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Who We Are:

The Brain Trust is a collective of professionals in the field of philanthropy working to build better relationships between all those who serve NYC Metropolitan Area communities and to leverage increased support for important community-based initiatives. The Brain Trust currently consists of Anthony Simmons, Chad U Jones, Kevin Ryan, Marcus Walton and Phillip Giles.

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Our faithful following of do-gooders can catch up on some of the previous live mixes from past Givebacks:

Dr.Phillgood's ’80s Throwback R&B
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The first recorded Giveback live mix from Las Chicas Locas feat. DJ Tony Tantrum and Dr. Phillgood (Oct 2010)
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Live mix from NY State Senator Kevin Parker’s 44th birthday party @Greenhouse NYC feat. DJ Tony Tantrum
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The Giveback @ Las Chicas Locas, featuring DJ Tony Tantrum and Dr. Phillgood (April 2011)
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Live Mix From the Giveback @ PandaNYC (June 2011)
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Live at the Giveback @ TBD Lounge featuring DJ Dope Shoes and Tony Tantrum (Sept. 2011)
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November’s live set from the Giveback at Panda featuring Dorian and Anthony on the mix. A mix of ’80s/’90s/’00s HipHop with a little touch of Heavy D (Nov. 2011)
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Live at Tillman’s with DJ Tony Tantrum in the love-zone, just in time for Valentine’s Day (Jan. 2012).
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DJs Tony Tantrum and Dr. Phillgood’s Live mix at Bamboo @ Lucky Cheng’s; an ode to samples and throwback hip-hop (Feb. 2012).
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Dr. Phillgood’s followup sample revue compilation (March 2012)
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Live Mix from EPIP COF party in Los Angeles feat. DJ Tony Tantrum (April 2012).
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A live mix recorded at the Giveback @ Bamboo dedicated to the memories of a generation of defining recording artists: MCA of the Beastie Boys; the disco queen Donna Summer; disco and pop icon Robin Gibb; and funk and Go-Go legend Chuck Brown (May 2012).
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DJ Tony Tantrum spinning that classic pop celebrating 99% Spring @ National Underground (June 2012)
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DJ Tony Tantrum delivers the best in hip-hop, house, soul, pop and afro-beat @ Bamboo (July 2012) 
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Dr. Phillgood and Tony Tantrum spin a little bit of old-school feel-good music in celebration with Global Grassroots Justice on the transition of Michael Leon as he passes the torch to Cindy Wiesner (September 2012).
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Dr. Phillgood and Tony Tantrum spin a little bit of everything GOOD at the Harlem, NY celebration of new EPIP executive director Rahsaan Harris at Astor Row Cafe in October (2012).
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Dr. Phillgood records an epic 13 hours of Boombap Rap, spanning the last three decades (1982-2012). Many consider this Volume.1 to be the mix of the year! (December 2012)
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Dr.Phillgoods highly requested Volume.2 of the Boombap Rap series features 8.5 hours of boombap bangers from 1983-2013. (March 2013)
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http://ifetayodanceon.org/purchase-tickets/

Ifetayo’s Cultural Arts Academy's 2013 “Dance On” gala will be an evening in celebration drawing over 300 prominent community members together with a live band and DJ with music from all over the world including Tango, Lindy Hop/Swing, Hustle, Reggae, 70’s & 80’s Hip Hop, Afrobeat/Highlife, Calypso/Soca, Meringue, Salsa and Samba. Tickets are only $35.

June 22nd, 2013
Kai Studio
1101 Dean Street
Brooklyn, New York 11238

More Info: http://ifetayodanceon.org/

The Giveback Returns, Thursday March 29th @ Arlene’s Grocery

This month we will partner with People’s Reliefan ad hoc grassroots organization working to support and empower Coney Island’s poor and low-income communities and communities of color in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

In the meantime, our faithful following of do-gooders can catch up on some of the previous live mixes from past Givebacks (right click “Save Link/Target as”):
The first recorded Giveback live mix from Las Chicas Locas feat. DJ Tony Tantrum and Dr. Phillgood (Oct 2010)
DOWNLOAD MIX
PLAYLIST


Live mix from NY State Senator Kevin Parker’s 44th birthday party @Greenhouse NYC feat. DJ Tony Tantrum
DOWNLOAD MIX
PLAYLIST


The Giveback @ Las Chicas Locas, featuring DJ Tony Tantrum and Dr. Phillgood (April 2011)
DOWNLOAD MIX
PLAYLIST


Live Mix From the Giveback @ PandaNYC (June 2011)
DOWNLOAD MIX

Live at the Giveback @ TBD Lounge featuring DJ Dope Shoes and Tony Tantrum (Sept. 2011)
DOWNLOAD MIX

