NYC: Rich Medina @ Le Bain – July 22


We’re happy to welcome Rich Medina back to the decks for our upcoming Monday night at Le Bain! Come enjoy some rooftop chillin’ and tasty cocktails while Rich spins his signature mix of “hip hop, jazz, house, spoken word, Afrobeat and bass heavy future soul.”

Event Details
Rich Medina @ Le Bain
Monday, July 22

Doors 8PM

Free with RSVP

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

Video: Drums of Death – “True” ft. Yasmin


With acts like Disclosure, Rudimental, and AlunaGeorge taking the scene by storm, the resurgence of dance music into the mainstream is becoming a very real thing. The cool part is that this “dance” music is taking a variety of forms and drawing from a variety of places, including drum-and-bass, soulful house, and electronic music, to name a few.

Drums of Death’s “True” track featuring Yasmin falls more into the realm of soulful house, but yet still has sort of a modern edge. Loving the simplicity of the black and white visuals – so fun and carefree!

NYC: ‘Offline’ with Q-Tip @ Panther Room – July 24


Our now weekly Offline party presented by Q-Tip and powered by Giant Step continues next week at Panther Room!

The first night was a brilliant success with a packed house, including guests like DJ Spinna, Ali Shaheed, Large Professor, and James Poyser in attendance. Better believe that everyone got down, too!

Tickets are on sale now for next week at Panther Room with DJ Kamala opening, and did we mention – a rooftop?!

Event Details
Q-Tip Presents Offline
A Weekly Party Powered By Giant Step

Wednesday, July 24
Doors 10PM

Tickets: $10 advance / $15 door
Purchase tickets

There will be a strict door policy. No single guys will be admitted unless there are ladies in your group.

Dress To Impress.

Panther Room
74 Wythe St
Brooklyn NY

Throwback Thursday: Digable Planets @ Supper Club – Nov 10, 1993


For Throwback Thursday this week, Maurice recounts our first Digable Planets show! Get the scoop below.

I first found out about Digable Planets around 1992. I received a call from Dennis Wheeler, President of Pendulum Records, which was an imprint on Elektra. He knew what we were doing at Giant Step and told me he wanted to send over some demos of a new band they’d signed to hear our response. So, they sent me the demos and I thought it was very Tribe-esque [see: A Tribe Called Quest]. I ended up meeting with the band and the label to explore how Giant Step could help Digable Planets, and this actually became a very early marketing project for us without really realizing it.

Digable Planets finished “Cool Like That” and brought the test press of the track to the Giant Step club, which was then in the basement at Metropolis Café. We tested the song out on the Giant Step crowd – first time that record was ever played in public – and it went down brilliantly; people went crazy. Inspired by the response from the crowd that night, the guys went home and they made The Crashing Giant Step Mix, which was on the original 12” of “Cool Like That.”

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