New Release: Lenny Kravitz – ‘Black And White America’ Mixtape + Download, Tour Dates, & Video


Our man Lenny Kravitz is in full effect as you may have seen with his “Black And White America” video we posted in November. And today we give thanks to modern mixtape culture for bringing us a free Black And White America Mixtape. A Lenny Kravitz mixtape?! Yep.

Following up to his ninth studio album, Black and White America, the mixtape is essentially a reworked presentation of its tracks mixed and sprinkled with some exclusive re-edits. The work’s storytelling is strongly focused on racial integration and sonically melds together both throwback and future sounds. Stream and download the mixtape for free below!

Also, after the jump you can catch Lenny’s tour dates as well as his video for “Push.”

Download the ‘Black And White America Mixtape’ (Right Click + Save As…)

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“Push” video and tour dates after the jump

Video: Robert Glasper – ‘Black Radio’ Preview


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You’ve already gotten to hear a couple tracks off Robert Glasper’s upcoming Black Radio project, but you want more. Here it is.

This EPK filmed and produced by our friends at Frolab shows an intimate look at the recording process of Black Radio, gives you a peek to several song snippets, and interviews Robert on the unique recording process and his take on the project itself.

Really really great piece. And the anticipation continues…

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Win Tickets to a Secret NYC Performance by José James + Very Special Guests on 1/15


We are pleased to present you with another Giant Step exclusive contest. Enter to win a pair of tickets to a secret intimate performance by one of our favorite vocalists, José James. The show will be taking place at an undisclosed NYC location on Sunday, January 15th. Full details will be announced to the winner by 6pm on Friday, January 13th. José will be performing material from his upcoming release – expect some very special guests, plus DJ Tim “Love” Lee.

Sunday, January 15th
Doors 9pm
Show 10pm

Click here to enter the contest on Facebook

Watch Jose James perform “Trouble” at the AllSaints Basement Sessions

Video: Michael Kiwanuka – “Whole Lotta Love” (Led Zeppelin Cover)


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If this guy’s voice were a person, we would hold its hand and potentially never let go.

On the heels of his Home Again EP, Michael Kiwanuka just released a video of a live session at BBC’s Maida Vale Studios. The song? A cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” complete with some super sick sitar action. Man, is this guy dreamy. Killing it.

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New Track: Eric Lau – “Yesterday” ft. Guilty Simpson, Fatima & Olivier Daysoul


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Looks like the Eric Lau and Guilty Simpson collaboration (“The Mission”) back in November wasn’t a one time thing. Their newest tune, “Yesterday,” is a characteristically chilled out track with droopy keys and features some pretty pretty background vocals from Fatima and Olivier Daysoul. Feel free to let your hair down for this one.

Purchase “Yesterday” on Soundcloud

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