NYC: Sweet Spot Festival, May 26 – Sep 22


Giant Step is excited to be a part of the Sweet Spot Festival series in Harlem this summer! Bringing together Harlem’s diverse community, celebrating its rich legacy & promoting music, art, culture and commerce, the series kicks off with a free dance party this Sunday, May 26, from 2-9PM at the West Harlem Pier. Herbert Holler, Dynamite Black, Redlox, Elbow Greasy and Woof the Phonocator will be spinning mix of Soulful House, classic R&B, Disco, Funk and Soul.

From May through September, the festival will host an eclectic range of musicians, DJ’s, and themed dance parties. There will be JetBlue flight giveaways, kids activities, free fitness workshops and the Sweet Spot market place with an array of food vendors and one-of-a-kind vintage & jewelry selections.

Bring your good spirits and join us at the Sweet Spot Festival this summer!

The Sweet Spot Festival series schedule:
Sunday, May 26 – West Harlem Piers 2-9 pm
Sunday, June 16 – Jackie Robinson Park 12-6pm
Saturday, July 20 – Jackie Robinson Park
Saturday, August 17 – Jackie Robinson Park
Saturday, September 14 – Pier 1
Sunday, September 22- Jackie Robinson Park

New Track: Francis and the Lights – “ETC” + MP3


A true mark of an artist is sometimes found in what one conveys with utter simplicity. Francis and the Lights leaves quite the impression with the minimally produced “ETC.” The melodies are simple and the vocal style relatively straightforward, yet all put together the song immediately grabs at the listener with the unquestionable world it creates.

New Track: Andreya Triana – “Song For A Friend”


While new material from Andreya Triana feels like it’s been a long time coming, hearing “Song For A Friend” reminds us why we’ve waited; Andreya is one of those artists unyieldingly committed to honest, vulnerable music – the kind that works on its own schedule. Slightly somber yet wistful and inspiring, the piano driven ballad dedicated to friendship draws out emotion in the most beautiful of ways.

Listen to the track on Planet Notion.