New Mix: Gilles Peterson @ LPR on October 25


Fuel up on this cloudy Monday with a nearly four hour live mix compliments of our wonderful pal Gilles Peterson. The dreamy set is from Gilles’ appearance at Le Poisson Rouge in NYC after leaving us in waiting for a year following the epic Cielo show. The set ripples and flows effortlessly making you want to twirl about in a carefree ecstasy sprinkled with some wiggle breaks.

For a very special treat, Leron Thomas also joins in for a live performance not to be missed.

And because we love you so, the whole mix is available for stream and a free download below.

Gilles Peterson @ LPR on October 25 [Download]

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Video: Shadow Child & Horx – “Border Town” ft. TK Wonder


Our longtime friend TK Wonder teams up with Shadow Child & Horx for the space-industrial tune, “Border Town.” In the new video, the alluring rapper mostly stands at attention and with minimal hand choreography puts her audience into straight hypnosis. TK’s tone and razor sharp flow completely entrance and assure that your eyes and ears are slaves to her dictation.

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Now Accepting Next Step November Entries


November Next Step contest submissions we are ready for you! Show us what you’re working with.

Next Step winners in 2012 have included: Annabel (lee) & Richard E for January, Krystale for February, Derek Dumont for March, Dezaray Dawn for April, Jaidene Veda for May, The Broken Orchestra for June, Sean Haefeli for July, Lady C for August, and Rachel Brotman for September!

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 Friday, November 30. That said, we are now open for November 2012 entries!

Submit your music for consideration!

Video: Siaira Shawn – “Cherish The Day” (Sade Cover)


Inspired by the earth-shattering rendition by Lalah Hathaway for Robert Glasper’s most recent project, our girl Siaira Shawn put her own spin on Sade’s “Cherish The Day.” Siaira boldly sings a cappella and lets her sweet voice shine in this heartfelt, intimate performance.

And yes, you can definitely expect new music from Siaira this year along with more little treats like this one – can’t wait!

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Video: Raul Midon – “Don’t Take It That Way” (Live in Paris)


Singer of the otherworldly “Sunshine” Raul Midon does something to your spirit with his vocal stylings. Today, we found this awesome live performance of Raul singing “Don’t Take It That Way” live in Paris whilst strumming that guitar in his signature heart stealing fashion. Such a simple, soothing tune. Don’t misconstrue thangs, people!

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