Who are you and what do you do?

I’m Nutritious and I’m a DJ/drummer/producer from New York City. I started drumming professionally in bands when I was 15, DJing at 18, then producing music professionally at 22. I was able to make the jump to full-time 3 years ago.

What hardware are you using?

I use a Korg Triton Rack with a bunch of expansion cards, the Vintage Archives being my favorite. I like the pianos, basses, and strings in the Triton and the sound design capabilities, while not the most ergonomic, are definitely dope. I play the keys off a M-Audio Radium 49 controller, the faders and knobs on the controller give me some extra MIDI routing capabilities and I also use the controller as a MIDI mixing board from time to time. I use an Mbox 2 Pro audio interface for the ability to run Pro Tools on my MacBook Pro. I have Event 20/20 powered monitors which I find to be fairly well rounded and accurate. I use Glyph storage drives because they have nice cooling fans and their commitment to data recovery and customer service is unparalleled. For mics, some Studio Projects, Audio Technica, Rode, and Shure. Also around the studio is a JUNO-106, Roland Fantom-XR, Lexicon verbs, dbx 266 compressor, a Gretsch Maple drum kit, LP congas and various other percussion instruments, and a collection of electric and acoustic guitars and basses. I use a Focusrite Voicemaster Pro Pre as a compressor, de-esser, and eq during my radio broadcasts. Also, 2 Pioneer CDJ-1000s for mixing/scratching digital audio and DJ sets, some Technics SL-1200 MKII turntables, a Pioneer DJM-800 DJ mixer with the custom rotary kit for a vintage feel, and Shure SRH840 headphones because they do great double duty live and in the studio. I find using the same headphones in both environments helps me to recreate sounds I hear live back in the studio and vice-versa.

What software are you using?

Ableton Live for composition and sequencing. Pro-Tools for tracking, applying fx, and editing. I also use Audacity for some editing and recording. I like Ableton but am considering upgrading to Pro-Tools 9 for everything.

What would be your dream setup?

I’m happy making music on anything and I dig my setup now. I would upgrade the space… you know, a spiffy 5-6 room recording complex with a separate live room, drum room, production suite, mastering suite, a pool table, hot-tub, stacked with all the classic analog gear, a kitchen, and a bunch of incredibly genius interns to keep things clean and tidy.

Where do you shop for and discover music?

Everywhere possible… always on the hunt, sniffing out great music. I like to listen to the radio, hit up records stores - both online and brick and mortar shops, friends will suggest stuff, Facebook is great, mailing lists. I’m often hearing music I like and working to build deeper relationships with the artists that created it. I love finding these underground bands and producers that are overflowing with talent. Also, I go to as many shows as possible and really try to listen to what people are buzzing about.

Any highlights from your latest musical discoveries?

Yup, plenty. Tune in to my online radio show, Gratitude, every Tuesday from 16:00-18:00 GMT on MyHouseYourHouse Radio to find out!

What's brewing in your studio?

I just finished a house bootleg of a classic but obscure reggae song (can’t share it yet) and I’m cooking up original dance music right now. I’m also lining up some more remixes, shopping songs, and get a little deeper with my own label.

Any production tips & tricks you'd like to share?

For me, it’s all about simplicity these days. My Zen lately has been about unlearning all the processes in creating music, just completely turning off the over-thinking and simply making things sound exactly how I want them to sound. I dial things in until it matches the sound I have in my head, sans referencing or comparing it to anything else until the very final stages. Also, if I hit a wall with an idea, I stop and I only come back to it when I’m excited to. I clear my mind, eat well, get plenty of sunshine, and keep the energy in my space glowing. As far as new tips and tools, Twitter is a great resource - many of my favorite DJs and producers share ideas on there. The best resource is conversation with a producer you admire… nothing beats being able to ask unique questions and receive thoughtful answers from someone you already know is gifted.

Where can we find you on the web?

Nutritious / SoundCloud / YouTube / Facebook / Twitter /