (Five Elements Ninjas) for whatever reasons…
Then later on, mainline ‘Ninja’ films started to appear here in the US, such as the films starring the Great Sho Kosugi (Pray For Death, Revenge of the Ninja, Ninja III) and Sonny Chiba