Video: Eric Lau – “This Is For You”


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What a gem to stumble upon. This one is a video with Londoner Eric Lau where he shares his production process in his studio.

To boot, the track in the demonstration is also available for free download! We love this guy. Looking forward to more new ish, soon, please!

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Next Step Artist Spotlight Contest: September Entries!


We are now entering the third month of our monthly Next Step contest aimed at highlighting up and coming musical talent.

To date, we’ve featured a couple of amazing folks, including Tara Priya in July and Iman Williams in August. Both very talented vocalists.

The winner will receive an “Artist Spotlight” feature post on the Giant Step website, and up to $1,000 in Giant Step Marketing services!

Please note that we are accepting submissions from anyone that makes music – producers, singers, instrumentalists, rappers, and bands alike are all welcome.

This month, we are accepting submissions from today until Tuesday, September 20th. That said, we are now open for September entries!

Submit your music for consideration!

New Release: Captain Planet – ‘Cookin’ Gumbo’ + Free MP3s


You may remember reading about our excitement about this album a couple weeks ago. Or perhaps you still can’t stop playing Captain Planet’s amazing EP’s released over the last few years. Either way, get ready for a thrill with the release of his full length album, Cookin’ Gumbo, today!

The globe-trotting producer presents a musical feast, blending hip-hop production sensibilities with world music to create dancefloor-blazing electronic music.

Make sure to take a listen to the newest free download, “Get You Some,” below, and grab the rest of the free tracks if you missed them earlier.

The lucky ones can check Captain Planet at his release parties in LA, Brooklyn, DC, and SF this month.

Win Cookin’ Gumbo by entering our contest!

Captain Planet feat. Brit Lauren – Get You Some by bastardjazz

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New Release: Oddisee – ‘Rock Creek Park’ + MP3


Today marks the release of Oddisee’s latest project, Rock Creek Park, and it comes with pretty fancy free download if we do say so ourselves. “Mattered Much” features UK based vocalist Olivier Daysoul who delivers a nostalgic brand of soul reminiscent of Donnell Jones. Yes.

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Video: Justice – “Audio, Video, Disco”


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Justice sure has a knack for making some catchy freaking music. Their latest release is the video for the title track to their upcoming album, ‘Audio, Video, Disco,’ which comes out October 24th. With typically dark tones and bright glaring lights, the scene moves from a recording studio to a Christmas tree (?) to a totally rad concert.

Note that the single won’t be available until September 19th, which means you’ll be running that YouTube slider back again and again and again like the rest of us. Enjoy!

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