GPWW 10/18/10: DJ Nuts Mix

Hope you all speak French, ’cause Gilles Peterson is on a roll… but most of us don’t really know what he’s saying because he is speaking in French this week. We do know he’s still playing the universal language of good music, including his most recent favorite, Taylor McFerrin’s ”A Place In My Heart.”

He also invites his friend DJ Nuts to join the World Wide mix. DJ Nuts is one of the world’s most trusted and respected DJs, a veritable Brazilian music authority. Blog prowlers and DJs might recognize his name from his work on Mochilla’s Arthur Verocai mix.

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Aloe Blacc & The Grand Scheme, plus Maya Jupiter, The Stepkids, and DJ $mall ¢hange – November 18

Giant Step and (Le) Poisson Rouge are proud to present Aloe Blacc & The Grand Scheme with special guests Maya Jupiter, The Stepkids, and DJ $mall ¢hange on Thursday, November 18th, at (Le) Poisson Rouge. If you were there to catch Mr. Blacc at our Summerstage performance this past Summer, then you should already know this is not a show to miss. If an Aloe performance is new to you, then check out this video of him performing “Loving you is killing me” live in studio. There will be horns, there will be bass, there will be soul.

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Belleruche: “Fuzz Face” Music Video

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This uniquely distorted video for Belleruche‘s second single, “Fuzz Face,” is from their new album, 270 stories, which was released earlier this month via Tru Thoughts.  The video spins the faces of the band members through a weird process of digital and analogue distortion.  The frames (all 4500 of them) were then put through old photocopiers throughout England, thus giving each member a trippy “Fuzz Face.”

Pick up your copy of 270 Stories.

SVEDKA Vodka Sessions: Fitz And The Tantrums, Plus DJ Smash – November 5

On Friay, November 5th Giant Step Presents the third installment of our 2010 SVEDKA Vodka Sessions series featuring Fitz and The Tantrums plus DJ Smash at the Velvet Room at Clift in San Francisco, CA. Get ready for some hand clapping, moneymaker shaking, and unrestrained bumping as these performers take over the stage and show you why this band went from their living room to touring with Maroon 5 in just one year from its conception. As always with our SVEDKA Music Sessions, entrance is free but strictly RSVP only.

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Alecia Chakour & The Osrah: “Loomi” Debut EP, Release Party + MP3

New comers Alecia Chakour & The Osrah have packed enough soul power in their debut EP Loomi to make you wonder if you accidentally fell into a time warp and came out in another era. Collectively, Alecia Chakour & The Osrah’s individual band members have played with some amazing musicians from Mingus Big Band, Bilal, Yusef Lateef, to Billy Taylor, Amos Lee, Apollo Sunshine, and Cold Duck Complex. Lead by the power house vocals of Alecia Chakour, The Osrah (an Arabic word for family) will celebrate their debut at Nublu on Friday, October 29th at 9pm.

Check out the animated flyer for this friday’s party here.

Grab a download or stream of “Like You, Me” by Alecia Chakour & The Osrah