Video: Muhsinah – “Stop!”

 

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Muhsinah is awesomely awesome and obviously everyone else should think so, too. Seriously listen to her Gone EP if you haven’t already – seriously. Above, you’ll find the rad stop motion video for one of our favorite tracks off the project, “Stop!” Take a look at the lyrics on the YouTube page as well – the lady’s quite the writer as well.

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Giant Step Vault: State of Independents – Giant Step from 2001

This was part of a British documentary on independent dance labels. It features an in depth interview with Giant Step CEO Maurice Bernstein, talking about how the company evolved from club promoters into a full service independent dance label. This was also the peak of indie labels, it makes us want to reignite Giant Step Records again. The piece also features rare footage of Giant Step club at Shine in 2001.

Video: Alice Smith – “Fool For You” (Cee-Lo Cover)

 

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The magnificent Alice Smith seems to be back at it. After hearing rumors of comebacks for a minute, we’ve been holding on to hope for a while now. Everyone can now breathe easy with this new cover of Cee-Lo’s “Fool For You.” Damn, this little lady got some pipes, man.

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Video: Quadron – “Ex-Factor” (Lauryn Hill Cover)

 

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Coco of Quadron convenes with her bandmates to do a beautiful rendition of Lauryn Hill’s “Ex-Factor.” Pretty incredible for an impromptu performance that’s basically a cappella. Gotta love the charming courtyard in Vienna and the elegant Coco is doing nothing less than killing it in that fit.

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Giant Step Vault: Giant Step Vintage – 10th Anniversary, 2000

In 2001 we celebrated our 10th anniversary in style! Central Park Summerstage was the location and the line up was historic. Femi Kuti in full flight, a rare US appearance from Lamb, plus performances from Mark Anthony Jones and Tamango. DJs that day were Gilles Peterson and Ron Trent.