Watch the Luminous New Video for “Down” from Electronic Producer Otodojo via Magnetic Magazine

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“Today, MAGNETIC premieres the video for “Down” off the EP A Piece Removed, produced by Jacob Mroczek and Kristi Gogos of playhouse90…The video, referencing breezy cinematic shifts between images of spring blossoms to ethereal visions of summertime wanderlust, is a first look inside the mind of the SpinSpinNYC wunderkind, Otodojo.”

 

Read more via Magnetic Magazine: http://www.magneticmag.com/2017/05/watch-the-luminous-new-video-for-down-from-electronic-producer-otodojo/

Big Shot Guest Mix 330: Jay Hill

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“DJ/producer Jay Hill, who in a former life was a singer-songwriter in the realm of trip-hop on the West Coast, has been walking the border of house and techno ever since she relocated to the Big Apple in 2012. Now spending time in Philadelphia, where she’s got her own studio, Hill is focusing on production and remix projects. With tracks for King Street Sounds and remixes for the likes of Allies For Everyone under her belt, her remix of Glasys’ “The Pressure” is set for release shortly out on SpinSpin NYC.

Taking the lessons she’s learned opening for Adam Beyer, Ida Engberg, Shonky, Dan Ghenacia, and Kevin Yost, Hill will bring her smooth grooves to Europe this summer by way of a DJ tour that’ll touch down in Greece, the UK and Germany. Ahead of a blockbuster summer she takes control of Big Shot Guest Mix 330, a heavenly 17-track session featuring subterranean excursions from Frankie Deep, Jordan Peak, Pete Moss, Matthias Vogt, Mr. G and Jay Tripwire’s edit of her track ‘Falls the Shadows.'”

 

Continue reading via Big Shothttp://newsflash.bigshotmag.com/dj-mixes/50725/

High Times Interviews Mustafa Akbar

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Photo by Josh Brick

Mustafa Akbar came up in the Eighteenth Street Lounge scene in Washington, D.C. in the mid ‘90s. “The Lounge,” as he calls it, is actually one of Teddy Roosevelt’s old mansions. Perched upon DC’s 18th Street abreast of iconic Dupont Circle, the multi-level enclave became Thievery Corporation’s stomping grounds and home to ESL Music, an incubator of DC funk and soul infused electronica and global force in downtempo music.

It was 2001 when ESL artists Thunderball debuted Akbar signing on their album Scorpio Rising. The album released on September 11th, 2001– imagine how bittersweet, yet somewhat fitting for a D.C. label whose output includes poignant political anthems like “Amerimacka” and “The Richest Man in Babylon.” Notwithstanding, Akbar’s debut on ESL set the stage for features on numerous recordings, collaborating with artists, producers and record labels the world over, including numerous appearances on Kraak and Smaak’s Jalapeno Records. He’s since formed his own group, Nappy Riddem, a conscious reggae band supported by Fort Knox Five’s record label Fort Knox Recordings, who’ve logged yearly performances for DC’s National Cannabis Festival. And today, Akbar has a new single out, “Trust,” debuting on Brooklyn indie music imprint SpinSpinNYC…”

Read more via High Times: http://hightimes.com/culture/music/nappy-riddems-mustafa-akbar-is-d-c-musics-greatest-voice/

Watch: Otodojo & Brother Zetaohm at Superbooth17 in Berlin


Otodojo is in Berlin with his brother Zetaohm to showcase their Fluxus One Voltage Sequencer at Superbooth17, a conference for electronic music instrument makers and artists.

Otodojo says, “Adding Fluxus One to your modular is an instantly gratifying experience. It highlights the capabilities of your existing gear, and provides you with a fine precision tool to simultaneously control multiple facets of your modular patch. It will help you to bring more pythagorean musicality into your system, or allow you to embrace utter chaos with its modulation and microtonal capabilities. We have worked very hard to bring a concept to life.

Four channels, sixty four steps.

Each output channel can send one gate, and two CV signals. Each CV output range is 20Vpp. Each pitch output is quantized, and will sequence over a user definable 10V range anywhere within the 20V swing. In a world of analog and digital modules, each with unique CV input requirements, the Fluxus One will allow you to adapt the output voltage to the range of the module you are sequencing. Each channel can behave as an independent sequencer, and can be externally clocked from individually. Per channel settings include step length, clock division, scale quantization as well as input modulation mapping. The Zetaohm Fluxus One is available to project backers, starting at US $575, with an expected delivery of July. After that, it’s expected to be priced at $675.”

