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May 30 2012 Brooklyn Shakedown: Wiseacre, John Dill, Nutritious

We welcome back Wiseacre & John Dill to the BROOKLYN SHAKEDOWN for an evening of musical discoveries, unchartered territories, revelry, & dance.



While the Wiseacre’s living a bi-coastal existence between LA and NYC, his LIFT party thrives out West and his soon to be restaurant/club Louie and Chan is getting its legs in Lower East Side of New York City. Wiseacre’s a top dj…He selects super fine tunes from the most danceable of genres …from Brooklyn grooves to Balkan beats, South American samba to Sweden’s indie dance, he blends the house, the funk, the disco, the afro-latin, the broken-beat, and the dub …and he’s one of our faves.

Not to mention how prolific Robot Heart is on the playa, in the past nine years John Dill has emerged as one of New York’s favorite underground DJs and beloved club personas. During this time John has shared the decks with the likes of Mark Farina, Derrick Carter, Wiseacre, Chris Duckenfield (SWAG), Tom Middleton, Phil Weeks, Scumfrog, Master Kev, Satoshi Tomiie, and the Dirtybird crew (Claude VanStroke, Justin Martin, Christian Martin). John’s solid reputation is built entirely on making asses shake.


To the Brooklyn Shakedown:

· Address: BEMBE – 81 South 6th Street Williamsburg Brooklyn (under the blue light)
· Subway: J, M, Z at Marcy Ave / L to Bedford
· Date/Time: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 10pm-4am


May 2 2012 Brooklyn Shakedown: Del & Dexter Lawrence

It’s times like this where we celebrate coming together – sharing a vibe and a groove and making the absolute best of any given night. Well, this night is Wednesday…and these two fine souls are about to drop it on ya.

It’s not easy putting DEL into words. Firstly, we believe he encompasses all that is true and good and real about djs and dance music. As a staff reviewer for 5 Magazine and co-conspirator of the mighty-excellent Do Wanna Boogie? parties, it’s obvious others hold him in high regard as well. 

But, the complete fullness of DEL is experienced in person. His sets are informative, inspirational, and downright FUN. We could say more about him here, but it’s truly better to come see him tear it up.

Friend of the Brooklyn Shakedown, Dexter Lawrence is no stranger to soul music. He’s been holding down and building up to Saturday nights (the Soul Sessions to be exact) at Cafe Noir in SoHo for over a year now. Saturday’s top billing for a Manhattan residency and Cafe Noir (Brooklynites might like to know they run the always tasty Bar Tabac as well) has seen the likes of Liondub, Sid Vaga, Patafunk, and Wiseacre fill the halls with beautiful music, too. 

Great company.

It’s May friends…we’re sprouting freshness over here. SOUL is the safeword.

See you on the dancefloor.

Brooklyn Shakedown
Brought to you by SpinSpinNYC
81 South 6th at Berry
Under the Williamsburg Bridge 
Doors at 7pm but the party starts at 10.


April 4 2012 Brooklyn Shakedown: Gene Siewing (Kolour | Play it Down | Berlin, Germany)


Those in the know appreciate what SpinSpinNYC offers by way of the Brooklyn Shakedown – this one’s for the heads, fam.

From events at RA in Vegas to Berghain Kantine in Berlin, Gene Sieiwing is not only a world class DJ but has also built quite a name for himself producing while living in Germany. Years ago, Gene’s first solo release in Detroit on Kolour Recordings earned him the respect from major artists such as Laurent Garnier, Tony Humphries, and Miles Maeda while also being charted by Mark Farina, Johnny Fiasco, Giom and Nick Holder. Now, working with artits like Sirius Mo, Jan Driver, Jesse Rose and Oliver $ has expanded his musical abilities to include an outstanding array of releases.

Gene is also known for being one half of the deep house outfit Chubby Dubz alongside Oliver $ (dollar). Chubby Dubz have released on labels such as Om Records, Appeal Music and Undertones and their unique style of house is enjoying great success throughout the world. The result of this is Gene’s music being widely championed by everyone from Ricardo Vilalobos to Doc Martin, Luciano to Radio Slave, simply to pick from plenty.

