Now Accepting March Next Step Entries!


With SXSW just wrapping up and WMC in full swing, we are now calling all entries for our March Next Step contest! Show us what you’re working with!

So many awesome artists have been showcased through this series. 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!

Stay tuned for the announcement on our February Next Step winner later this week!

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 through Saturday, March 1st. That said, we are now open for March 2012 entries!

Submit your music for consideration!

Video: Avery*Sunshine – “Ugly Part of Me”


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Listening to this sultry, soul drenched tune you wouldn’t be able to guess the topic matter offhand. Truth is that Avery*Sunshine gets pretty real about her dark side with her video for “Ugly Part of Me.” Many of us know what it feels like to let our expectations and disappointments with a love interest take over to create what can be an ugly monster.

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Video: Lianne La Havas – “Lost & Found”


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In late January, soul darling Lianne La Havas cast a spell on us with her retro chic “Forget” video. And now we have the video for the title track from her EP, Lost & Found, which you can find above. The stripped down piano-driven track is coupled with delicate and intimate visuals of a super sexy Lianne. Beautiful minimalist use of shadows and movement in this black and white video.

Look out for Lianne’s debut album to release in July of this year! It’s going to be pure magic – we know it.

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New Track: Nas – “The Don”

Nas just released the latest single from his upcoming album Life is Good, along with some pretty swanky artwork. Produced by Salaam Remi, Da Internz & Heavy D, their studio mastery is unmistakable on this track, aptly titled “The Don.” This dancehall-drenched beat is going to hang as heavy on your head as that ring undoubtably sits on Nas’ finger.

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New Release: Roses Gabor – ‘The Wonderful World Of Roses Gabor Vol. 1′ (Mixtape) + MP3


Most of you will probably recognize London vocalist Roses Gabor from “Pharaohs” off of SBTRKT’s release from last year. However, this mixtape is about to open your eyes to the far and wide worlds that Roses has already traversed, including work with Gorillaz and Theophilus London. Sass-n-frass for a good 45 minutes straight – working it!

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