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In Stores Today – Mustafa Akbar – Trust


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.


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


OUT NOW! Nutritious & Commodore Remix of Bombay Dub Orchestra’s “Bohemia Junction”


Bombay Dub Orchestra just released a compilation of remixes of “Bohemia Junction.” Of course we’re biased, but we’re digging the Nutritious & Commodore vibe the most.

Give it a listen and purchase here: http://bombayduborchestra.bandcamp.com/album/bohemia-junction-remixes

All Hallow’s Eve with SpinSpinNYC


Many of you have been asking, and now you know. All Hallow’s Eve with SpinSpinNYC will be spent at the Mile High Party with Nutritious & Commodore in the spooky back room of Pianos on Thursday, October 31st. RSVP to party {at} spinspinnyc.com for the password.

Mile High Party
158 Ludlow Street
NYC, New York

11pm til 4am

Mile High Party with Nutritious & Commodore at Pianos | August 24th

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Get lifted in a dark and seedy space with Nutritious & Commodore. Private party.

RSVP to party@spinspinnyc.com for the password.

Mile High Party @ PIANOS
11:45 pm – 4:00 am
158 Ludlow Street
New York, New York 10002