New Track: Szjerdene – “Leila’s Tale” + MP3

 

Szjerdene does it again. This time, the London vocalist puts down an other-worldly melody over an enchanting Dimlite beat to creat “Leila’s Tale.” The mood of the track gives chills similar to that from some of our favorite Amel Larrieux joints. Stream and download below.

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New Release: Hackney Colliery Band – S/T

 

Inspired by New Orleans marching bands, Balkan Brass, and hip-hop, the Hackney Colliery Band was formed in 2008 by a group of London horn players looking to serve up their own British variety of brass tunes. Already having sold out shows at Scala and Jazz Café, which featured a surprise guest appearance from Amy Winehouse, the band has already stirred quite a buzz. A few weeks ago, HCB released their first album and we are loving the energy – the personality in their music is almost tangible.

The music is eclectic and highly collaborative; Various band members bring in whatever tickles their fancy to rehearsals, including 90s hip hop, pop classics, cartoon samples, rock ballads, and Balkan tunes alike. The result is a melting pot of delicious sound with funk and flavor for days. And we got a particular kick out of the Blackstreet and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ covers.

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New Release: ‘Label Love Vol. 3′ + Free Download

 

Label Love Vol. 3 is a free compilation from some of the dopest indie labels out there right now. Hear music from from Stones Throw, One-Handed Music, Decon Records, Wax Poetics Records, Fat Beats, Wah Wah 45s, and Tru Thoughts. You’ll hear both exclusives and upcoming music from an eclectic bunch of musicians, including Nostalgia 77, Paul White, Stac, Elzhi, Chico Mann, and The Stepkids, amongst others! This is definitely something special right here.

Take a listen and download for free below!

Next Step Artist Spotlight Contest: Accepting August Entries!

 

Last month, we premiered our monthly Next Step contest, which is aimed to highlight up and coming musical talent. The winner will receive an “Artist Spotlight” feature post on the Giant Step website, and up to $1,000 in Giant Step Marketing services! Last month’s winner was LA-based retro songstress, Tara Priya.

This month, we will begin accepting submissions on the 1st and close submissions on the 15th. That said, we are now open for August entries!

Submit your music for consideration!