Monthly Archives: November 2011

Short and Sweet NYC | We Talk with Brooklyn Shakedown Partythrowers Nutritious and Zoe Wilder [Interview]

“There’s alot going on in Williamsburg, Brooklyn musically these days, and there’s alot of eclecticism involved which is a great incubator of good music and experimentation. This is one reason why the Brooklyn Shakedown, Williamsburg’s only weekly house party has been a success since February 17th at Bembe on Wednesdays. Creators Zoe Wilder and her partner and resident dj, Nutritious, spin a mix of funk, soul, boogie, and house alongside a featured guest of the week. I had a chance to talk to them about what  it takes to succeed in Brooklyn…” Read More Here: http://www.shortandsweetnyc.com/2011/11/we-talk-with-brooklyn-shakedown-partythrowers-nutritious-and-zoe-wilder/

NOVEMBER 30 2011 BROOKLYN SHAKEDOWN: ALISON TARA (SATELLITE RECORDS / BANANZA MUSIC)

Growing up in New York City’s Soho area, the daughter of a painter and fashion designer, Alison Tara was raised on a diet of electronic music from the likes of Phillip Glass, Steve Reich, Laurie Anderson and Terry Riley. Trained in classical piano, music theory, ear training and flute at the Manhattan School Of Music for 14 years, Alison then left for college in California in the early 90’s, where she quickly fell into the budding rave scene, especially the Wicked Crew’s legendary beach and full moon parties. The next logical step was to purchase a mixer and a pair of SL1200’s, followed quickly by a second-hand Juno 60 and a copy of Logic.

Moving back to NYC, Alison began to establish her reputation as a DJ to watch on New York City’s local club circuit, playing alongside such legends as Todd Terry and the Detroit Grand Pubahs. With a manager from Ministry of Sound, she played some very special underground Ministry of Sound parties in NY, and went on to play abroad, as far as Japan. Meanwhile, Alison became the Dance Music Buyer and Manager at taste-making vinyl shop Turntable Lab for ten years. Starting her Dirty Trick Record label was the next natural step for her as she continues to take her profile to the next level.

Dirty Trick has been getting support from the likes of Fred Everything, Dj Heather, Diz, and Justin Long. Having released her own original production with a remix by Brennan Green on her debut Dirty Trick release, Alison went on to drop Marko Militano’s classic “Turning Leaves,” and is now releasing Trademarq’s “Fort Dodge,” as a joint release with Bananza Music- with a remix by herself, as well as Lil’ Mark and Tanner Ross.

Alison is now working as a curator for www.satelliterecords.com.

Joined by NUTRITIOUS & WISEACRE

To the Brooklyn Shakedown:

· Address: BEMBE – 81 South 6th Street Williamsburg Brooklyn (look for the blue light)
· Subway: J, M, Z at Marcy Ave / L to Bedford
· Date/Time: Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 10pm-4am

More info? www.spinspinnyc.com

NOVEMBER 23 2011 BROOKLYN SHAKEDOWN: THANKSGIVING EVE CELEBRATION

Spend one of the craziest nights of the year giving thanks with the Brooklyn Shakedown Family at Bembe…

Featuring global djs:

Kid Enigma 
Wiseacre 
Chicus 
Nutritious 

Live percussion by Mike T.

& You.

Celebrating world rhythms and providing that Bembe ritual in its truest form.

To the Brooklyn Shakedown:

· Address: BEMBE – 81 South 6th Street Williamsburg Brooklyn (look for the blue light)
· Subway: J, M, Z at Marcy Ave / L to Bedford
· Date/Time: Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011 10pm-4am

NOVEMBER 16 2011 BROOKLYN SHAKEDOWN: FREESTYLE RECORDS PARTY with A&R/DJ GREG BORAMAN

FREESTYLE RECORDS PARTY with A&R/DJ GREG BORAMAN

Join us for a rare opportunity ‘meet & greet’ featuring exclusive new Freestyle Records music and giveaways.

Freestyle Records A & R Man, keyboardist with The Fantastics! and presenter of ‘Hammond Time!’ (Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show – BBC 6 Music) will landing from London Town to bring Brooklyn a mix of new and classic funk, soul, real R&B, dance floor jazz, ska, disco, latin and of course Freestyle Records exclusives ALL from fat vinyl records…

http://www.freestylerecords.co.uk/

Set up in 2003, Freestyle Records has championed the resurgence in funk, jazz, soul, latin and most other forms of roots music, and proved to be one of the most prolific and well respected record labels of the last decade.

Now part of Kudos Records family, and under the A&R supervision of musician, broadcaster and DJ Greg Boraman – the label roster in 2010/11 includes, Speedometer, Lack Of Afro, Candice Monique & The Optics, Randa & The Soul Kingdom, The Fantastics!, Deep Street Soul, The Q Orchestra, Healer Selecta, Big Pimp Jones, Frootful, The Shaolin Afronauts, Cookin On 3 Burners, The Sound Stylistics, SK Radicals, Soul Harmonics…with many new really exciting projects in the pipeline!

Supported by your Brooklyn Shakedown family of selectors:

CHICUS & NUTRITIOUS

Calling all dancers, bands, managers, djs, producers – This is not to be missed!

· Address: 81 South 6th Street Williamsburg Brooklyn (look for the blue light)
· Subway: J, M, Z at Marcy Ave / L to Bedford
· Date/Time: Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 10pm-4am

More info? www.spinspinnyc.com

NOVEMBER 9 2011 BROOKLYN SHAKEDOWN: STEVE TEK GONZALEZ & NUTRITIOUS

STEVE TEK GONZALEZ
(Toca – Cielo / Soultek Production)

NUTRITIOUS
(SpinSpinNYC / Apt / Brooklyn Shakedown)

· Address: 81 South 6th Street Williamsburg Brooklyn (look for the blue light)
· Subway: J, M, Z at Marcy Ave / L to Bedford
· Date/Time: Wednesday, November 9th, 2011 10pm-4am