NYC: Giant Step’s Holiday Party with Ali Shaheed Muhammad – Tonight

New York! We hope to see you tonight at our annual Giant Step Holiday Party. We are honored to have Ali Shaheed Muhammad as our guest DJ. Coming from Berlin, DJ San Gabriel will be opening up the festivities.

So, please join us tonight at Le Bain for celebrating the best parts of 2012 in true Giant Step style.
Giant Step Presents Ali Shaheed Muhammad
Monday, December 17th 2012
Doors at 8PM

Strictly Invitation only, you must RVSP here

Le Bain at The Standard Hotel
444 W. 13th St.
New York, NY

New Release: CharlieRED – ‘Religion’ EP


Oooh, yes! More bluesy soul, please. Gary Clark Jr., The Black Keys, and now these guys CharlieRED comprised of singer/songwriter Rocki Evans and producer Cobaine Ivory are giving us life. The new EP, Religion, dropped last week and is available for free streaming and download below.

Above, catch the rich video for the passionate “Radiant Child” single. Loving the perspective and coloring. Word on the streets is more music from CharlieRED is coming soon!

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Jose James Announces US Tour Dates + Conan Appearance on Dec 18


In support of his upcoming album and Blue Note Records debut, No Beginning No End, Jose James is setting out on a US tour beginning January 23 with a New York City with an album release show at the Highline Ballroom, which Giant Step is proud to present!

Before that, you can look forward to Jose’s TV debut on Conan O’Brien on Tuesday, December 18.

Above, catch a look at Jose performing at this year’s iTunes Festival. Dude always holds it down.

No Beginning No End drops on January 22.

Tour Dates
Jan. 23 – Highline Ballroom – New York, NY
Jan. 24 – Howard Theatre – Washington DC
Jan. 26 – Scullers – Boston, MA
Jan. 29 – Cedar Cultural Center – Minneapolis, MN
Jan. 30 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
Feb. 10-Mar. 6 – Asia & Australia Tour
Mar. 9 – The New Parish – Oakland, CA
Mar. 10 – Brick & Mortar Music Hall – San Francisco, CA
Mar. 12 – The Del Monte Speakeasy – Los Angeles, CA

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Video: Ava Luna – “Ice Level”


Not quite sure how to explain Ava Luna aside from amazing. The soulful electro-pop seems to borrow styles from a cappella to weave a truly entrancing experience. Both the male and female lead vocalists express a distinct style in their presentation. In starting off with a melody eerily reminiscent of Beyonce’s opening verse in Destiny Child’s “Say My Name,” any late 90s, early 2000s R&B lover is forever sucked in.

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Video: The Broken Orchestra – “In The Same Way” (Acoustic)


Our June Next Step winners The Broken Orchestra have a string of uniquely awesome guest vocalists on their recent album, Shibui. In this mellow and meditative acoustic video for “In The Same Way,” singer Lauren Jade shines with her rich cooing performance.

Purchase Shibui on Amazon

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