Giant Step 2010 Event Highlights: Photo & Video Recap

We had some unforgettable events this year, thanks to some incredible artists. Here’s a few of our favorites from the year with video and photo recaps. What was your favorite show this year? (Much more after the jump…)

+ Gilles Peterson and Questlove double bill 10 hour DJ set at The Florida Room during WMC
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+ Erykah Badu‘s secret show at Good Units at Hudson


+ Janelle Monáe‘s The ArchAndroid album release show at Highline Ballroom


+ Raphael Saadiq at Central Park Summerstage


+ Robyn‘s performance at Skybar at Mondrian in Los Angeles
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+ Aloe Blacc at Art Basel

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GPWW 12/22/10 Worldwide Family Mixtape – Gang Colours, UK

One of Gilles Peterson‘s last radio shows of 2010, he picks out some favorites like DJ Oil, Theophilus London, Taylor McFerrin, Ghost Poet and more. He also welcomes a special guest from Southampton, UK: Gang Colours. A handful of Gang Colours originals mix in with some new music from MachineDrum, Nico and Cadence Weapon. Enjoy!

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New Music To Look Forward To in 2011

While we plan to keep our ears open for the exciting new projects of 2011, there’s some acts we’ve already declared winners. Here’s a short list gathered from various staff members:

+ Anything Janelle Monáe related
+ the sophomore album from Adele, 21, including “Rolling in the Deep” and studio footage
+ Plan B US debut of live show and The Defamation of Strickland Banks
+ New Nneka
+ Jessie J - Who You Are and everything she does on YouTube
Nikki & Rich to finally release Everything
+ Estelle to release All of Me
Jean GraeCake or Death from Blacksmith Records
Jack Splash – to show us the Future Of The Funk
Wilder Zoby‘s solo EP (snippet)
Little Shalimar album
Melanie FionaThe MF Life
+ more Kinky Notti videos like this, plus a full-length album
Cubik Zirconia album
+ whatever Georgia Anne Muldrow does with Some Otha Ship Connect
Alice Russell & Quantic on Tru-Thoughts
+ wild new dance moves from Rye Rye and her album Go! Pop! Bang!
The Avalanches’ 2nd album (plus all the promo mixtapes they’re going to (re)release)
Induce full-length & remixes
Ellie Goulding to finally release Lights and more remixes
+ the solo return of Marsha Ambrosious, Late Nights & Early Mornings
+ the self-titled debut of Hope
Jamiroquai to return to the US, possibly by helicopter
Laura Izibor
+ more solo work from Q-Tip and definitely more on the film
+ the next installment from Esperanza Spalding: Radio Music Society
+ Lykki Li
+ Talib Kweli
+ Lupe Fiasco obviously
+ for Shawn Lee to open the gates to his World of Funk
+ another heater from Eric Roberson as a follow-up his Grammy-nomination
+ for Mocean Worker to keep us in motion with his next album
+ the debut LP from Dego, the acclaimed Silhouette Brown producer
+ for Ancient Astronauts to embark on a journey Into Bass and Time
+ more from Coco / I Blame Coco with The Constant
+ new album from Toro y Moi
+ and Crookers new album

Top Rated Projects by the Giant Step Community

Every year, we measure the projects we worked on throughout the past 12 months using a meticulous ratings system based on funk levels, dancing reactivity, clicks per engagement, dollars forked over, random tallies, and the rest is sealed in confidential documents protected by the US government.

This year Sade, Erykah and John Legend with The Roots are just a few of the artists rated as one of our top ten 2010 releases. Congrats to them! And us!

11. Four Tet - There Is Love In You


10. N.E.R.D. –
Nothing



9. Eliza Doolittle - s/t


8. Mark Ronson & The Business IntlRecord Collection


7. Sia
We Are Born


6. RobynBody Talk Part 1


5. Various Artists - 16 F#cking Years of G-Stone Recordings


4. John Legend & The RootsWake Up!


3. Erykah BaduNew Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh


2. Sade -
Soldier of Love

1. Janelle MonáeThe ArchAndroid

POSTPONED: Dennis Ferrer, The Martinez Brothers & Jovonn

Update: Due to the weather, tonight’s event has been postponed. We will announce a new date soon !

Tonight, December 27th, at Good Units at Hudson, Giant Step and Objectivity join forces to celebrate Dennis Ferrer’s birthday with a very special party featuring Dennis Ferrer himself in a rare NYC appearance, along with the aid of fellow Objektivity family members The Martinez Brothers, and Jovonn. Doors open at 8pm on the eve of our final Hudson Series event of 2010.

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