New Track: 1-O.A.K. – “Rewind” (Prod. by Trackademicks)


Honor Roll freshman 1-O.A.K. shares the first single from his upcoming debut album, The Champagne Room. Produced by Trackademicks, the synthy R&B jam talks about “re-living” and “re-loving.” The Honor Roll Crew are champs at fusing throwback sounds with new school flair – you’re probably not hearing anything quite like this anywhere else. Stream and download for free below!

1-O.A.K. – Rewind (prod. by Trackademicks) by The Honor Roll

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New Track: Miguel Migs – “Everybody” (Nav Izadi Remix)


Soulful house DJ/producer Miguel Migs is sharing a free download with us: a Nav Izadi remix for “Everybody,” which also features Evelyn ‘Champagne’ King. The track is groovy, breezy, and just the right tempo for getting down at a summertime rooftop jam.

“Everybody” Pt. 1 is available July 19th worldwide featuring remixes from Soul Clap, Aki Bergen, Hardsoul, Miguel Migs and Nav Izadi.

The full length album, Outside the Skyline will be released September 20th and features guest appearances from Bebel Gilberto, Capleton, Freddie McGregor, Aya, Lisa Shaw, Half Pint and George Levin.

Miguel Migs – “Everybody” (Nav Izadi Remix) [MP3]

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London: Katy B at iTunes Festival – July 19 + Interview


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Katy B will be taking the stage at this year’s iTunes Festival, which invites over 60 artists to perform across 31 consecutive nights (July 1-31) at Camden’s Roundhouse in London, UK. Each performance will be available for streaming both live and for a limited time after the show. Several of the performances will be released as live tracks or EP’s for purchase.

Katy’s performance will be tomorrow, June 19th, along with Jamie Woon. Showtimes are being announced on the iTunes Festival Twitter page.

Above, you’ll find an interview with Katy at the Wireless Festival in London, where she speaks on her experiences with the various festivals she’s been doing, her favorite artists at the moment, and her admiration for Alicia Keys.

Finally, don’t forget our free download of Katy’s “On A Mission,” which expires very soon!

Katy B – “On A Mission” [MP3]

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Giant Step Wins Award for Best Grassroots Events

This past Friday, July 15th, Brooklyn Bodega held their first annual Brooklyn Bodega Awards at the new Sheraton Brooklyn New York Hotel, hosted by Maya Azucena. Giant Step was nominated for Grassroots Event Producer along with Forever Fresh and Live N’ Direct. At the end of the night, Giant Step took home the award.

Co-Founder and CEO of Giant Step, Maurice Bernstein commented after winning: “I would like to thank Brooklyn Bodega for recognizing Giant Step for producing some legendary events over the last 20 years; we look forward to many more.”

Video: Kutiman x Led Zeppelin – “Black Dog”


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Kutiman has recently uploaded his cover of Led Zeppelin’s classic song, “Black Dog.” Constantly upping the ante, this time Kuti has used about 100 different YouTube videos to create his montage. Seeing the shape that the song takes via Led Zep’s many fans is certainly an interesting sight and sound! Seeing how Kuti has masterfully woven together one track is absolute insanity. Amazing.

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