Now Accepting May Next Step Entries!


Every month our Next Step contest contest seems to pick up more – we are now ready for May entries!

So many awesome artists have been showcased through this series. Tara Priya in July, Iman Williams in August, Tall Black Guy Productions in September, Cole Williams for October, Tensei for November, Awalé for December 2011, Annabel (lee) & Richard E for January 2012, Krystale for February, and Derek Dumont for March!

Stay tuned for the announcement on our April Next Step winner next week!

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 Thursday, May 31st. That said, we are now open for May 2012 entries!

Submit your music for consideration!

Survey: Giant Step Community Feedback + Win Prizes


Thank you for all your support, whether you have been with us for a number of years or are new to the Giant Step community.

We are committed to bringing you the very best in music culture. In order for us to improve and serve you better, we need your feedback, hence this short survey.

Take the Survey + Enter to Win Prizes here

At the end of the survey, you’ll have a chance to win sweet prizes, including:

  • SOL Republic ‘Tracks HD’ Headphones
  • Spotify Premium Accounts (6 Month Subscriptions)
  • Vinyl Packs: Classic Giant Step Records + New Releases
  • Thanks in advance for participating!

    New Release: Columbia Nights – ‘Dawn | Dusk’


    Next week will mark the debut release for Columbia Nights, a soul, hip-hop, jazz, and electronic production duo who got their beginnings in Washington DC. The album is called Dawn | Dusk and broadly features jazz vocalist Sarai Abdul-Malik, who helps create that tingling energy in a song you don’t ever want to give up. Dawn | Dusk will be out May 15.

    Below is a track called “Feel” to help you get a sampling of the sounds.

    Enter our contest to win a copy of Dawn | Dusk.

    Purchase Dawn | Dusk on Recordbreakin’

    Facebook | Twitter | Official Site

    Contest: ‘Kon & The Gang’ Remix via Legitmix


    Crate digger extraordinaire Kon (of Kon & Amir) aka the “re-edit/rework king of 2012″ (per Gilles Peterson), is putting together a 6-track compilation, Kon & The Gang featuring two of his edits. The remaining remixes/re-edits will be pulled from Kon’s favorite submissions to this contest, which will be hosted by our friends at Legitmix.

    The Kon & The Gang compilation featuring the winning entries will be sold on Legitmix, a new revolutionary platform where remixers can sell and promote their work without sample-clearances. You can learn more about how Legitmix works by viewing the video below.

    Get the scoop firsthand from Kon above and visit our contest page for more details.

    Also, be sure to read the contest rules, and then submit your track(s) to

    Legitmix on Facebook | Twitter | Official Site

    New Release: Apollo Brown & OC – ‘Trophies’


    Tomorrow, Detroit producer Apollo Brown and emcee OC release their collaborative Trophies album. Easy on the ears with its classic hip-hop sound, the album has no features or special guests on this one – the producer/rapper duo carry their own weight on this straightforward headbanger.

    Stream the full album on AOL.

    Enter our contest to win a Trophies vinyl and CD

    Apollo Brown on Facebook | Twitter

    OC on Facebook