Hugo Video – “Bread & Butter”

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Hugo‘s new video for “Bread and Butter” shows the artist in his own comfort zone, pure soulful rock and roll, dedicated to the ladies. But the song that got him a deal on Roc Nation was a country-twanged cover of Jay Z‘s “99 Problems.”

Bryant K Video – “Daisies Grow”

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We continue to see Stones Throw Records expand their horizons beyond hip-hop, and as usual, they stray far, far left in genres. Bryant K is another example, with his single “Daisies Grow.” He’s been active on the NYC scene since relocating in the mid-90s from St. Louis, Prague and Berlin, and is known to be the “downtown swinger.” He was also the first to broadcast East Village Radio on Monday nights from 6-8 PM with a show called B-sides.

His 7″ single, “Daises Grow” is now on sale as vinyl or MP3, b/w “Stars”
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Magnetic Man – “Perfect Stranger” ft Katy B Video + New Release

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The big name in UK dubstep at the moment is Magnetic Man, particularly known for the hit featuring Katy B, “Perfect Stranger.” The US debut of their self-titled album was released digitally in April but the physical copies will be out next week on the 10th. Magnetic Man’s Benga, Skream and Artwork are three producers/DJ’s with serious dubstep credentials who met over a love of pulverizing beats at the now-defunct mecca of the genre, Big Apple Records. Together, Magnetic Man infuses the dubstep landscape with melodic pop grooves that play counterpoint to hyped-up synth and fat bass lines that apply pressure like silky-scaled boa constrictors.

You can stream Magnetic Man in its entirety at Popmatters or In Your Speakers.

Purchase on iTunes | Amazon | Amazon (CD Format)

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Raphael Saadiq Listening Sessions – Miami (5/6) + SF (5/7)

If you are in Miami or San Francisco this weekend, don’t miss your chance to get an exclusive first listen to Raphael Saadiq‘s latest album, Stone Rollin’, out everywhere on May 10th.

Tonight, May 6th, the party will kick off at The Florida Room at Delano in Miami at 10pm. On Saturday, May 7th, we take over SOM. in San Francisco for one hour only starting at 9pm. Entrance to both events is free with RSVP.

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Just Announced: Our Annual SummerStage Show Line-up with Lee Fields And The Expressions, Fitz And The Tantrums, Andreya Triana & Rich Medina – Sat, 6/25

Every year Giant Step’s SummerStage party is hailed as one of the best summer events in New York, and every year we try to outdo ourselves searching far and wide for the best musicians we can find. This year we decided to go on the soul and funk tip with performances by Lee Fields And The Expressions, Fitz And The Tantrums, Andreya Triana (US debut), and a very special DJ set from our friend Rich Medina.

Doors to SummerStage open at 3:00pm, on Saturday, June 25th. Use the 72nd St. entrance to Central Park when you come out and bring the whole family because an event this special only happens once a year.

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