November’s live set from the Giveback at Panda featuring Dorian and Anthony on the mix. A mix of ’80s/’90s/’00s HipHop with a little touch of Heavy D (Nov. 2011)
DOWNLOAD MIX

Live at Tillman’s with DJ Tony Tantrum in the love-zone, just in time for Valentine’s Day (Jan. 2012).
DOWNLOAD MIX

DJs Tony Tantrum and Dr. Phillgood’s Live mix at Bamboo @ Lucky Cheng’s; an ode to samples and throwback hip-hop (Feb. 2012).
DOWNLOAD MIX

Dr. Phillgood’s followup sample revue compilation (March 2012)
DOWNLOAD MIX

Live Mix from EPIP COF party in Los Angeles feat. DJ Tony Tantrum (April 2012).
DOWNLOAD MIX

A live mix recorded at the Giveback @ Bamboo dedicated to the memories of a generation of defining recording artists: MCA of the Beastie Boys; the disco queen Donna Summer; disco and pop icon Robin Gibb; and funk and Go-Go legend Chuck Brown (May 2012).
DOWNLOAD MIX

DJ Tony Tantrum spinning that classic pop celebrating 99% Spring @ National Underground (June 2012)
DOWNLOAD MIX

DJ Tony Tantrum delivers the best in hip-hop, house, soul, pop and afro-beat @ Bamboo (July 2012) 
DOWNLOAD MIX
PLAYLIST


Dr. Phillgood and Tony Tantrum spin a little bit of old-school feel-good music in celebration with Global Grassroots Justice on the transition of Michael Leon as he passes the torch to Cindy Wiesner (September 2012).
DOWNLOAD MIX
PLAYLIST

Dr. Phillgood and Tony Tantrum spin a little bit of everything GOOD at the Harlem, NY celebration of new EPIP executive director Rahsaan Harris at Astor Row Cafe in October (2012).
DOWNLOAD MIX
PLAYLIST

Dr. Phillgood records an epic 13 hours of Boombap Rap, spanning the last three decades (1982-2012). Many consider this Volume.1 to be the mix of the year! (December 2012)
DOWNLOAD MIX 
PLAYLIST

Dr.Phillgoods highly requested Volume.2 of the Boombap Rap series features 8.5 hours of boombap bangers from 1983-2013. (March 2013)
DOWNLOAD MIX
PLAYLIST

The Giveback Returns to Brooklyn, Feb.28th!

@

CORNERSTONE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE

 

271 Adelphi Street (@ Dekalb Avenue)

 

BROOKLYN, USA

 

7pm-11pm

 

Join us this Thursday, February 28th in celebrating the birth date of Brain Trust member, Anthony Simmons – a/k/a DJ Tony Tantrum!

The good folks at Cornerstone Restaurant & Lounge will be our gracious hosts once again.  The drinks, food, and ambiance are off-the-hook at this popular Ft. Greene establishment!

As usual, on the wheels o’ steel will be resident Giveback DJs and Brain Trust members Dr. Phillgood and Tony Tantrum.  In honor of Black History Month they’ll be playing tunes that have and continue to inspire movement and action for justice.  A good way to close out the month.

Check out the Brain Trust Tumblr and Facebook pages for more information.

Feel free to pass this invitation along to your folks and networks as well.

Hope to see you there.

Best Regards,

The Brain Trust
(Chad, Kevin, Marcus, Phillip, Anthony, et al)

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The Braintrust Presents...: SAVE THE DATE: Thurs, December 6, 7-9PM

Due to a facility issue at our venue, November 29th’s Giveback, has been CANCELED and RESCHEDULED for Thursday, December 6 from 7 pm - 10 pm at Arlene’s Grocery (95 Stanton St). 


We apologize for this inconvenience and hope to see you next week!  

EPIP and The Braintrust are partnering to bring you The Giveback on Thursday, December 6 from 7 pm - 10 pm!


DATE CHANGE: Thurs, December 6th, 7-9PM

Due to a facility issue at our venue, tonight’s Giveback, has been CANCELED and RESCHEDULED for Thursday, December 6 from 7 pm - 10 pm at Arlene’s Grocery (95 Stanton St). 

 

We apologize for this inconvenience and hope to see you next week!  

The theme? The New Majority: Change and Philanthropy. The Brain Trust and EPIP are both groups that represent a growing number of young people in the field of philanthropy. Our generation will represent both our grantees and ourselves as the changing “new majority” takes place in the United States. We want to celebrate that fact in this season of giving and gratitude with a fabulous Giveback! 

We are also participating in the New York Cares’ 2012 Coat Drive. We’re hoping  all of our do-gooders will bring a lightly used coat along with their dancing shoes for this pre-holiday bash. Please visit newyorkcares.org for more info.

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