Nutritious Explores Jazz & Funk in EP02 of his Magnetic Magazine Mix Series

“Nutritious is back with a new mix this month as part of our exclusive mix series with the talented producer, and this time he traverses the worlds of Blood Orange, Bonobo, Todd Terje, DJ Shadow, and more…” via Magnetic Magazine

In Stores Today – Mustafa Akbar – Trust

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Mustafa Akbar is known across the globe as one of the best funk and modern soul singers and he possesses an amazing ability to deliver music from the heart. We first heard Trust featuring members of Akbar’s band Nappy Riddem playing over a tiny smartphone speaker after wrapping up a party at the ESL mansion in Washington D.C. Once Nutritious & Commodore produced a moody, storming vocal house remix and dub, B.C. beat-chef JPOD delivered a signature bass bending break mix and reprise.

Mustafa Akbar debuted in 2001 on the Thunderball album Scorpio Rising singing on ‘Heart Of The Hustler’ released by Thievery Corporation’s record label ESL Music. Since, Akbar’s been featured across numerous house, break, soul and funk records. In 2003, Akbar released his first solo music with the album Natural High. In 2006, Thunderball featured Akbar again, twice, on the album Cinescope (‘Return Of The Panther’ and ‘Elevated States’) released by ESL. In 2008, Fort Knox Five debuted their first album Radio Free DC featuring Akbar on four tracks, ‘The Spirit Of 75,’ ‘How To Start A Band,’ ‘Uptown Tricks’ and the successful ‘Funk 4 Peace.’ By 2009, Akbar released his second solo work, a soulful album titled That Day out on Kizum Music.

In 2011, Akbar debuted his reggae band Nappy Riddem with the release One World Sovereignty on Fort Knox Recordings. Then, in 2013, Akbar forged a relationship with Europe’s Basement Freaks, singing on three tracks on the album Funk From The Trunk (‘Gimme More,’ ‘Bedroom Stories,’ and ‘Dancin’) out on Jalapeño Records. In 2015, Fort Knox Five released the album Pressurize The Cabin with Akbar taking center stage on both ‘Whatcha Gonna Do’ and ‘Keep It Poppin,’ including a set of remixes by Worthy, DJ Dan, Mike Balance, and Wes Smith of the latter. In 2016, Akbar performed again with the Basement Freaks on the album Time Machine (‘Move Your Body’ and ‘Little Red Afro’)–’Little Red Afro,’ a tribute to the late Jon H, a long time friend and founding member of the Fort Knox Five.

This project is years in the making and we look forward to highlighting Akbar’s musical prowess on SpinSpinNYC.

Traxsourcehttps://www.traxsource.com/title/780703/trust

Juno: http://www.junodownload.com/products/mustafa-akbar-trust/3389476-02

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/trust-ep/id1215842003

Track It Down: https://www.trackitdown.net/track/mustafa-akbar/trust-original-mix/tech_house_minimal/11430852.html

 

Listen to Nutritious’ New Magnetic Magazine Mix Series

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We’re excited to present a new mix series with the talented Nutritious. For those that aren’t familiar with him yet, he’s an artist that’s been through various levels of the music industry including experiences with Avex Records, Savoir Adore, MFSB & Disco Inferno guitarist TJ Tindall, spinning Mushroom Jazz with Mark Farina, performing 2×4 with DJ Logic, touring Central America, holding down residencies and regular performances at the Ace Hotel, Cielo, Mighty, and Eighteenth Street Lounge, contributing to the NYT bestselling book Living Well, airing multiple sets on Pete Tong’s Evolution FM radio, scoring films for Danny Aiello and contributing to MindBodyGreen and Big Buds Magazine, appearing in and scoring two feature films alongside Method Man, Moby, Sander Kleinenberg and Wolfgang Gartner. It’s safe to say that even if you weren’t familiar with his name, you’ve definitely heard his music before.

He’s also a massive fan and contributor to the world of jazz, and we’ve had the talented DJ explore this world in his first feature mix with us. From the smooth sounds of Poldoore to Anderson .Paak, he’s got music with jazz influences from across the globe to craft something truly special for our listeners today.” via Magnetic Magazine.