Gene will be joined by NUTRITIOUS and HIGHER NEBULAE

WILDER on vibes. TORY on libations

· Address: BEMBE – 81 South 6th Street Williamsburg Brooklyn (under the blue light)
· Subway: J, M, Z at Marcy Ave / L to Bedford
· Date/Time: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 10pm-4am


Nutritious & Wilder Present
April 2012
April 4
(Play It Down | Kolour | Berlin Germany)
North America Tour
April 11
(MyHouseYourHouse | The World Bar | Musicology | Sydney Australia)
North America Tour

April 18
(Natural Selection | Philadelphia)
Clayton’s Birthday Celebration
April 25
New York City
Wiseacre’s Birthday Celebration

Free Every Wednesday Night 10pm-4am
81 South 6th Street Williamsburg Brooklyn



We cordially invite you to attend this very special NYC Shakedown @ Bembe, a DJ/Live Instrumental dance party hosted by yours truly, Nutritious & Wilder.

DJs Nutritious & Monchan (Toshi Moriguchi/Dailysession) select the night’s beat heavy sounds which range from worldbeat/rhythmic jazz to deep-house and underground funk. Special guests, percussionist Stephen Chopek (Pimps of Joytime / Charlie Hunter) and singer multi-instrumentalist Nigel Hall (Lettuce, Chapter 2) appear from deep within NY’s funk, jazz, soul scene to sit-in live and help bring the heat. 

Expect warm-vibes and dirty dancing curated by Ms. Wilder along with Bembe’s signature tropical drinks.

· Address: 81 South 6th Street (Corner of Berry Street) Williamsburg Brooklyn

· Subway: J, M, Z at Marcy Ave.

· Date/Time: 02/16/2011 Wednesday February 16th 2011 – 10pm – 4am

· Price: Free

· Phone: Bembe: 718-387-5389

· Web: http://www.bembe.us


About Bembe:

“A refreshing break from the lily-white Williamsburg hipster scene, this cozy brick-walled lounge is a relaxing place to enjoy sweet island-flavored drinks early in the evening. But Bembe heats up as the night goes on, with DJs spinning multicultural beats, often accompanied by hand percussionists as the sexiest people you’ll ever see rub up against each other.”

-Village Voice


Gourmet Beats Interviews SpinSpinNYC’s Nutritious & Wilder

“…We sat down with the two of them to talk about making music, throwing parties, and finding that BOUNCE!”

read here: http://www.gourmetbeats.com/archives/887

Sullivan Street Shakedown: Late Night Local

Sullivan Street Shakedown: Late Night Local
NYC, Saturday 6/19/2010

DJ Nutritious and Zoe Wilder’s SpinSpinNYC is at it again with their next installment of the Sullivan Street Shakedown. Only 3 official Sullivan Street Shakedown monthlies out and they’ve already featured some amazing talent: Shakedown originators and Worship Recordings dub-house pioneers Rob Paine and Willyum, Jackin’ House don JT Donaldson, and Boston’s own live electronic all-stars Psylab. This month, they’re digging out some the best subterranean NYC talent and tunneling them to their West Village soiree for the Sullivan Street Shakedown’s Late Night Local. It’s amazing how much diverse nightlife occurs below ground in this city and this month’s Sullivan Street Shakedown will surface some of NYC’s tried and true “conductors.”

DJ Monchan (Toshi Moriguchi) is known mildly for his secret Nininja parties in Brooklyn and wildly for his creative managing and talent programming of Dailysession.com, an internet radio station, blog, and podcasting depot “bridging the gap between artist and audience in New York City with daily radio from the city’s underground…with weekly transmissions from A-1 Records, Breakbeat Science, Halcyon, LionDub, Vinyl Mania, Zakka, and more.” With 20 years behind the decks combined with some serious radio programming skills, Monchan’s a high-caliber DJ with a penchant for Funk-Soul music – a truly choosy chooser of electronic rhythms and rhymes.

