TASHA BLANK + THE GET DOWN CREW ARe a collective of multi-sensory party rockers on a mission to make you dance. They combine irresistibly groovable electronic music with live music and performance to create an immersive, participatory experience that’ll leave you drenched in sweat and full of wonder.
Founder + resident DJ of The Get Down, Tasha creates interactive sonic experiences that catalyze everything from underground warehouse parties and music festivals to morning raves and bass-heavy yoga events, and believes that dance is the quickest path to love in the here + now. Her DJ sets meet you in the moment + invite you on a physio-sonic trip into a newer, bigger you.
akil apollo davis
Akil is Tasha's right hand, and the main MC + masked dancer of The Get Down. As a performing artist and theater professor of Mask and Art Philosophy, he alchemizes his sensitivity to space to guide the dance floor into new dimensions. He can be heard shouting powerful mantras on the mic, and felt via percussive sounds and resonance to harmonize + heal.
AJ is an NYC based percussionist and avid movement enthusiast. When he's not firing up the dance floor with the thump of a djembe, he can be found doing high kicks and bringing happy mosh pit vibes to the middle of the madness. To him, music is life. As long as the rhythm is rocking and bodies are moving, all is well.
Shelton is a writer and performer with the New York Neo-Futurists, a frequent collaborator and performer at the House of Yes, and an independent producer and designer for music videos, commercials and more. Have an idea for The Get Down, want to get involved or bring something to the community? Come find him on the dance floor and say hello!
our amazing host crew
Allie Mason, Kathryn Kuhn, Kate Rubens, Chuubie, Billy Shadow, Kyle Williams, Christopher De La Cruz, Athena Griffith, Amanda Nova, Steve Tek
guest djs + artists
Tony Touch, Mr V, Stretch Armstrong, Rob Lux, Rizumik, Elliott Larue, PhaseOne, Rabbi Darkside, REsy, The Haiku Guys, The Hudson Horns, Jourdan Urbach, Kevin Nathaniel, BEAT NYC, Flex Dance, DJ Rogue