DJ Spinna Mans The Decks On June 18th at NYC’s Le Bain – The Standard


After hosting legendary DJs from Dennis Ferrer to Danny Krivit, and Rich Medina, Giant Step's monthly night at Le Bain returns to the 18th floor of the Standard Hotel with the world-class DJ Spinna. Get ready to dance on June 18th as Spinna’s sets inject the dancefloor with deep and soulful house music.

RSVP here and make sure you come early.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Next Step April Winner: Dezaray Dawn


[kml_flashembed movie="" width="550" height="445" allowfullscreen="true" fvars="fs=1" /]

We are proud to announce Atlanta based future soul singer Dezaray Dawn as our April Next Step winner! The German-born gal has a voice of power, comfort, and euphoric healing – something like what you feel when listening to Fertile Ground’s lead singer, Navasha Daya.

Thus far, Dezaray has released two EPs, Chameleon and Deep, the latter being a collaboration with Marc Mac of the famed 4Hero. Dezaray’s latest single and video is for the sophisticated downtempo and soulful house style “Over It.” Easily repeat worthy – we won’t say how many times we’ve already ran this back. Be sure to grab the free download below.

Folks loving whey they hear can look forward to her debut album, The Dawning, out this summer. In the meantime, we’re very happy to premier “The Dawning” intro track. And look out for some tour dates to be announced very soon!

Dezaray Dawn – “Over It” [Download on Bandcamp]

Dezaray Dawn – “The Dawning”

Facebook | Twitter | Official Site

Video: The Flaming Lips & Erykah Badu – “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” (NSFW)


When the Flaming Lips linked up with Erykah Badu for their all-collaboration album, The Flaming Lips And Heady Fwends, they recorded a cover of an old folk song by Ewan MacColl titled “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.” Most famously recorded by Roberta Flack in 1972 the new version of the song gets a video that’s about as NSFW as it could possibly be. While the various Lips flail around in super slow motion, Nayrok Badu — Erykah’s sister, who looks a whole hell of a lot like Erykah — gets extremely naked and rolls about in glitter, blood, and white goop.

Directed by George Salisbury, the video is an artistic interpretation of the first time a woman has intercourse with a man. We’d like to applaud Erykah for constantly pushing the boundaries of her abilities and by exploring new dramatic forms of artistic expression.

Erykah’s Facebook | Erykah Badu’s Official Site | Flamming Lips’ Facebook | Flamming Lips’ Official Site

Video: Lianne La Havas – “Is Your Love Big Enough?”


[kml_flashembed movie="" width="550" height="445" allowfullscreen="true" fvars="fs=1" /]

The Black Cab Sessions soul sensation Lianne La Havas has a new video for the title track of her upcoming debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough?. The video follows our dear lady while she performs around the world and together with the song demonstrates the remarkable rise of the striking new artist.

For those of us who knew about Lianne earlier on – it kind of makes you proud to see all that she’s achieved so fast!

UK folk can look forward to the release of Is Your Love Big Enough? on July 9. The US release will be on August 7.

Facebook | Twitter | Official Site

Video: Anthony Valadez – “Precious” ft. Def Sound


[kml_flashembed movie="" width="550" height="445" allowfullscreen="true" fvars="fs=1" /]

Firstly, Anthony Valadez murked it on that “Under Water” track with Mar last month. Go ahead and listen if you missed that somehow.

Most recently, he teamed up with LA vocalist Def Sound to release the short but sweet stop motion video for “Precious.” The nautical vibe tune shouts out Herbal Essence (remember how that was the jam back in the day?) and weird chicks. We’re into it.

Pre-Order Just Visiting on iTunes

Twitter | Official Site