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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.

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

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Washington D.C. | Nutritious Returns to Eighteenth Street Lounge 5.3.14

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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 evening of revelry.

Saturday, May 3rd                                                                                                                       
10pm til 2am
RSVP to party(at)spinspinnyc(dot)com
Eighteenth Street Lounge (ESL)                                                                                              
1212 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Join Nutritious for an evening of revelry at Eighteenth Street Lounge in DC on December 28th

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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 another evening of revelry (this time he’s rocking the outside patio).

Saturday, December 28th
10pm til 2am

RSVP to party(at)spinspinnyc(dot)com

Eighteenth Street Lounge (ESL)
1212 18th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Nutritious Returns to Eighteenth Street Lounge on Saturday, April 4th | Washington D.C.

Nutritious returns to the legendary Eighteenth Street Lounge for another evening in the Main Room.

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Big Shot Rewind: 126 DJs Look Back on 2012 [Interview]

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Big Shot Magazine asked Nutritious about his highlights from 2012: “Launching my record label (SpinSpinNYC). Working with and remixing Duke Williams’ music which included the legendary guitarist T.J. Tindall and MFSB – this is funk/disco’s elite, Tom Moulton, Grace Jones, Loleatta Holloway, Gamble & Huff, Salsoul fam… what an incredible honor to be part of it! Making my debut at the legendary Eighteenth Street Lounge (home of Thievery Corporation) was standout. Also really pleased to launch my new Fetish Authentic parties and tour….”

Read more via Big Shot Magazine: http://newsflash.bigshotmag.com/features/22325/

Nutritious Announces Fetish Authentic World Tour

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Nutritious launched Fetish Authentic tour with a 5 week run at New York City’s Ace Hotel this November then on to the legendary home of Thievery Corporation, ESL (18th Street Lounge), in Washington D.C. early December with weekly stops ahead along with Nickodemus, Body Language, Colette, Dennis Ferrer, Escort, Jkriv, Avan Lava and more heading into the New Year. 2013 kicks off with the return of Nutritious to Mighty San Francisco in February alongside the legendary Mark Farina for Mushroom Jazz.

The Fetish Authentic tour features Nutritious live remixing and percussing on cdjs and turntables with an array of original music and awe-inspiring surprises. His Fetish Authentic events have recieved critical acclaim from premiere nightlife sources like Société Perrier, URB Magazine, Time Out and Urban Daddy. Between new releases on his SpinSpinNYC Records imprint, diy clothing, art and jewelery lines, the Fetish Authentic tour is an amazing opportunity to bring a slice of Nutritious’ stunning dance floor rocking abilities and authentic culture creation to your neck of the woods.

From warehouses, venues like Ultra Music Festival, Cielo, Jam Cruise, the Whitney Museum of American Art, to commissioned mixtapes for W Hotels International and American Apparel’s Viva Radio Worldwide, Nutritious performances appeal to bohemian tastemakers and party fanatics the world over.

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