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  1. the last frankie show you guys did at sullivan room was amazing! can not wait for this one!!!!
  2. Giant Step presents Brownswood Sessions 9 @ Nublu: Live Performances by GAEA Featuring TK Wonder and Erik Rico plus DJ Smash and DJ Moni ---CLICK FOR INFO--- ---CLICK FOR INFO--- Giant Step presents the 9th Brownswood Sessions at Nublu with a host of live performances from GAEA featuring TK Wonder and Erik Rico, plus the original Giant Step selector, DJ Smash, and DJ Moni on the 1's and 2's. TK Wonder and Duke Bojadziev of GAEA just arrived from a whirlwind European tour of summer festivals and concerts to join us at this month's Brownswood Sessions. Collectively, they performed to more than 20,000 people alongside acts like Prodigy, Seun Kuti, Señor Coconut, Gang of Four and Antipop of Telepop Musik. You can take a video tour on their MySpace . Their new album is about to drop this fall, so come check them out before they blow up! Erik Rico blurs the lines between modern soul, jazz and broken beat with poignant lyrics to take you on a seamless musical ride. During the last decade, Erik made the transition from Sony multi-album solo artist to independent creative powerhouse producing and co-writing for acts like Tupac Shakur, Jurassic 5, IG Culture and Mystic. Erik is in town from Cali promoting his new EP "A Higher Frequency." He'll be doing a full set, joined on stage by Don Cuco on percussion. It is also with great delight that we welcome an old friend, original Giant Step DJ and musical legend, DJ Smash to the Brownswood Sessions. His productions have ridden the late 80s soulful dance train making stops in early house and acid jazz through remixes for artists like Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Donald Byrd, Herbie Hancock, Bobby McFerrin, Roy Ayers & Guru's Jazzmatazz. If that weren't enough, he also co-founded Eightball Records and New Breed Records. He'll be floor-testing some new joints of his new album and remix project, 'Evidence' out in September, so get ready to get down! 21+ w/ID Doors Open At: 09:00 PM Advance Price: $5.00 BUY TICKETS ONLINE Venue Information -Nublu http://www.nublu.net 62 Avenue C New York, NY 10009
  3. Giant Step presents Ron Trent at the 15th Hudson party of the year! ---CLICK FOR INFO--- ---CLICK FOR INFO--- A perennial presence in music since the early 90's and a long time Giant Step family member, Ron Trent pulls no punches! Considered to be one of the architects of the Chicago music scene, Ron's breakthrough first release was the highly recognized classic "Altered States" in 1990. In the early 90's, Ron collaborated with House/R&B team Hula & Fingers, producers for Jive records and with Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Kool Mo D, High Five, Lidell Townsend and MTF. Ron's sound expanded in 1997 with the release of the dance classic "Ncame U." With writing partner Anthony Nicholson, famed vocalist D'bora, and Peven Everett on trumpet, this record launched Ron onto the NYC dance scene. He quickly gained respect as a DJ/Producer by doing various gigs at Body and Soul, Shelter and hosting his own events at the legendary nightclub Vinyl in downtown Manhattan. Ron's DJ and production skills caught the attention of Giant Step in 2000. Ron started his residency with Giant Step at Shine, bringing forth a fusion of Neo Soul, Jazz Funk and World music, while merging it into a dance formula. The party, "Giant Step Weekly Sessions," sponsored by Levi's and Evian, played host to many loyal weekly followers. With Ron's vast knowledge of music and Giant Step’s thirst for the cutting edge, the event became one of the most top rated nights in NYC. Ron's in house productions on the Giant Step/Sony label, featured artists such as Amel Larrieux, Jody Watley, Anastacia, Donnie, Carl Hancock Rux, Lina, just to name a few. His productions lead him to work with other greats including Tony Allen, Chucho Valdes, Papa Weba, 4Hero, Amp Fiddler, Groove Collective, as well as various other world artists. **Twenty Hudson parties will be held fortnightly on Mondays. The outdoor Private Park is now open. CLICK HERE TO RSVP RSVP is limited to one person per e-mail. Venue Information -Hudson 356 W 58th St. New York, NY 10019 ph 212-554-6217
