Giant Step Presents BBC 1Xtra’s Benji B At Hudson 7/13

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Giant Step‘s eighth installment at Hudson welcomes back British DJ and underground tastemaker Benji B on Monday, July 13th.

The once producer for Gilles Peterson’s award-winning Worldwide radio show on BBC Radio 1, Benji B has since produced and presented his own Deviation Sessions on BBC 1Xtra for the better part of the last decade.  Don’t miss Benji spinning his heavy slabs of soulful, summer dance music at New York’s best Monday night party.

Hudson Hotel
356 W 58th St.
New York, NY 10019

7PM – 11PM
21+ w/ID

Free with RSVP

Win Guest Passes To Skip The Line At Giant Step’s SummerStage On July 18th

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Do you love summer concerts in the park but loathe the obscenely long lines? We’re with you. Giant Step is hosting a contest for you to win guest passes to bypass the general line for our SummerStage event on July 18th with Q-Tip, Chester French, Little Dragon and Benji B.  Simply answer the multiple choice question at the contest below for a chance to win.

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More info on Giant Step’s SummerStage 2009

Enter To Win A Limited Edition 7″ From Record Breakin’ Music

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Philadelphia-based indie label Record Breakin’ Music (RBM) is giving away copies of their latest 7″ by M64 (Ragen Fykes & Ohmega Watts).  The recently launched limited edition series adds to the labels’ two highly acclaimed compilations, Lend Me Your Ear and Excursions.

RBM Founder DJ Junior is dedicated to exposing ground-breaking artists and producers on new releases from Joy Jones, Spinnerty, Kissy Asplund, Vicelounge, DnS, Lil’ Dave, Anthony Valadez, Replife, Dee Ferguson, Dotmatic and more, as well as remixes from Daz-I-Kue (Bugz In The Attic) and Daru.

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Record Breakin’ Music

Grace Jones’ Only East Coast Appearance At Hammerstein Ballroom, July 30

Actress, singer, lyricist, dancer and supermodel, Grace Jones makes her only east coast appearance at Hammerstein Ballroom on July 30.

Grace Jones has to date released nine studio albums from Portfolio to Nightclubbing, Slave To The Rhythm and Warm Leatherette, most of which are dance club hits. Her latest album Hurricane came out last year on Wall Of Sound.

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Hammerstein Ballroom
311 West 34th Street
New York, NY

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R.I.P. Michael Jackson: A Video Tribute

We are all saddened and shocked by the untimely passing of Michael Jackson.  As a tribute, we’ve picked 3 of our favorites from different periods in his career. It was a hard choice, so please share some of yours with us in the comments.

To embed a video in the comments section use the following code:
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