Video: Frank Ocean – “Fake Plastic Trees” (Radiohead Cover)


Spotify’s What’s Next conference held recently yielded a pleasant little Radiohead cover of “Fake Plastic Trees” by our boy Frank Ocean. Above, watch the super DIY fan video to get a little taste. Can’t wait for more from this, dude. Always a treat.

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New Track: Miles Bonny & Ta-ku – “As You Sleep On My Lap” + MP3


Miles Bonny and Ta-ku together have created a nice little lullaby they call “As You Sleep On My Lap,” which was recorded by Miles while his daughter fell asleep on his lap. The heartwarming fairytale-esque track is just a preview of what’s to come on the collaborative EP Miles and Ta-ku are set to release sooner than later. Enjoy the song and download for free below!

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Now Accepting December Next Step Entries


The last round for our 2012 Next Step contest is here! December submissions, we are ready for you! Let’s do this.

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 Monday, December 31. That said, we are now open for December 2012 entries!

Submit your music for consideration!

Video: Jose James – “Trouble” (Live on Conan O’Brien)


Jose James yesterday made his TV debut on Conan O’Brien with an electric live performance of “Trouble.” Seemed to be enjoying himself quite a bit, too! Excuse us while we play this back a few dozen more times.

In the meantime, be sure to check out Jose on his US tour!

No Beginning No End drops on January 22.

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Video: Talib Kweli – “Outstanding” ft. Ryan Leslie


With a new album called Prisoner of Conscious coming soon, Talib Kweli recently released a video for his most recent single, “Outstanding” featuring Ryan Leslie both singing and rapping. The video for the pop-leaning tune shows the gentlemen living large and partying in a giant home nestled amongst the trees. With beautiful women, of course.

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