DJ Chris Hall is a deejay’s DJ. If you know him today, you’ve probably been blessed by one of his beautiful soulful house mix CDs, or you’ve signed-on to SoundCloud to receive his constantly updated supply of deep house sets. Since the early days of our Strongest Island’s influential Caffeine rave scene, Chris Hall has been a supporting force helping to grow the old-school energies of East Coast rave culture into a refined vision of his own. His upcoming release, a remix of “From NY With Love”, proves just this with Mr. Hall partnering sounds with early Caffeine Records producer and now Stupendous Music chief (Jim) Felli to prove that New York’s house scene is not only same as it ever was but, it’s getting better every day.

As if that isn’t enough, Wilder and Nutritious have signed on drummer extraordinaire, Stephen Chopek as the night’s resident percussionist. Chopek’s not only a masterful visual artist coloring Jersey City’s flowering gallery scene with his “collages on paper and paintings on glass,” he’s also a tasteful theorist whose philosophy boasts finding “individual elements most interesting when taken out of their original context and re-interpreted through a fresh perspective.” His latest work SodaCan, a collage of both organic and electronic musical and visual expressions, began from studying drum set and classical percussion at a young age and eventually performing with William Patterson University’s percussion ensemble. Later, Chopek furthered his studies with drummer Billy Martin of Medeski Martin and Wood and famed jazz percussionist Leon Parker. As a drummer, Stephen has toured the world and recorded with Charlie Hunter, John Mayer, Marc Broussard, Jesse Malin, The Alternate Routes, Mikey Beatz, and many others. Similar to the closing signature on a finished work, Chopek’s percussion will paint the sheen on this month’s Sullivan Street Shakedown.

A Sullivan Street Shakedown wouldn’t be complete without an energetic set from DJ Nutritious and some serious dance floor work by Ms. Zoe Wilder. Add the notorious Brooklyn beatbox MC, ElaNEF, to the shuffle and you’ve got yourself a triple threat of cantankerous ceremony hype-masters. These three rocked the Resource Magazine (also, an official sponsor of this Late Night Local) Three Stage National Tour kick-off at the Meatpacking District’s Milk Studios back in March and sent thousands into a dance floor frenzy. Things got so almighty that NY’s finest and Milk security were forced to shut the party down before midnight. Thankfully, Sullivan Hall and SpinSpinNYC’s Sullivan Street Shakedown call to a higher power: the amazing love and respect of the staff, their patrons, and the welcoming warmth of the West Village locale.

Additionally, Avant Garde VJ, Mamiko Kushida, is on scene as well as Sullivan Hall’s surprisingly fine sound and lighting.

The monthly Sullivan Street Shakedown happens at Sullivan Hall, 214 Sullivan Street and is always 18+, 21 to drink. June 19th’s Late Night Local edition begins promptly after midnight and runs until 4am (even later, if there’s demand). Special $5 RSVP to: local@spinspinnyc.com
The Deets:
Sullivan Street Shakedown
June 19th, 2010
Late Night Local
DJ Monchan (Dailysession)
Chris Hall (Stupendous Music)
Visuals by Mamiko Kushida
Percussion by Stephen Chopek
Special Guest: ElaNEF
And your resident selector: Nutritious

Special $5 admission, RSVP to local@spinspinnyc.com

Date: 06/19/10 (technically 6/20)
Time: 12:30am – 4am
Cost: $5 RSVP to: local@spinspinnyc.com
Ages: 18+
Location: Sullivan Hall, 214 Sullivan Street, NYC
Trains: A,B,C,D,E,F,V to W. 4th
Contact: local@spinspinnyc.com
Web: http://www.spinspinnyc.com // http://www.sullivanhallnyc.com
Phone: SpinSpinNYC @ 347-875-SPIN

photo by Scott Rudd

photo by Scott Rudd