Tag Archives: funk

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/

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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

TONIGHT! Tune in to Dancin Mark Presents Groove Affection Live on Chill Lover Radio to Hear New Music by Otodojo.

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Tune in TONIGHT, Wednesday September 14th for Dancin Mark Presents Groove Affection on Chill Lover Radio and on TuneIn for a chance to hear new music from SpinSpinNYC artist, Otodojo. Live @ 8pm – 9:30pm EDT/ 7pm – 8:30pm CDT / 5pm – 6:30pm PDT / 12 Midnight – 1:30 AM GMT/ 1 AM – 2:30 AM CET

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Nutritious Returns to ESL in D.C. | July 22nd

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Nutritious returns to the legendary Eighteenth Street Lounge, a restored mansion that was once the home of Teddy Roosevelt and the current headquarters of Thievery Corporation, in D.C. for an evening of revelry.

Friday, July 22nd

10pm til 2am
RSVP to party(at)spinspinnyc(dot)com
Eighteenth Street Lounge (ESL)
1212 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Nutritious – Kiss Bounce Rave

Beca – Flying (Nutritious Mix)

Washington D.C. | Nutritious Returns to Eighteenth Street Lounge 6.20.15

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Nutritious returns to the legendary Eighteenth Street Lounge, a restored mansion that was once the home of Teddy Roosevelt and the current headquarters of Thievery Corporation, in D.C. for an evening of revelry. He’s headlining the Gold Room.

Saturday, June 20th

10pm til 2am
RSVP to party(at)spinspinnyc(dot)com
Eighteenth Street Lounge (ESL)
1212 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20036