Video: K’Naan – “Nothing To Lose” ft. Nas


The new video for K’Naan’s “Nothing To Lose” with Nas shows them spending a night in the city cruisin, sippin, hanging out in alleys – you know, the regular. The video also features interludes of K’Naan and Nas trading notes about their challenges coming up and ‘paying their dues.’

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New Release: Cilla K. – ‘New World Lullabies’


New York based vocalist Cilla K. recently released her sophomore album, New World Lullabies, and it’s showing a lot of promise. The music is soulful, the mood varied, and the character raw. There’s a certain charm in the bedroom sound of the production that makes you feel at home. Be sure to take a listen to our favorite track, “You Know Me Better.”

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Video: Saadi – “Snowyman” (Delicate Steve Remix)


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Syrian singer and producer Saadi brings us “Snowyman,” a story of a solitary journey. Delicate Steve has remixed the textured track and added even more vibrance. The accompanying video plays out like a saturated neon haze of dreams, rich and colorful with expanse after endless expanse.

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Now Accepting February Next Step Entries!


The second Next Step contest for the new year is now open! February 2012 marks our seventh installment and we are so ready for all your freshness.

To date, we’ve featured Tara Priya in July, Iman Williams in August, Tall Black Guy Productions in September, Cole Williams for October, Tensei for November, Awalé for December 2011, and Annabel (lee) & Richard E for January 2012! Lots of pretty sounds all around!

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 Wednesday, February 29th. That said, we are now open for February 2012 entries!

Submit your music for consideration!

New Release: Shortcircles – ‘Shortcircles’ EP


Shortcircles (Matt Tammariello) is an Oakland based producer recently signed to Plug Research. In celebrating his new journey, he’s released his self-titled Shortcircles EP, a woozy, buzzing mash of soulful electronic tunes. Think a melange of Teebs, DJ Shadow, and 50s jazz records.

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