Now Accepting March Next Step Entries!

 

With SXSW just wrapping up and WMC in full swing, we are now calling all entries for our March Next Step contest! Show us what you’re working with!

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, and Annabel (lee) & Richard E for January 2012!

Stay tuned for the announcement on our February Next Step winner later this 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 Saturday, March 1st. That said, we are now open for March 2012 entries!

Submit your music for consideration!

Nneka Releases ‘Soul Is Heavy’ + Remixes, Tour, & Contest

 

Today marks the official US release for Nneka’s third full-length album, Soul Is Heavy. Nothing less than what you’d expect from the Nigerian-German artist – heartfelt music that pushes your buttons and makes you feel more than a little.

Below, you can stream the Digital Mystikz Remix for “My Home” by Coki and the Joe Goddard Remix for “Shining Star.”

It would be a sad sad mistake if you were to miss this lady on tour. Check the tour dates after the jump and be sure to catch her in your city.

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US tour dates after the jump

Robert Glasper Releases ‘Black Radio’ + Video & 2nd NYC Release Show @ Highline Ballroom – Feb 29

 

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If you’ve been anywhere on the internet today, you’d should have easily seen about eleventy-billion posts about our man Robert Glasper and his oh so fancy Experiment’s release of Black Radio. We’re still blinking after seeing the iTunes price of $6.99 – that’s like, basically free.

Yes, the album actually features Erykah Badu, Lupe Fiasco, Lalah Hathaway, Shafiq Husayn, Ledisi, and Meshell Ndegeocello, amongst others. No, we’re not kidding when we say the that Black Radio is top to bottom worthy of a sublime stupor.

After dizzying ourselves from running around in circles of excitement all morning, we have now transitioned to the running man in anticipation of the release show at the Highline Ballroom in NYC tonight. And while you’re hating us in our unabashed show-off, do know that you can also gloat by grabbing tickets to tomorrow’s newly added second release show on Wednesday, February 29th.

Also, hats off to Okayplayer for premiering the video for the title track featuring Yasiin Bey! Check it out above.

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Estelle To Release ‘All Of Me’ + NYC Release Show & Contest

 

Having dropped several gems from her upcoming All of Me album (out tomorrow), Estelle is certainly showing and proving that she’s not only still got it, but she’s also got something to say.

Also, New Yorkers won’t want to miss Estelle’s release show tomorrow, February 28th! Details below.

Enter our contest to win tickets to her NYC release show (as well as for her Philadelphia and Nashville dates)!

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Estelle – “Break My Heart” ft. Rick Ross
 

Event Details
Estelle NYC Release Show for All Of Me
Tuesday, February 28th
7PM
Irving Plaza
New York, New York

Tickets: $22
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New Remixes: K’Naan – “Is Anybody Out There?” ft. Nelly Furtado + Remix Contest

 

We’ve got a few snazzy remixes to share for K’Naan’s track with Nelly Furtado, “Is Anybody Out There?” Get down with Richard Dinsdale, Cutmore, & MYCNC for a new level of dancery by streaming the tracks below!

You can also submit your own remix of the track for a chance to win prizes from Roland, cakewalk, and K’Naan. Enter the contest at Indaba Music.

K’Naan – “Is Anybody Out There” ft. Nelly Furtado (Richard Dinsdale Club Mix)
 

K’Naan – “Is Anybody Out There” ft. Nelly Furtado (Cutmore Club Mix)
 

K’Naan – “Is Anybody Out There” ft. Nelly Furtado (MYNC Club Mix)
 

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