  4. Giant Step and Central Park SummerStage present Jamie Lidell, Janelle Monáe, Little Jackie, José James and Gilles Peterson Sunday, August 3 2008 It is always a pleasure to participate in such a great New York institution. Nothing beats an afternoon in Central Park with amazing music and beautiful people. This year our line-up is one of our strongest to date and focuses on emerging artists I tip for future greatness. Jamie Lidell, though having been around for a few years, is just now getting the acclaim he deserves in the US. His new album Jim (Warp) is a fantastic mix of Jamie's own uniqueness with influences of Otis Redding, Curtis Mayfield and a splash of Van Morrison. NY's own Little Jackie has just released my soundtrack of the summer The Stoop (S-Curve). Steeped in classic Motown grooves and Imani Coppolas sharp wit, this album is strong from start to finish. Atlanta's Janelle Monáe is yet to release her debut (promised later this year) but she is already causing a stir. You might remember her from OutKast's movie Idlewild, the perfect synergy considering Big Boi produced her upcoming album. Our opener is José James, a young man whose music and vocal delivery denies his age. His debut CD The Dreamer (Brownswood), which I highly recommend, is a soulful contemporary jazz album that rivals the masters. Finally to "connect the dots" we have all the way from London, Gilles Peterson to DJ. He has been at the forefront of new music and artists for over 20 years. Whether it is through his various labels over the years, including Talkin Loud and Brownswood, his Worldwide radio show (check him out on giantstep.net), or his DJing exploits throughout the globe, Gilles is always full of surprises and delights (even if his taste in football teams is questionable). Come out and support great music. Maurice Bernstein CEO/President Giant Step Doors at 2 PM Show from 3 PM - 6 PM Suggested Donation $5.00 Venue Information Central Park SummerStage http://www.summerstage.org Rumsey Playfield, 72nd St Mid-Park New York, NY 10023 ph (212) 360-2777
  5. Giant Step presents The Herbaliser DJ Set w/Ollie Teeba at the 13th Hudson party of the year! ---CLICK FOR INFO--- ---CLICK FOR INFO--- Giant Step welcomes International DJ, band-member, co-founder and one half of the world famous production team The Herbaliser, Ollie Teeba to the decks. The Herbaliser are all about moving forwards, onwards and upwards. Bonding over a shared love of jazz, funk, rare groove and hip-hop in the early 1990s, West London duo Jake Wherry and Ollie Teeba have evolved with each chapter in their 15-year story. On their latest album, 'Same As It Never Was,' The Herbaliser hit a dazzling new peak. With a new label (!K7 Records), a new main vocalist, and a new focus on soulful songwriting, this is their richest and most diverse record so far. A timeless modern soul record, it should appeal not just to specialist fans but also to a new generation seduced by the knowing pop-soul nostalgia of Amy Winehouse or Mark Ronson. Glossy and gritty, organic and eclectic, 'Same As It Never Was' builds on the band's hip-hop roots with jazz, funk, R&B, pop and instrumental soundtrack influences. Jazzy instrumentals will remain a Herbaliser forte, and they admit, "We've always had one foot back in the 1960s and 1970s, but at the same time we pay a lot of attention to making the beats hard and clubby, mixing R&B and hip hop in that DJ Premier or Tribe Called Quest vein." **Twenty Hudson parties will be held fortnightly on Mondays. The outdoor Private Park is now open. CLICK HERE TO RSVP RSVP is limited to one person per e-mail. Venue Information -Hudson 356 W 58th St. New York, NY 10019 ph 212-554-6217
  6. Unreleased promo Remixes

    These are usually exclusive to a DJ pool service. All I ask is that you leave feedback if you're going to check out the tracks, thanx in advance! Chambao: The Remixes Extended Club Mixx Extended Club Instrumental w/ Vocals Extended Instrumental Mixshow Radio Edit by Eddie Aroyo courtesy of On Point Productions Inc enjoy! http://www.promolift.com/site/portfolio/latin/chambao.html
