NYC: Giant Step Presents Tortured Soul + DJ Spinna At Stage 48 – 3/14

We’re very pleased to present soulful electro-dance trio Tortured Soul on Thursday, March 14th at Stage 48. The group recently released their single “Dirty”, which features several fabulous remixes, including one from DJ Spinna. It’s fitting then that Spinna will be joining the show, providing his eclectic selection of soulful house, Afrobeat, funk, and more for your dancing pleasure.

Tickets are already on sale here.

Giant Step Presents Tortured Soul + DJ Spinna
Thursday, March 14th
Stage 48
605 W. 48th St. @ 11th Avenue
Doors: 8:00 PM / Show: 9:00 PM More Info

Premiere: Jesse Boykins III & MeLo-X – ‘Zulu Guru Live’ + Download

 

After getting intimate with Jesse Boykins III and MeLo-X with our Road To Zulu Guru interview, we’re thrilled to bring you yet another a treat from the talented duo. Not too long ago, the singer rapper pair gave a live performance at the super cool Converse Rubber Tracks studio. Today we get to premiere three tracks from the evening that comprise a new free Zulu Guru Live EP that we’ve got for the streaming and downloading for you below!

And above, try keeping your composure while watching a video recording from the evening. *Fanning selves*

For those that want to get in on the live action, folks in Los Angeles can catch Jesse rocking a solo gig on February 9. Details after the jump.

Jesse Boykins III & MeLo-X – Zulu Guru Live [Download on Sendspace]

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Event details and album artwork after the jump

Video: The Child of Lov – “Give Me”

 

So funky. The Child of Lov earlier this month released his cheeky video for “Give Me,” a tune blending elements of soul, blues, and funk, and some good ol’ raw charm.
According to Potholes In My Blog, the upcoming album is set to include Damon Albarn, DOOM, and Thundercat, amongst others. If this is any indication of what’s to come, we certainly can not wait.

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Video: Bonobo – “Cirrus” + New Album ‘The North Borders’ & Tour in April

 

Oh, man. Bonobo is back and has got our britches in a bunch with anticipation now. Today he released a new video for “Cirrus,” the first single off his upcoming album, The North Borders. The ambient tune continues on the same theme of his previous music – fantastical, atmospheric, jungly, tribal electronic music with a soulful flourish. The video is a quirky semi-animation with a circa 1940s flair.

The North Borders is out April 1. A tour will kick off on April 10 and span several US cities – catch those after the jump.

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Nickodemus Takes Us Back with His 1995 Giant Step Mixtape

 

Nickodemus takes us way back with his first mixtape he did for Giant Step in 1995 back when we were Groove Academy. Hear and download below as well as get Nickodemus’ nostalgic recollection of a legendary time:

In 1995 I passed on a mix tape to Groove Academy (Giant Step) Marc Labelle at an outdoor stage that was rocking with DJ’s Jazzy Nice, Chillfreeze + Groove Collective & Nappy G live. They soon took me on as a 3rd DJ in the weekly rotation of the legendary Giant Step parties. The club vibes were HOT! There was a mix of hip hop, jazz, funk, live instrumentation, paintings, tap dancers as well as a very funky & sexy dance floor! Needless to say, I was hooked & thanks to Marc, Maurice Bernstein & Jonathan Rudnick, I stayed in the Giant Step crew for many years after. We pushed the sounds from Acid Jazz/funk, Hip Hop/Trip Hop, House & Drum & Bass- all with live musicians taking it to another level. I’ve also had the opportunity to DJ at shows for Jazzmattazz, Tricky, K&D, St Germain, Pharcyde, Groove Collective, Massive Attack, Gil Scott Heron & all the greats who passed through NYC at that time. Here’s the 1st mix-tape I did for Giant Step in 1995. It featured artwork by BLUSTER! #MixTapeDiaries with more mixes & stories continue on www.mixcloud.com/Nickodemus ENJOY & please share this moment in time!

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