  7. The Outernational Festival feat Thievery Corporation, Bebel Gilberto, TTOH! BUY TICKETS BUY TICKETS Giant Step and Live Nation are proud to announce The Outernatinoal Festival featuring Thievery Corporation with Seu Jorge, Bebel Gilberto, Federico Aubele & Turntables on the Hudson Thievery Corporation will headline and curate the Outernational Music Tour; comprised of six select live dates across the United States beginning June 20th in San Francisco and ending in their home town of Washington DC on June 28th. As long-time aficionados and purveyors of blunted world grooves and electronica, a sound aesthetic they simply dub "outernational," Thievery Corporation have invited an array of like-minded musicians and friends to join them on tour for their Central Park SummerStage show: from the Brazilian roots rhythms of Seu Jorge to the Argentinean soul of Federico Aubele, the multicultural melting pot of NYC of Turntables on the Hudson, and the Brazilian bossa nova of long time Thievery Corporation collaborator Bebel Gilberto. More info here Tix available at ticketmaster.com, ticketmaster Outlets or charge by phone 212.307.7171 Doors Open At: 05:00 PM Show Starts At: 06:00 PM Advance Price: $59.50 Venue Information Central Park SummerStage http://www.summerstage.org Rumsey Playfield, 72nd St Mid-Park New York, NY 10023 ph (212) 360-2777
  8. Ananda Project

    New remix of Pacifika - Sol check it out: http://www.giantstep.net/releases/1904
  9. ---CLICK FOR INFO--- ---CLICK FOR INFO--- jojoflores is infamous for his Garage, Deep House and Afro-Latin rhythms. His signature sound resonates sweet, soulful melodies and a profound jazzy vibe. After 24 years of devotion to the underground music industry, he was awarded New York City's Best International DJ 4 years in a row [2002, 2003, 2004 & 2005] by Undaground Archives. jojoflores' hometown recognized the boundlessness of his skills with Montreal's 1998 Best Club DJ Sounds of Blackness Award and has been rated one of Montreal's Top 3 DJ's for three years in a row. CEO/A&R of Gotsoul Recordings, and the man behind the underground promo label Jamsteady, jojoflores is one of Canada's leading ambassadors for soulful music. Gotsoul was recently awarded Montreal's number one independent record label in Summer 2004 as well as Best International Independent Label 2003 by NYC's Underground Archives. He has toured North America with Osunlade of Yoruba Records and has established honorary residencies in the cities of New York[bang The Party], Chicago[3¾], San Francisco[Taboo], Los Angeles[Deep], Singapore[Rouge], Manila[beach House], Athens[Home] and Toronto & Miami [Therapy]. jojoflores' sound is deeply blissful, reminding us that life should be true, loving and joyful, embarking us on a journey that oozes all that is wonderful. **Twenty Hudson parties will be held fortnightly on Mondays from 6-10 PM. CLICK HERE TO RSVP RSVP is limited to one person per e-mail. Venue Information -Hudson 356 W 58th St. New York, NY 10019 ph 212-554-6217
  10. ---CLICK FOR INFO--- ---CLICK FOR INFO--- One half of Fauna Flash, and one third of Trüby Trio and Voom:Voom - all highly acclaimed German/Austrian production entities - Roland Appel is a master at mixing and combining electronic sounds with jazz and '80s fusion. Studio partners with Christian Prommer, Rainer Trüby and Peter Kruder, Roland will make a one-off appearance in New York at Hudson before jetting off to Miami for our 12th Annual Sunset Soiree. NYC's very own Tyler Askew of Rude Movements and My Favorite Things (regular shindigs at the music lover's haven APT and beyond) will open the evening up with nu-jazz gems and soulful broken beat madness. **Set for the majority of 2008, twenty Hudson parties will be held fortnightly on Mondays from 6-10 PM. 6PM - 10PM CLICK HERE TO RSVP RSVP is limited to one person per e-mail. Venue Information -Hudson 356 W 58th St. New York, NY 10019 ph 212-554-6217
  11. ---CLICK FOR INFO--- ---CLICK FOR INFO--- Direct from Berlin, Âme (Innervisions, Berlin) returns to NYC this March to spin their signature warm, electro-influenced deep house at Cielo. Inspired by artists such as Moodymann, MAW (Masters at Work), Stevie Wonder, WestEnd Rec, Transmat, Weather Report and Herbie Hancock, Ame's sound has a remarkable style fused with delicious contradictions where the motor city marries the windy city, New York buddies up with Berlin and Paris sleeps with all, creating a sound and following reminiscent of the renowned Gilles Peterson or Jazzanova's Alex Barck. With massive international success with tracks like 2005’s “Rej†and 2006's mix compilation 'Âme… Mixing,' Âme continues to follow in the footsteps of the great musicians they love and admire. Willie Graff will support on the night. 21+ w/ID Doors Open At: 10:00 PM Advance Price: $15.00 CLICK TO PURCHASE TICKETS Venue Information -Cielo http://www.*********.com 18 Little West 12th St between 9th Ave and Washington New York, NY 10014
  12. Giant Step presents The 12th Annual Sunset Soiree Info Info Now in its 12th year at Miami, Florida, Giant Step celebrates its 12th annual Sunset Soiree, the most sought after, must-attend tastemaker event at the conference. Held outdoors at a premiere hotel in South Beach, this year the world famous Delano will once again be the exclusive setting over 3 days: Thursday, March 27nd; Friday, March 28rd and Saturday, March 29th (5pm to 11pm each day). The event will kick off on March 27th with an exclusive and rare WMC appearance from Detroit legend Carl Craig. Celebrating his recently released double mix CD 'Carl Craig Sessions' (!K7) and a string of new 12" releases on his label Planet E, Carl is bringing his renowned Demon Days club night to the Delano with co-founder/co-resident DJ Gamall making his Miami debut. Special guest Germany's Roland Appel (Truby Trio/Fauna Flash) will open the night. The following evening March 28th, Alex Barck of Jazzanova headlines - expect one of his legendary sets. There will be live performances from beat boxer/producer Taylor McFerrin and rising star TK Wonder, plus DJ sets from NY's DJ Moni and Seattle's Darek Mazzone. The final Soiree on March 29th will feature one of last year's highlights: Turntables on the Hudson, plus producer of the moment Germany's Christian Prommer. More guests to be confirmed. Doors Open At: 5:01 PM Entrance is FREE with RSVP CLICK TO RSVP Venue Information -DELANO http://www.delano-hotel.com 1685 Collins Ave enter via side entrance Miami Beach, Florida 33139 ph 305-672-2000
  13. Record Deal Contest

    This is pretty dope, found this on another forum: Win a Recording Contract with Decca Records Decca Label Group & Gather.com Present First Tracks: The Search For America's Best Musical Talent And, it's simple. Now through February 27, post an MP3 or video of your best original stuff to Gather.com. The grand prize winner, selected April 30, will have a single released and distributed by Decca Label Group, home to Marc Cohn, Boyz II Men, Paula Cole and Meshell Ndegeocello. All music genres are welcomed, including, but not limited to Alternative, Blues, Classical, Country, Folk, Gospel, Hip-hop, Jazz, Latin, Pop, Reggae, RnB, Rock, World, etc. Want more? You can have the chance to record in a professional studio with the assistance of sound engineers. Recording sessions remain at major studios in Boston (Feb 19) and Nashville (Feb 21). Studio sessions are first come, first served, from 9am-5pm. For contest rules, information on the studio sessions and to check out the other entries, visit http://www.firsttracks.gather.com
  14. Giant Step presents Private Park #10 Inside Hudson Hotel NYC (Mon 9/24) Info Join Giant Step for the tenth Monday evening boogie in our Private Park series with a DJ set from the infamous Danny Krivit. After DJing at the opening of the Roxy in 1979; Danny Krivit became their resident DJ for the next 4 years, eventually exploding into the must have DJ of the 80s, very often playing 6 & 7 nights a week at places including; Area, Dancateria, The Ice Palace, Laces, The Limelite, Red Zone, Save The Robots, Studio 54(Virgin Islands), Tracks, The Tunnel, The World, and many, many others. A member from its inception, 1996 saw Danny joining Francois K and Joe Claussell in the still influential Body and Soul. Initially performing every Sunday at Vinyl, Body & Soul has enjoyed special events in Brazil, Portugal, Italy, annual events in Japan, and a die hard following in NYC. In-between traveling solo and with Body & Soul, Danny also holds down a barrage of guest spots @ places like; APT, Cielo, Deep (LA), Devotion (San Francisco), Love, Pacha, Roxy, Shelter, Stereo (Montreal), Sole, Spirit, Table 50, & Warehouse.... Join us for the tenth and final Monday night Private Park performance as we bask in glow of dancefloor magic provided by Danny Krivit in this sure to be packed final Giant Step Private Park soiree. 6PM - 10PM Space is limited. Guestlist is free with RSVP to [email protected] Note: One RSVP per email address. Please have your guests RSVP separately. Venue Information Private Park Inside Hudson Hotel http://www.hudsonhotel.com/ 356 W 58th St. New York, NY 10019